Registered Apprenticeship signing ceremony 4/30/19 at 2:00 p.m.

Norfolk High School will now offer students Youth Registered Apprenticeships through the United States Department of Labor.  

On April 30, 2019, Norfolk High School will host Governor Pete Ricketts, Commissioner John Albin from the Nebraska Department of Labor, and other representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor at a signing ceremony event.  This signing ceremony with the U.S. Department of Labor approves Norfolk Public Schools to offer Youth Registered Apprenticeships through Norfolk High School Career Academies

The event will also launch the first NHS Youth Registered Apprenticeship for Industrial Manufacturing Technicians.  Norfolk’s Continental representatives will be on hand to sign paperwork to create the first official apprenticeship being offered to NHS students this spring.  

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Registered Apprenticeship has dramatically impacted the lives, careers and opportunities for millions of workers, and more than 150,000 businesses over the last 80 years, from careers in healthcare, energy and IT, to manufacturing, transportation and more.

The benefits are substantial. Companies that offer Registered Apprenticeship programs can diversify their workforce, improve productivity and profitability, standardize training, reduce turnover, and more. It’s the earn as you learn system that works.

Norfolk High School Career Academies offers Registered Apprenticeship programs approved by the United States Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship for local businesses in the following occupations:

  • Automotive Technician Specialist
  • Welder-Combination
  • Industrial Manufacturing Technician

Dr. Jeff Hoffman, Coordinator of the Norfolk High School Career Academies, told us “We are very excited about the new apprenticeship program.  It will create great opportunities for our Career Academy students to continue their education outside the classroom.  The Registered Apprenticeship program will give students an opportunity to earn a national level certification that will create positive future career options for students.  At Norfolk High School we work hard every day to prepare students to reach their goals for the future, and this is just one more great example! We are very thankful to Continental for agreeing to offer the first apprenticeship and for helping us kick-off this program at NHS.”  

The public is invited to attend the signing ceremony to learn more about the Youth Registered Apprenticeship program offered through NHS Career Academies.  Please join us on 4/30/2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Johnny Carson Theater for this event.