New York City Celebrates Youth Apprenticeship Week with Exciting Event on May 7th

CareerWise New York is proud to acknowledge its Youth Apprenticeship Week event, that took place on May 7th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at 4 W 43rd Street. This event aimed to highlight the invaluable contributions of youth apprenticeships in shaping the future workforce, work-based learning, and fostering innovation in New York.

The event featured prominent speakers from various sectors, Abby Jo Sigal, Jade Grieve, Degan Leopold, as well as representatives from Accenture, Amazon, and JPMorgan Chase. They shared  insights on the importance of youth apprenticeships in preparing young talent for the demands of today’s economy.

“I am thrilled to partner with CareerWise to celebrate national youth apprenticeship week in collaboration with New York City Public Schools, CUNY, the US Department of Labor and our business partners,” said Abby Jo Sigal, Executive Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Talent and Workforce Development. “The apprenticeship model has proven to be one of the most effective ways to prepare our youth for future careers and to connect businesses to the talent they need to thrive, and the Adams’ Administration is committed to creating 30,000 apprenticeships by 2030 in New York City.”

Degan M. Leopold, Chief Partnerships Officer of New York Jobs CEO Council expressed enthusiasm about the event, stating, “Youth apprenticeships play a crucial role in bridging the gap between education and the workforce. By providing hands-on experience and mentorship opportunities, we empower our youth to thrive in their careers and contribute meaningfully to our community.”

Jade Grieve, Chief of Student Pathways for New York Public Schools, echoed similar sentiments, emphasizing the significance of experiential learning in education. “Events like Youth Apprenticeship Week are instrumental in showcasing the transformative impact of apprenticeship programs. They not only equip students with practical skills but also instill confidence and a sense of purpose in their career pursuits,” said Jade Grieve.

Representatives from Accenture, Amazon, and JPMorgan Chase also expressed their support for the initiative, emphasizing their commitment to nurturing talent and driving innovation in New York’s workforce.

The event included speakers, panel discussions, apprentices telling their stories, and networking opportunities for participants to engage with industry leaders, apprentices, and learn more about the benefits of youth apprenticeships.

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Shauna Harman

Director of Marketing and Communications, CareerWise