Registered Apprenticeship Fair November 14



Culinary Arts CenterEastern Iowa Community Colleges in partnership with IowaWorks, is celebrating the U.S. Department of Labor’s fifth annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) with a Registered Apprenticeship Fair. The event will take place on Thursday, November 14 from 1 – 3 p.m. at Scott Community College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Facility, 500 Belmont Rd., Bettendorf.

NAW was established by the U.S. Department of Labor to celebrate the impact apprenticeships have in helping Americans learn skills for jobs in growing industries. At the event, community members will learn more about Registered Apprenticeship opportunities in the Quad Cities and have the opportunity to network with dozens of local employers.

The benefits of apprenticeship are substantial for both job seekers and job creators. These “earn and learn” models enable employers to fill open jobs, improve productivity and profitability, and reduce turnover while providing the American workforce with pathways to start new careers and acquire the skills needed for good jobs. According the U.S. Department of Labor, workers who complete apprenticeship programs earn $300,000 more over a career than their peers who don’t.

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges currently partners with dozens of local companies to provide training for more than 100 apprentices. As the community’s college, we fill a variety of roles in Registered Apprenticeship training, including creating related coursework for companies who have programs, acting as an apprenticeship sponsor for local manufacturing companies, and coordinating apprenticeships like those in our Culinary Arts program.

For more information about the event or Registered Apprenticeships, call 563-441-4234 . You can also call toll-free 1-888-336-3907 or email  

National Apprenticeship Week National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration that offers leaders in business, labor, education, and other critical partners a chance to express their support apprenticeships. NAW also gives apprenticeship partners the opportunity to showcase their programs, facilities, and apprentices in their community. The events highlight the benefits of preparing a highly-skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of job creators across diverse industries. For more information, visit