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WHEREAS, the National Apprenticeship Act was passed August 16, 1937 which established the National Registered Apprenticeship system, a comprehensive system of partnerships among employers, labor, educational institutions, and federal and state governments to shape skilled training for American workers; and

WHEREAS, Registered Apprenticeship has provided state of the art training using an "earn while you learn" model which offers a pathway toward more than 1,000 sustainable careers for millions of Americans; and

WHEREAS, Registered Apprenticeship is an important post-secondary pathway for Nevadans, offering a combination of academic and technical instruction with paid on-the-job training, resulting in a nationally and industry recognized occupational credential that ensures higher earnings for apprentices and a skilled workforce for America businesses; and

WHEREAS, the apprenticeship system has continually modernized and developed innovative training approaches to meet the workforce needs of industry and address evolving challenges of staying competitive in the global economy; and

WHEREAS, through public-private investment and partnerships, more than 2,800 Nevada residents are in Registered Apprenticeship programs in careers such as machine repair, tool and die, facility maintenance, electrician, insulation worker, operating engineer, plumber, painter, and telecommunications technician; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada is dedicated to strengthening and diversifying the economy of the Silver State as well as providing resources to enhance the quality of life for those who live, learn, work and play in our state; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada recognizes Registered Apprenticeships and the partners who provide these opportunities to citizens of the Silver State;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  November 14-20, 2016 as



 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson