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WHEREAS, apprenticeships have helped build America from its early colonial beginnings to the present day and in 1937 Congress enacted the National Apprenticeship Act (also known as the Fitzgerald Act), establishing registered apprenticeship programs that train apprentices in various fields and industries; and

WHEREAS, National Apprenticeship Week is celebrating its 7th anniversary of raising awareness of the vital role that registered apprenticeships play in providing opportunities to the people of Nevada by allowing apprentices to earn while they learn and preparing a pathway to well-paying careers and the ability to advance in those careers; and

WHEREAS, the advancement and well-being of Nevada depends upon its ability to expand its workforce and to promote opportunities for employment and provide adequate training for all persons, without regard to race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, genetic information, national origin or age of 40 years or older; and

WHEREAS, registered apprenticeship programs enable employers to develop and train their future workforce while offering career seekers affordable paths to secure high-paying jobs; and

WHEREAS, registered apprenticeship programs are uniquely able to meet the changing demands of the Nevada economy and provide a path for all qualified individuals, including women, youth, people of color, rural communities, justice-involved individuals and individuals with disabilities, to become apprentices and contribute to America's industries; and

WHEREAS, the Silver State recognizes that registered apprenticeships provide a critical talent pipeline that can train and build up our workforce to address our nation's pressing issues such as responding to climate change, modernizing our cybersecurity response, addressing public health issues, and rebuilding our country's infrastructure;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of November 15 - 21, 2021, as

APPRENTICESHIP WEEK IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 13th day of October, 2021

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