City of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney proclaimed November 13 – 19, 2017 as National Apprenticeship Week (NAW). NAW is a national celebration that offers leaders in business, labor, education, and other critical partners a chance to express their support for apprenticeship. NAW also gives apprenticeship sponsors the opportunity to showcase their programs, facilities and apprentices in their community. The weekly events highlight the benefits of apprenticeship in preparing a highly-skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of employers across diverse industries. GBCA is proud to support our labor partners’ apprenticeship programs, building strong foundations for lifelong careers as trades men and women in Philadelphia.

This week, GBCA honors National Apprenticeship Week by featuring some of the local trades with which we closely work (click on the images to find out more about each trade):


Cement Masons & Plasterers

Finishing Trades

Iron Workers

Operating Engineers

Follow along on our social media all week as we highlight the amazing career opportunities available through these apprenticeship programs. Let’s continue to build our future, the future of Philadelphia, together!

Again, Mayor Kenny urges all citizens to recognize the importance of workforce development through job training and apprenticeships. Programs such as NAW can help create a more inclusive and economically viable city, and recognize the organizations and people creating more apprenticeship opportunities for workers in our city and region.

Click below to download a copy of Mayor Kenny’s proclamation about National Apprenticeship Week:

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf also proclaimed National Apprenticeship Week in the state of Pennsylvania. Click below to download a copy of his proclamation: