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Mayor Bowser to Announce Apprenticeship DC

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Wednesday, September 6, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will launch Apprenticeship DC, a collaborative effort to increase the number of apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship opportunities for District residents from a collection of grants, customized programs, and traineeship offerings. Apprenticeship DC will expand the availability of apprenticeship programs, particularly in high-demand industries such as construction, infrastructure, hospitality, law enforcement, healthcare, and information technology.

All week long, DC Works Week celebrates the impact of groundbreaking employers and community stakeholders in shaping the District’s workforce system. DC Works Week is a part of Mayor Bowser’s efforts to provide equal economic opportunities for all Washingtonians to have a fair shot and maintain their pathways to the middle class. Since January 2015, the unemployment rate in Washington, DC has dropped by 1.1 percentage points, including decreases in all eight wards.


Wednesday, September 6, at 11 am


Mayor Muriel Bowser
Courtney Snowden, Deputy Mayor, Greater Economic Opportunity
Odie Donald II, Director, Department of Employment Services


Nixon Peabody LLP
799 9th Street, NW, Suite 500
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Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16.