Apprentice Day Guide

GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR APPRENTICE DAY JOURNEY:

Thank you for registering for Apprentice Day! Click the appropriate link:

Youth Apprentices

Employers

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YOUTH APPRENTICES

Get excited! You are about to embark on a journey of self-discovery! Click here to download the Apprentice Day Student Packet or view the guide below:

HOW TO REGISTER

Step 1: Find your apprenticeship ApprenticeDay.org/Jobs

Step 2: Sign up

 Step 3: Receive an email confirmation from our team. Click the “email confirmation” link to confirm your email. You will be redirected to apprenticeday.org where you will type and confirm your email.

Step 4: After you have confirmed your email, you will receive a welcome email from our team with subject line “Thanks for Registering at ApprenticeDay.org.” In order to participate in the apprentice day program, these forms must be completed. Complete the online forms inside the welcome email. These forms must be completed for registration.

Your welcome email will include the following forms:

Inside the welcome email you will also find the School Dismissal Form (not applicable to home schooled students). Print this form. If you do not have a printer at home, ask your teacher or guidance counselor for assistance. Before you embark on your apprentice day journey, bring this form with you to your apprentice day so you can benefit from an excused absence.

Step 5: Complete the steps above? Excellent! Now, wait to hear from a member of our team.

 DURING YOUR APPRENTICE DAY

Step 1: Show up to your employer’s location about 10 minutes early so everyone can get settled.

Step 2: Show respect and good behavior at all times. Our employers are participating voluntarily.

Step 3: It’s real life work! Make the best of your experience and do the responsibilities that are asked of you.

Step 4: Ask questions! You are here to learn!

AFTER APPRENTICE DAY

  1. How did your day go? Let us know. Immediately following your apprentice day, please complete the Recap Form.  Recap Form: apprenticeday.org/recap
  2. Always be thankful! Write a “THANK YOU LETTER” to our donors. Here are some ways you can write it:
  • A hand-written classic! You can hand write this letter and mail it to us at: National Apprentice Day. PO Box 744. Lewisburg, WV. 24901
  • Use our website! Write a letter on our contact form. Click here.
  • Use social media! Write a post or hand write your letter, take a photo of it, and upload it to social media. Tag the business and @apprenticeday #apprenticeday

Always show appreciation to the ones who helped you the most. A little thank you will mean so much!

  1. Take a survey! We are emailing you one and it takes less than 5 minutes!
  2. Do you have feedback? This survey is an excellent opportunity to tell us!

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EMPLOYERS

We are excited to connect you to youth apprentice(s) and show them their dream job! Click here to download the Apprentice Day Employer Packet.

Before Apprentice Day:

Have you received registration confirmation from our team?  Good! Let’s go…

During your company’s Apprentice Day:

  • Be prepared:
    • Assign one person (or specific people) from the company to meet and work with the apprentices.
    • If you are hosting a larger group, provide your apprentices with name badges.
    • Get to know your apprentices! Ask open-ended questions such as
      • Do you know what we do here?
      • Do any of your family members work a job like this?
      • Why did you visit us?
      • Do you think this job requires a college degree?
    • Show your apprentices a tour of your facility.
    • Tell your apprentices what you do!
    • Motivate your apprentices to learn hands-on! Provide at least 3 responsibilities for your apprentices.
    • Take photos and/or video with your apprentices! Share this special day with the world!
      • Some suggested hashtags: #apprenticeday #jobshadowing #skillsgap #futuregeneration

End of the Day:

  • Thank your apprentices for choosing your business.
  • Did your apprentices make something? Let them take it home as a keepsake!
  • Say your goodbyes!

After Apprentice Day:

  • Share your photos and video!
    • Share on social media and tag us @apprenticeday #apprenticeday
  • Take a survey! We are sending you one and it takes less than 5 minutes!
    • Do you have feedback? This survey is an excellent opportunity to tell us!

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding Apprentice Day, please feel free to contact us at info@apprenticeday.org or call 1-888-B-DREAM’N.