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November 14, 2022 - Grantville, PA

L&I, DCED Join Dauphin County Insulators to Celebrate Pennsylvania's Robust Network of Apprenticeship Programs

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier and Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Neil Weaver visited a training center in Dauphin County that prepares workers for family-sustaining careers through registered apprenticeship - a workforce development model growing in Pennsylvania that offers workers the opportunity to earn while they learn on the job.

"As we kick off National Apprenticeship Week, it is only right we do so by recognizing the strength of Pennsylvania's building and construction trades - an industry that leads the commonwealth in its commitment to dismantling barriers separating workers from in-demand skills and family-sustaining wages," Secretary Berrier said. "At L&I, we believe strongly in the apprenticeship model and its ability to not only offer industry-driven solutions, but also to achieve diversity, equity and inclusion within Pennsylvania's workforce."


Speakers Include:
John Fritz, Apprenticeship Director, Local NO. 23
Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Neil Weaver
David Cutright, Vice President and Area Manager, Advanced Specialty Contractors
William B. McGee, Business Manager, Local NO. 23



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22344_li_apprenticeshipweek_NK_001.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>L&I Secretary Jennifer Berrier talks with Chris Nelmes, 38,  about the apprenticeship program following a press conference which kicked off National Apprenticeship Week with a visit to Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, a training center in Dauphin County, on Monday, November 14, 2022. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration for industry, labor, equity, workforce, education and government leaders to showcase the successes and value of registered apprenticeship for building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22344_li_apprenticeshipweek_NK_002.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>DCED Acting Secretary Neil Weaver speaks during a press conference which kicked off National Apprenticeship Week with a visit to Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, a training center in Dauphin County, on Monday, November 14, 2022. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration for industry, labor, equity, workforce, education and government leaders to showcase the successes and value of registered apprenticeship for building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22344_li_apprenticeshipweek_NK_003.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>John Fritz, apprenticeship director for Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, speaks during a press conference which kicked off National Apprenticeship Week with a visit to Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, a training center in Dauphin County, on Monday, November 14, 2022. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration for industry, labor, equity, workforce, education and government leaders to showcase the successes and value of registered apprenticeship for building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22344_li_apprenticeshipweek_NK_004.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>From left; Anthony Ferguson, a part time instructor at Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23; Anthony Riddick, 24, and Josh Schegan, 35, look at layouts for pipe insulation following a press conference which kicked off National Apprenticeship Week with a visit to Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, a training center in Dauphin County, on Monday, November 14, 2022. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration for industry, labor, equity, workforce, education and government leaders to showcase the successes and value of registered apprenticeship for building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22344_li_apprenticeshipweek_NK_005.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jesse Welk, 27, works on a mock pipe following a press conference which kicked off National Apprenticeship Week with a visit to Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, a training center in Dauphin County, on Monday, November 14, 2022. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration for industry, labor, equity, workforce, education and government leaders to showcase the successes and value of registered apprenticeship for building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22344_li_apprenticeshipweek_NK_006.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>L&I Secretary Jennifer Berrier speaks during a press conference which kicked off National Apprenticeship Week with a visit to Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, a training center in Dauphin County, on Monday, November 14, 2022. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration for industry, labor, equity, workforce, education and government leaders to showcase the successes and value of registered apprenticeship for building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22344_li_apprenticeshipweek_NK_007.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>David Cutright, vice president and area manager for Advanced Specialty Contractors, speaks during a press conference which kicked off National Apprenticeship Week with a visit to Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, a training center in Dauphin County, on Monday, November 14, 2022. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration for industry, labor, equity, workforce, education and government leaders to showcase the successes and value of registered apprenticeship for building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22344_li_apprenticeshipweek_NK_008.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Tools of the trade are pictured following a press conference which kicked off National Apprenticeship Week with a visit to Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, a training center in Dauphin County, on Monday, November 14, 2022. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration for industry, labor, equity, workforce, education and government leaders to showcase the successes and value of registered apprenticeship for building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22344_li_apprenticeshipweek_NK_009.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>William McGee, business manager for Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, speaks during a press conference which kicked off National Apprenticeship Week with a visit to Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, a training center in Dauphin County, on Monday, November 14, 2022. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration for industry, labor, equity, workforce, education and government leaders to showcase the successes and value of registered apprenticeship for building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22344_li_apprenticeshipweek_NK_010.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>From left; Anthony Ferguson, a part time instructor at Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23; Anthony Riddick, 24, and Josh Schegan, 35, look at layouts for pipe insulation following a press conference which kicked off National Apprenticeship Week with a visit to Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, a training center in Dauphin County, on Monday, November 14, 2022. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration for industry, labor, equity, workforce, education and government leaders to showcase the successes and value of registered apprenticeship for building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22344_li_apprenticeshipweek_NK_011.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>L&I Secretary Jennifer Berrier talks with Anthony Riddick, 24, about the apprenticeship program following a press conference which kicked off National Apprenticeship Week with a visit to Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, a training center in Dauphin County, on Monday, November 14, 2022. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration for industry, labor, equity, workforce, education and government leaders to showcase the successes and value of registered apprenticeship for building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22344_li_apprenticeshipweek_NK_012.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>L&I Secretary Jennifer Berrier speaks during a press conference which kicked off National Apprenticeship Week with a visit to Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, a training center in Dauphin County, on Monday, November 14, 2022. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration for industry, labor, equity, workforce, education and government leaders to showcase the successes and value of registered apprenticeship for building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22344_li_apprenticeshipweek_NK_013.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>L&I Secretary Jennifer Berrier talks with Chris Nelmes, 38,  about the apprenticeship program following a press conference which kicked off National Apprenticeship Week with a visit to Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, a training center in Dauphin County, on Monday, November 14, 2022. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration for industry, labor, equity, workforce, education and government leaders to showcase the successes and value of registered apprenticeship for building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22344_li_apprenticeshipweek_NK_014.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>John Fritz, apprenticeship director for Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, speaks during a press conference which kicked off National Apprenticeship Week with a visit to Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, a training center in Dauphin County, on Monday, November 14, 2022. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration for industry, labor, equity, workforce, education and government leaders to showcase the successes and value of registered apprenticeship for building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22344_li_apprenticeshipweek_NK_015.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>People listen during a press conference which kicked off National Apprenticeship Week with a visit to Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, a training center in Dauphin County, on Monday, November 14, 2022. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration for industry, labor, equity, workforce, education and government leaders to showcase the successes and value of registered apprenticeship for building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22344_li_apprenticeshipweek_NK_016.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>L&I Secretary Jennifer Berrier and DCED Acting Secretary Neil Weaver take a tour following a press conference which kicked off National Apprenticeship Week with a visit to Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, a training center in Dauphin County, on Monday, November 14, 2022. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration for industry, labor, equity, workforce, education and government leaders to showcase the successes and value of registered apprenticeship for building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22344_li_apprenticeshipweek_NK_017.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>William Youmans, 27, left, and Jesse Welk, 27, work on layouts for pipe insulation following a press conference which kicked off National Apprenticeship Week with a visit to Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, a training center in Dauphin County, on Monday, November 14, 2022. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration for industry, labor, equity, workforce, education and government leaders to showcase the successes and value of registered apprenticeship for building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22344_li_apprenticeshipweek_NK_018.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>John Fritz, apprenticeship director for Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, gives a tour to L&I Secretary Jennifer Berrier following a press conference which kicked off National Apprenticeship Week with a visit to Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, a training center in Dauphin County, on Monday, November 14, 2022. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration for industry, labor, equity, workforce, education and government leaders to showcase the successes and value of registered apprenticeship for building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22344_li_apprenticeshipweek_NK_019.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>DCED Acting Secretary Neil Weaver speaks during a press conference which kicked off National Apprenticeship Week with a visit to Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, a training center in Dauphin County, on Monday, November 14, 2022. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration for industry, labor, equity, workforce, education and government leaders to showcase the successes and value of registered apprenticeship for building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22344_li_apprenticeshipweek_NK_020.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>David Cutright, vice president and area manager for Advanced Specialty Contractors, speaks during a press conference which kicked off National Apprenticeship Week with a visit to Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, a training center in Dauphin County, on Monday, November 14, 2022. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration for industry, labor, equity, workforce, education and government leaders to showcase the successes and value of registered apprenticeship for building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22344_li_apprenticeshipweek_NK_021.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>DCED Acting Secretary Neil Weaver speaks during a press conference which kicked off National Apprenticeship Week with a visit to Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, a training center in Dauphin County, on Monday, November 14, 2022. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration for industry, labor, equity, workforce, education and government leaders to showcase the successes and value of registered apprenticeship for building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22344_li_apprenticeshipweek_NK_022.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>William McGee, business manager for Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, speaks during a press conference which kicked off National Apprenticeship Week with a visit to Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, a training center in Dauphin County, on Monday, November 14, 2022. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration for industry, labor, equity, workforce, education and government leaders to showcase the successes and value of registered apprenticeship for building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities.