Nominations Open for 2022 Colorado Apprenticeship Awards

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Sept. 7, 2022 - Do you know an apprentice, mentor, employer, program, partner, or champion doing great work? Nominate them for the 2022 Colorado Apprenticeship Awards. Winners will be recognized at an event on Nov. 16th hosted by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) and Office of the Future of Work (OFOW).

Nominations close September 30th at 11:59 p.m. MT.  Submit a nomination. Additional details about the nomination process are below. If you have questions, please contact  

Are 5% or more of the individuals at your organization participating in a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)? Employers who compose their workforce with five-percent or more of individuals participating in RAPs, will also be honored at the Apprenticeship Awards in November. Fill out this self-attestation form to be recognized!

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About the Apprenticeship Awards Nominations

Both self-nominations and nominations of others are welcomed. Nominations from all industries, backgrounds, and areas of the state are encouraged. 

For the purposes of nominating, the following definition meets the criteria for “Apprenticeship”: Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally-recognized credential. Note: Apprenticeship nominations must be affiliated with a  U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program to be considered.

Award Categories
  • Apprentice: Apprentices will be recognized based on their contributions to their organization and successful progress in the registered apprenticeship program. 
  • Business/Employer: Businesses will be recognized based on their contributions to the apprentice success and industry for which they represent.
  • Mentor/Journeyperson/Preceptor: Mentors, or journeypersons, are individuals that have a formal role in guiding an apprentice in their on-the-job learning component of their registered apprenticeship, typically overseeing the skills earned during employment. They will be recognized based on their contributions to the apprentice and overall organizational success. 
  • Apprenticeship Program: Programs will be recognized based on their contributions to the career and education of apprentices, effectiveness meeting the training and hiring needs of the employer, and contribution to the Colorado economy. 
  • Apprenticeship Partners [Organizations]: Partnerships will be recognized based on their ability to enhance the program quality, increase equity in registered apprenticeship, and align with industry needs.
  • Champion [Individuals]: Apprenticeship Champions are individuals recognized based on their role in advocating for registered apprenticeship and as a result, have made an expansion impact in their communities across Colorado.

Nominate today! If you have questions or have trouble accessing the nomination form, please contact