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  • 2020

    Why I Apprentice Video Competition

    The "Why I Apprentice" national JFF contest is calling upon today's youth to share with the world why being an Apprentice has changed their life.

    Are you an Apprentice with a story to tell?

    Whoever can answer the big question in less than a minute could win $1,000 and a trip to New Orleans to attend the JFF Horizons conference where the winning video will be shown to a nationwide audience of more than 1,000 educators, training experts, and employers! Second place will win $500, and third place will win $250!

    Here is how the contest works:

    • In videos of no more than 60 seconds, contestants share what they like best about being an apprentice—what they've learned, how much they've grown, and how much fun they've had.
    • Entries are due March 31.
    • The panel of judges will select the top videos. These will be posted on YouTube, where teens all over the country will be able to see them.
    • The first-place winner will receive $1,000 and a trip to New Orleans for the Horizons summit!

    This competition is open to youth ages 16 to 21 who are participating in Registered Apprenticeship Programs in the United States. This is an opportunity to tell a story, be creative and is also a chance to inspire others. 

    Learn more by checking out the video challenge website

    And download the flyer here.

    Explore all of the apprenticeship resources available on Illinois workNet on the Apprenticeship Illinois site and the Illinois workNet Event Calendar.


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