Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year

Woman Apprentice with Machine with Starry Foreground

Apprentice of the Year Award

Celebrating Florida's manufacturing apprentices.
Nominate Your Apprentice Today

Build a better workplace by fostering a culture of recognition.

One of the major challenges in manufacturing is recruitment and retention of skilled workers to support the needs of the industry. A key retention strategy is to recognize employees for their work and dedication. FloridaMakes now provides the means for all manufacturers with a Registered Apprenticeship Program to elevate recognition of their apprentices through the FloridaMakes Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year Awards.

The statewide Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year will recognize apprentices who demonstrate a positive difference to their employer and an outstanding commitment to learn new skills to prepare for tomorrow's opportunities.


The winner will receive the Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year award at the MakeMore Manufacturing Summit in October 2022. Both apprentice and employer will be featured on FloridaMakes and member websites, apprenticeship related collateral, social media campaigns and industry targeted occupational videos. Any highly commended entrants not selected for the award will receive a certificate of recognition.


The following are the eligibility requirements:
  • Current registered apprentice within manufacturing
  • Have completed a manufacturing registered apprenticeship program in 2021/2022

Award Criteria

Nominees must demonstrate outstanding commitment to their professional development and show how they have made a positive difference to their company. They should have gone above and beyond their normal duties and taken on additional responsibilities, which may include encouraging others to consider manufacturing as a career.

Award Conditions
The winner and other nominees may be featured in promotional activity to promote careers in manufacturing. The apprentice of the year will be asked to submit a summary and outcomes of their activities associated with the award in October of the year following the award.

Application Process
2022 nominations now open!  

Nominate Your Apprentice Today!

Nominations close July 31, 2022.

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