Today marks the start of National Apprenticeship Week (NAW)—a nationwide showcase that allows stakeholders in business, workforce, education, and government to highlight the opportunities that apprenticeships provide.

“Registered apprenticeships provide a path to the middle class for workers, and this year’s National Apprenticeship Week event is an opportunity to bring together partners with a vested interest in expanding apprenticeship programs and creating a pipeline to success attainable for everyone,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh said in announcing this year’s NAW.

We looked at some of those pathways being offered around the country. Here’s what we found in these five states.

Check it out.

From Alabama: Yellow Hammer reports the Alabama Office of Apprenticeship has launched a searchable dashboard that allows users to learn about registered apprenticeship opportunities in the state.

From Illinois: WGLT reports Heartland Community College is crafting a program that will include apprenticeships with an area candy company that is expanding its operations.

From Maryland: Baltimore Fishbowl reports the state is investing more than $3 million in a program that encourages businesses to register new apprentices.

From Mississippi: WDAM reports Pearl River Community College in Poplarville has received a grant to engage local employers and develop an apprenticeship program.

From Washington: Go Anacortes reports Dakota Creek Industries has received approval for apprenticeship programs in four trades—machinery assembler, marine electrician, production welder, and shipfitter/fabricator.

Did you miss our previous Back to Work stories from around the country? Catch up here.