Rural Maryland Council - Maryland Apprenticeship Ambassador Program - Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program (MATP)
“The Rural Maryland Council is impacting rural Maryland in amazing ways,” said Labor Secretary Schulz. “RMC recognizes the value of registered apprenticeships and the potential impact they have on growing rural Maryland’s economy. Their tireless advocacy and dedicated leadership will help us open doors and make registered apprenticeship available in all occupations and in all areas of the state.”
The Rural Maryland Council is the only state agency solely dedicated to rural development. Through its vast network of citizens, community-based organizations, federal, state, county, and municipal government officials, as well as representatives of the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, RMC will support the development and growth of Maryland’s rural communities through registered apprenticeships.
"With our rural areas struggling to provide stable, high-wage jobs, apprenticeships have long been the answer,” said Josh Hastings, RMC chair. “This important pipeline retains our youth within our communities while enabling them to acquire important skills and providing employers access to the future workforce. We are honored to serve as an ambassador and excited to partner with the state in this way.”
(left to right) Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly M. Schulz, Josh Hastings, RMC Chair, Charlotte Davis, RMC Executive Director, Matt Teffeau, RMC 1st Vice Chair
For more information about the program and how to apply, download the Maryland Apprenticeship Ambassador Summary and the Maryland Apprenticeship Ambassador Introductory Letter, or contact Britta Vander Linden, Director of Partnerships and Program Development, 410-230-6242.