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National Apprenticeship Week - Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program (MATP)

National Apprenticeship Week

Due to inclement weather, the Apprenticeship Sponsor Appreciation Event scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at CCBC Essex was CANCELLED.

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An annual countrywide celebration, National Apprenticeship Week launched in 2015 as a way of promoting new apprenticeship opportunities, honoring apprenticeship leaders and apprentices, and celebrating apprenticeship successes.

The state’s theme this year is Apprenticeship Works! and will highlight how registered apprenticeship can be successfully employed in any industry, in any job and are available to all Marylanders.

Throughout Apprenticeship Week, the Maryland Department of Labor is participating in events around the state, including a career fair, a skilled craft union open house, a youth apprenticeship information session, and a manufacturers’ roundtable.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
   
Event #1 The Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council (MATC) Bi-Monthly Meeting
Location Baltimore JATC for the Electrical Industry
2699 West Patapsco Avenue | Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Time 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Focus The MATC enables businesses to grow and thrive through the use of apprentices, by certifying programs that meet proven standards. During this important MATC meeting, businesses from various industries will present their apprenticeship program plans for review and approval. Open to the public.
   
Event #2 Webinar: How to Become a Maryland Emergency Management Specialist Registered Apprentice or Employer
Location Online
Time 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Focus The Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management and the Frederick Community College will present a special webinar for anyone interested in becoming or hiring an emergency management specialist registered apprentice. Speakers will discuss the many benefits of apprenticeship and how to get started in this in-demand career. Open to the public. For more information contact Stephen Carter at 240-629-7986.
   
Event #3 School-to-Work Apprenticeship Event
Location Crossland High School
6901 Temple Hill Rd
Oxon Hill, MD 20748
Time 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Focus Employ Prince George’s and the Prince George’s County Public Schools invite Prince George’s County high school sophomores and juniors and their families to attend this announcement and informational event to learn about new school-to-work opportunities as a registered apprentice. Students interested in a career as an electrician, plumber, carpenter, mason or in HVAC are encouraged to attend. Open to the public. To R.S.V.P., e-mail EDCWSD@co.pg.md.us or call 301-618-8400.
   
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
   
Event #4 Washington County Workforce Development Employer Summit
Location Hagerstown Community College
Career Programs Building, Rooms 211 & 213
11400 Robinwood Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Time 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Focus Enjoy breakfast, networking and lightning round presentations from local,
regional, and state workforce development partners regarding programs and services, including registered apprenticeship. Walk away with concrete resources for attracting, training, & retaining employees. This event is being sponsored by the Washington County Department of Business Development, Business Outreach Services Strategy (BOSS) Workforce Development Partners, Western Maryland Consortium, and Hagerstown Community College. For questions, contact Angie Detrick at 301-791-3164, ext. 111.
   
Event #5 Mid-Atlantic Carpenters National Apprenticeship Week Open House
Location Mid-Atlantic Carpenters Training Centers
8510 Pennsylvania Avenue
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Time 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Focus The Mid-Atlantic Carpenters’ Training Centers has conducted carpentry training programs since 1951. Students in this program are on a career path that promises good union jobs with superior health benefits and retirement pension plans. Come see what their apprenticeship programs are all about and enjoy hands-on activities. Visit the Mid-Atlantic Carpenters’ Training Centers website for more information.
   
Event #6 Building Trades Annual Conference
Location Hilton Ocean City Oceanfront Suites
3200 North Baltimore
Ocean City, MD 21842
Time 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Focus Presentation by Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program Director Chris MacLarion on apprenticeship best practices and how to increase recruitment of apprenticeship candidates.
   
Event #7 Apprenticeship Career Fair
Location Prince George's County Community College
Student Center – Community rooms B & C
301 Largo Rd
Largo, MD 20774
Time 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - for veterans and spouses of veterans only
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - open to all job seekers
Focus Employ Prince George’s invites job seekers of all ages to attend and meet
employers seeking to hire apprentices. Learn what an apprenticeship is and how apprenticeship can help you develop a good-paying career without incurring student debt. Open to the public. To R.S.V.P. e-mail EDCWSD@co.pg.md.us or call 301-618-8400.
   
Event #8 Apprenticeship Lunch and Learn
Location Frederick County Chamber of Commerce
118 North Market Street, Suite 200
Frederick, MD 21701
Time 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Focus Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week with a lunch and learn hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management. This networking opportunity highlights the new Maryland Emergency Management Specialist Registered Apprenticeship Program and its benefits.
Free admission. Limited tickets. Register online.
For more information contact Stephen Carter at 240-629-7986.
   
Event #9 GlaxoSmithKline Apprenticeship Recruitment Webinar
Location Online
Time 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Focus GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is pleased to announce that its Rockville, MD site will be recruiting for 2019 apprentice placements! The current occupation is instrumentation and electrical technician. The work-site is in Montgomery County and the related instruction is currently provided at Anne Arundel Community College. This opportunity is best suited for job-seekers who have graduated high school with a 2.8 grade point average or higher and who are 18 years of age or older. The webinar presentation will include: An overview of GSK, a summary of apprenticeships at GSK, an overview of GSK apprentice positions available in 2019, and an outline of the recruitment process and application tips.
   
Event #10 The Regional Manufacturing Institute Apprenticeship Information Session
Location Star Academy
2032 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093
Time 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Focus Apprenticeship works for all sizes and types of manufacturing companies. Meet the people who are growing their manufacturing companies through registered apprenticeship like John Freeburger of Homatro and Lisa Davis of Berry Global. Talk one-on-one with a Maryland Department of Labor apprenticeship navigator who can help you get started. No admission. Open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required at the RMI website.
   
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15
   
Event #11 Advanced Manufacturer’s Roundtable
Location Washington County Technical High School
50 West Oak Ridge Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Time 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Focus Join manufacturers from around the region to discuss workforce challenges and solutions, including the benefits of employing youth apprentices. Manufacturing companies of any size are welcome to join the conversation and learn how to grow their businesses and the local economy. The event is being hosted by Washington County Public Schools, including representatives from the Apprenticeship Maryland Program, in conjunction with Hagerstown Community College. Open to the public. R.S.V.P. by calling 240-500-2413.
   
Event #12 National Apprenticeship Week Building and Trades Career Day
Location Plumber and Gasfitters Local 5 Training Center
5000 Forbes Blvd.
Lanham, MD 20706
Time 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Focus A National Apprenticeship Week staple, this open house hosts hundreds of area youth to learn about every trade in over 50 occupations, so they can make an educated decision about a career in the construction industry and choose a trade in which they will excel. Open to the public.
   
Event #13 Mid-Atlantic Carpenters National Apprenticeship Week Open House
Location Plumber and Gasfitters Local 5 Training Center
5000 Forbes Blvd.
Lanham, MD 20706
Time 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Focus The Mid-Atlantic Carpenters’ Training Centers has conducted carpentry training programs since 1951. Students in this program are on a career path that promises good union jobs with superior health benefits and retirement pension plans. Come see what their apprenticeship programs are all about and enjoy hands-on activities. Visit the Mid-Atlantic Carpenters’ Training Centers website for more information.
   
Event #14 A Case Study for Registered Apprenticeship
Location Dixon Valve
153 Dixon Drive
Chestertown, MD
Time 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Focus In coordination with the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Dixon Valve, a 100 year old Maryland manufacturing company, will recognize its
five new apprentices and share the company’s unique experience and success in hiring apprentices to join its 350-person workforce. By invitation only.
   
Event #15 Apprenticeship Works! A Sponsor Appreciation Event (Event cancelled)
Location Community College of Baltimore County’s Essex Campus
Robert & Eleanor Romadka College Center
7201 Rossville Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21237
Time 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Focus Maryland has reached more than 10,000 registered apprentices currently earning and learning in the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program- the highest participation rate since 2008. The word is out...Apprenticeship Works! This event hosted by the Maryland Department of Labor will celebrate Maryland’s more than 150 apprenticeship sponsors and the partners who have helped make the program a success. *By invitation only.
   
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16
   
Event #16 Youth Apprenticeship Information Session
Location Homewood Suites
1650 Pullman Lane
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Time 7:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Focus Join the Cumberland Valley Society of Human Resources Management for a youth apprenticeship information session presented by the Washington County Public School System. Open to the public. $20 members, $25 non-members. R.S.V.P. by e-mailing cumberlandvalleyshrm@gmail.com.
   
Event #17 Division of Rehabilitation Services Apprenticeship Sponsor Tour
Location Meeting site:
Workforce and Technology Center
2301 Argonne Drive Baltimore, MD 21218
Tour sites include:
TranZed
6802 McClean Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21234
IBEW Local 24
2701 W. Patapsco Ave. #200
Baltimore, MD 21230
Time 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Focus The DLLR apprenticeship team will host a tour for the Division of Rehabilitation Services clients and staff to raise awareness among the disabled community about the opportunities available through apprenticeship in both traditional and non-traditional programs. *By invitation only.
   
Event #18 Apprenticeship Lunch and Learn
Location Applause Catering Banquet Room
58 E. Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Time 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Focus Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week with a lunch and learn hosted by
Washington County and the Washington County Division of Environmental Management. Learn the benefits of youth apprenticeship from former youth apprentice Casey Kelly, now a full-time employee at Beacon Grace, LLC. Also hear about valuable financial incentives to help you get started with apprenticeship at your business. R.S.V.P. at pr@washco-md.net.

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