National Apprenticeship Week - Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program (MATP)
National Apprenticeship Week is a national celebration that started in 2015 as a way of promoting new apprenticeship opportunities, honoring apprenticeship leaders and apprentices, and celebrating apprenticeship successes.
In 2017, Governor Hogan declared November 13-17 National Apprenticeship Week in celebration of the role that registered apprenticeships play in revolutionizing Maryland’s workforce. The Maryland Department of Labor participated in 12 events throughout Apprenticeship Week, attracted more than 29,000 social media impressions and was featured in 12 local, regional and national media outlets.
Director of the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program Chris MacLarion (left) and Deputy Assistant Secretary Brandon Butler kicked off National Apprenticeship Week with the Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 5 at their open house for area youth.
Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly Schulz presented John Taylor with the Governor's Citation for his many years of tireless dedication, commitment, and service to apprenticeship and training in Maryland, and his induction into the U.S. Apprenticeship Association Hall of Fame. The presentation was made during the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council meeting during which seven new apprenticeship programs were approved. Read more.
Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly Schulz (2nd from left) congratulates Steve Grega (middle), Maryland’s first IT registered apprenticeship graduate. Steve was presented with his graduation certificate at a networking event with the Maryland Tech Council and TranZed Apprenticeship Services. Read more.
Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly Schulz (center) thanked our 2017 apprenticeship sponsors for making it a record-breaking year with more apprentices registered, more sponsors engaged, and more apprenticeship programs created or reactivated than ever before. Sec. Schulz stands with Assistant Secretary Jim Rzepkowski (back row, 3rd from right), Director of the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program Chris MacLarion (center right), and apprenticeship sponsors at the Sponsor Appreciation Ceremony.
The Department of Labor celebrated the approval of the state’s first-ever lodging apprenticeship program through the sponsorship of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). Left to right: Maryland's first hospitality registered apprentice, Wynter Sharps, AHLA Senior Vice President of Career Development Shelly Weir, Maryland Hotel and Lodging Association President and CEO Amy Rohrer, Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly Schulz. Read more.
Deputy Assistant Secretary Brandon Butler (center) presented Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Teresa Alban (left) and Dr. Kristine Pearl, supervisor, career and technology education (right) with a proclamation of National Apprenticeship Week signed by Governor Larry Hogan. The Frederick County Public School system is revolutionizing Maryland’s workforce by becoming a registered apprenticeship sponsor for the county’s successful youth pilot program. Read more.
Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly Schulz closed out National Apprenticeship Week by thanking the team. Each member of the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program team received a Secretary's Citation for their dedication to apprenticeship in Maryland.
If you are interested in hosting or participating in a National Apprenticeship Week event, contact Chris MacLarion, program director, at 410-767-3969.
For additional information, contact:
Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning
Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 209
Baltimore, MD 21201