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

National Apprenticeship Week - November 13-17, 2017

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Maryland recognizes National Apprenticeship Week to raise awareness of the meaningful contributions apprenticeship programs make to our country’s workforce, and to educate businesses and leaders on the importance of apprenticeship opportunities as successful business and workforce development tools. This year’s theme is “Celebrate Maryland’s Workforce Revolution!”

The Maryland Department of Labor is participating in 12 events throughout Apprenticeship Week, including a networking breakfast with the Maryland Tech Council and TranZed Apprenticeship Services, an Apprenticeship Sponsor Appreciation Ceremony, an American Hotel and Lodging Association announcement, a Youth Apprenticeship Program announcement and a skilled craft union open house. Find the complete list of events below.

For questions about these events or to learn more about Registered Apprenticeships, e-mail us at or call 410-767-2246.


Event #1 ‘The Other Four Year Degree’ Open House
Location UA Local 5 Plumbers and Gasfitters Training Center
5000 Forbes Boulevard | Lanham, MD 20706
Time 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Focus Kickoff National Apprenticeship Week with hundreds of area youth as they learn about apprenticeship opportunities with more than 50 skilled craft union occupations.
Event #2 ‘The Dynamic Workforce Training Duo!
Location Maryland Department of Transportation
7201 Corporate Center Drive | Hanover, MD
Time 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Focus Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly Schulz and Maryland Apprenticeship Program Director Chris MacLarion share tips on how to leverage Maryland’s two highly successful workforce development programs: Maryland Apprenticeship and EARN Maryland.
Event #3 ‘The Other Four Year Degree’ Open House
Location UA Local 5 Plumbers and Gasfitters Training Center
5000 Forbes Boulevard | Lanham, MD 20706
Time 1:00 pm – 12:00 pm
Focus Trades Day continues with Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly Schulz stopping by the UA Local 5 open house hosted for area youth.
Event #4 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 am – 11:00 am
Focus 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.
Event #5 The Maryland Tech Council and TranZed Networking Breakfast
Location Launch Works
9841 Washingtonian Boulevard, Suite 200 | Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Time 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Focus What is a modern day Registered Apprenticeship? Why are the most innovative tech companies using apprenticeships? Find out at this networking breakfast and be the first to hear big news about what’s next for apprenticeships and tech in Maryland.
Event #6 Apprenticeships for All
Location Workforce & Technology Center (WTC)
2301 Argonne Drive | Baltimore, MD 21218
Time 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Focus Maryland’s Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) hosts an information session to bring attention to opportunities in Registered Apprenticeships for persons with disabilities. Presentation will include an overview of Registered Apprenticeships and Youth Apprenticeships, followed by a panel presentation about career fields in electrical trades, IT, healthcare, and construction.
Event #7 Sponsor Appreciation Ceremony
Location Montgomery Community College, High Technology and Science Center
20200 Observation Drive | Germantown, MD 20876
Time 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Focus This has been a record breaking year for the Maryland Apprenticeship Program with more apprentices registered, more sponsors engaged, and more apprentice programs created or reactivated than ever before. This success could not have been possible without the companies that have believed in Registered Apprenticeships as a winning workforce solution. Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly Schulz and the MATC will welcome our latest sponsors and celebrate all sponsors who have joined the program in 2017.
Event #8 A Safer Workforce with Registered Apprenticeships
Location Hunt Valley Country Club
1401 Phoenix Road | Phoenix Maryland 21131
Time 7:30 am – 10:30 am
Focus Better trained workers means a safer work environment. Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly Schulz will share how Maryland Apprenticeship produces highly trained skilled workers, making the state a leader in workforce safety at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Baltimore ‘State of the Industry Economic Forecast and Safety Awards’.
Event #9 Service with a Smile…and a Well-Trained Workforce
Location Center for Urban Families
2201 N Monroe Street | Baltimore, MD 21217
Time 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Focus Registered Apprenticeships can be applied to just about any industry. The American Hotel and Lodging Association will announce Maryland’s first hospitality apprenticeship program with details on how to apply.
Event #10 Youth Apprenticeships
Location Frederick County Public Schools Board Room
191 S East Street | Frederick, MD 21701
Time 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Focus A celebration of the successful Apprenticeship Maryland Frederick Youth Pilot Program and a special announcement of what’s next for this model program.
Event #11 Local Workforce Partners ‘Koffee with Kelly’
Location Patapsco River Training Room
613 Global Way | Linthicum Heights, MD
Time 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Focus A special sit down discussion with Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly Schulz, the Maryland Office of Apprenticeship & Training team and the local workforce directors.
Event #12 ‘Building Tomorrow’s BioHealth Workforce’
Location Loyola University - Timonium Graduate Center
2034 Greenspring Drive | Timonium, MD 21093
Time 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Focus Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly Schulz will deliver the keynote address at the Mid-Atlantic Biology Research and Career Network Symposium, focusing on how Registered Apprenticeships are revolutionizing Maryland’s workforce.