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

National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration to showcase the opportunities that apprenticeship offers for Americans to develop workplace experience and skills that employers value. The sixth annual NAW will take place on November 15-21, 2021, at hundreds of events across the country.

These events give leaders in business, labor, education and other critical industries the opportunity to showcase their apprenticeship programs, apprentices, and facilities to career seekers in their local communities.

2021 Maryland Apprenticeship Awards

Would you like to see an organization, Registered Apprenticeship Sponsor, Registered Apprentice Mentor, Registered Apprentice or Youth Apprentice receive recognition for excellence? The Maryland Department of Labor (MD Labor) is introducing the Maryland Apprenticeship Awards to recognize exemplary participants in Maryland apprenticeships and to highlight apprenticeship as an outstanding workforce development model.

NOMINATIONS WERE BEING ACCEPTED UNTIL OCTOBER 22, 2021!

Awardees will be announced during National Apprenticeship Week.

National Apprenticeship Week 2021

Download the schedule.

November 15, 2021

Baltimore County Job Club - Apprenticeship Recruiting Event

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Representatives from several Registered Apprenticeship programs will be available to speak to potential apprentices about their program and what apprenticeships can do for them.

Apprenticeship Resource Fair for New Americans

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

The Maryland Department of Labor will be hosting an informational session to offer New Americans the opportunity to hear the basics of how apprenticeship works, as well as to hear directly from representatives of several existing Registered Apprenticeship programs. 

November 16, 2021

Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council Meeting

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council will hold its last meeting of 2021. In addition, a series of special apprenticeship recognition awards will be presented.

Junior Achievement Inspire Virtual

TBD

Student attendees will connect with professionals, explore career pathways, learn necessary skills for in demand jobs, and match post-secondary education opportunities to strengthen their coursework for high school and beyond. Staff from the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program will participate.

GlaxoSmithKline Apprentice Graduation

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

GlaxoSmithKline and representatives from the Maryland Department of Labor will be present for the graduation of one of their apprentices. 

Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership Apprenticeship Open House

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Representatives from apprenticeship sponsor the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the Maryland Department of Labor will be present at this event to showcase apprenticeship opportunities with this manufacturing program.

November 17, 2021

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Youth Apprenticeship Information Session

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

This event is an opportunity for local businesses to learn more about the Apprenticeship Maryland Program (AMP) youth apprenticeship initiative.  Representatives from the school system and the Maryland Department of Labor will be available to discuss the program.

Howard County Apprenticeship Open House

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

The Howard County Department of Workforce Services will be hosting a virtual apprenticeship information session for businesses presented by County Executive Calvin Ball (he may be present via a video).

Mid Atlantic Carpenters Union – Baltimore Apprenticeship Information Session

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The Mid Atlantic Carpenters Union – Baltimore Apprenticeship Program will host a virtual information session for high school students interested in a career in carpentry.

Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee Meeting

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee with hold its last meeting of 2021.  Members will receive updates regarding the Apprenticeship Maryland Program youth apprenticeship initiative.

Junior Achievement Inspire Virtual

TBD

Student attendees will connect with professionals, explore career pathways, learn necessary skills for in demand jobs, and match post-secondary education opportunities to strengthen their coursework for high school and beyond. Staff from the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program will participate.

Patapsco High School Youth Apprentice Signing Ceremony

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

In honor of National Apprenticeship Week, current Patapsco 10th graders enrolled in Intro to AMP will sign a commitment to the youth apprenticeship program. There will be a small ceremony and photo opportunity and a moment to address the students.

November 18, 2021

Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare Apprenticeship Breakfast

TBD
Representatives from apprenticeship sponsor the Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare (BACH) and the Maryland Department of Labor will attend this event to share information regarding the BACH apprenticeship program and how it offers opportunities for healthcare career pathways.

Junior Achievement Inspire Virtual

TBD

Student attendees will connect with professionals, explore career pathways, learn necessary skills for in demand jobs, and match post-secondary education opportunities to strengthen their coursework for high school and beyond. Staff from the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program will participate.

Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce – Foster Great Employees: Apprenticeships

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Are you challenged to recruit and retain a strong workforce? Have you explored apprenticeships? This forum will focus on apprenticeships in the 21st century.

2Gen Family Economic Security Commission Presentation on Apprenticeship

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Representatives from the Maryland Department of Labor and the Maryland Longitudinal Data Center will present on their recent report and how apprenticeship opportunities can provide meaningful opportunities to life families out of multi-generational poverty.

Howard Community College Apprenticeship Grant Award Ceremony

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Representatives from the Maryland Department of Labor will formally award Howard Community College with the State Apprenticeship Expansion Grant – Community College Initiative funding award.

Harford County Electrical Contractors Association (HCECA) Apprenticeship Open House

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This event will highlight the HCECA Registered Apprenticeship program. Representatives of the Maryland Department of Labor will be in attendance.

November 19, 2021

Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) The Changing Nature of Hiring (event by invitation)

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Apprenticeship program sponsor CCBC will host this virtual event to share information regarding the success and growth of their program for employer attendees.  Representatives from the Maryland Department of Labor will also be on hand to share information regarding the benefits of the apprenticeship model for employers.

Plumbers and Gasfitters Local #5 Apprenticeship School Open House

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Representatives from apprenticeship sponsor the Washington, D.C. Joint Plumbing Apprenticeship Committee – UA Local #5 and the Maryland Department of Labor will be present at this event to show case apprenticeship opportunities with this construction industry program.

Baltimore Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee Event

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Representatives from the Baltimore Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee will celebrate the re-opening of their Voice Data Video Apprenticeship class. Maryland Secretary of Labor Tiffany Robinson will participate in this event.

*** One additional BCPS Event … no date specified at this time.***

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2021!

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