Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Approves 27 New Apprenticeship Programs
(ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND) - Governor Larry Hogan announced the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council has approved 27 new Registered Apprenticeship Programs from March 2020 to March 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
These diverse new Apprenticeships are expanding opportunities for jobseekers by connecting them with high-wage jobs in traditional and non-traditional industries, while supporting the workforce needs of local businesses.
“As we move forward with our recovery from COVID-19, it is critical for us to continue our focus on investing in a well-trained, highly-skilled workforce in order to rebuild our economy and ensure a sustainable future,” Hogan said.
“Maryland is nationally recognized for our programs on workforce development, job training and Registered Apprenticeships, and I want to thank the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council for helping us continue to lead the way,” the Governor said.
Apprenticeships are full-time careers that include on-the-job training and classroom instruction that allow Apprentices to earn while they learn.
Anyone 18 or older can be a Registered Apprentice, while high school students can pursue youth Apprenticeships.
The School-To-Apprenticeship Model allows youth ages 16 or 17 to register as Apprentices with a Registered Apprenticeship Sponsor prior to graduation.
Since the beginning of the Hogan Administration, a total of 95 new Apprenticeship Programs have been approved.
“Despite being faced with many challenges due to COVID-19, the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council quickly adapted by transitioning to virtual instruction and modernizing programs to ensure that the state’s nearly (11,000) Apprentices could continue earning and learning in a safe environment,” Secretary Tiffany Robinson of the Maryland Department of Labor said. “I commend the council for approving twenty-seven new Apprenticeship Programs and supporting the needs of Maryland’s jobseekers and businesses in the midst of the pandemic.”
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