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Maryland Awarded $2 Million for Apprenticeship Program

Guest feature: Maureen O’Connor is the director of communications for the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation. Follow DLLR on Facebook and Twitter.

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Maryland with a $2 million grant to invest in the state’s apprenticeship program.

“Apprenticeships allow Marylanders to work while they learn in some of the State’s leading industries. Investing in the future of the State’s workforce means investing in registered apprenticeships,” said Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly M. Schulz. “Under the leadership of Governor Hogan, Maryland is working toward a sizable increase in apprenticeships, from 7,186 in 2012 to 9,258 today, with a goal of 9,500 by the end of 2016.”

The state is aligning apprenticeships with the Maryland’s workforce system to ensure that traditional apprenticeship opportunities expand with labor demand. The new funds will be used to provide staffing and outreach to businesses interested in creating apprenticeship opportunities.

For more information about apprenticeship opportunities in Maryland, please visit the Department’s website.

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  1. November 5, 2016 at 6:47 pm —

    My name is Sherman L. Davis, Founder CEO with Futech Engineering Solutions, LLC, this is great news about the Apprenticeship Program, we had been following it since meeting with the honorable secretary of DLLR and his associate person. Definitely good news, the reason I am replying is we launched program CVET_DELMARVA, a unique program to counsel, train, and provide jobs for veterans and housing. We are schedule to have an open house or conference opening speech on the Eastern Shore Thursday November 10th. What better way that to help a much deserving cause and supporting our firm with a grant award so that we can do an apprenticeship programs for the Veterans we are working with. We can use all the support and help needed. You all are invited to attend and if interested, we can provide further information.

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