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National Apprenticeship Week

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National Apprenticeship Week Events
November 11-17, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) Calendar

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November 12

1. Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council (9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)
Description: The Maryland Department of Labor and the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council will kick off National Apprenticeship Week at the Baltimore Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Council's Apprenticeship School. This event will consist of introductory remarks from Maryland Secretary of Labor Tiffany Robinson, an overview of Registered Apprenticeship in Maryland and presentation of new Registered Apprenticeship Programs to the Council for Approval. The event will conclude with a tour of the Training Center for any interested guests.

2. National Apprenticeship Week Building and Construction Trades Career Day (9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Description: The Baltimore-DC Building and Construction Trades Apprenticeship and Training Programs, Maryland Department of Labor and numerous local school systems and schools will learn about a career in the skilled trades. Over 200 local school students will come to the Finishing Trades Institute to see presentations from over a dozen Registered Apprenticeship Sponsors with occupations ranging from electrician and plumber to ironworker and elevator constructor.

3. Registered Apprenticeship Open House at CCBC (1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Description: The Maryland Department of Labor, Maryland Department of Education's Division of Rehabilitation Services, the Community College of Baltimore County, and Registered Apprenticeship Sponsors will host an Open House. Held at the Community College of Baltimore County, jobseekers, workforce staff, and other members of the community will have an opportunity to explore trades such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and welding.

4. Exploring the Intensifying World of Apprenticeships - MACEM&PS Webinar on the Maryland Emergency Management Specialist Registered Apprenticeship Program (10:00 a.m.)
Description: Exploring the Intensifying World of Apprenticeships - Join us for a webinar on Nov 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM EST. Register now! MACEM&PS will introduce you to the U.S. Department of Labor Apprenticeship effort coordinated through The Maryland Department of Labor and Maryland Community Colleges; provide the opportunity for you to learn about the MACEM&PS sponsored Maryland Emergency Management Specialist Registered Apprenticeship Program; to understand the importance of host-employers to the success of Apprenticeship programs; to discover how to become a Registered Apprentice; to become aware of the increasing efforts of Frederick Community College in developing Apprenticeship Programs. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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5. Junior Achievement Aspire Parents Night Preview (5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
Description: November 12, 2019 will be a "Parents Night Preview" at the Maryland State Fairgrounds where 75 exhibitors will provide interactive career exploration fair and have the opportunity to share potential career pathways and advice with parents of 8,000 eighth-grade students from Baltimore County Public Schools. The Maryland Department of Labor's Apprenticeship and Training Program and the Mid Atlantic Carpenters Training Centers Apprenticeship will host a booth where students can experience what it takes to be a Union Carpenter in today’s workforce. Interact and walk through a live job site, seeing if you can identify any OSHA safety violations, inspect your own harness before working at 23 stories in the air, at a leading edge, climb a scaffold and correct any safety violations that you encounter, and operate a Fork truck in a live factory. See if you have what it takes to make it as a Union Carpenter through our Virtual Reality Field Experience and learn how to join a Registered Apprenticeship Program. JA Inspire is an opportunity for Maryland’s future workforce to “step into the shoes of employees” and engage in meaningful conversations with professionals from various, in-demand fields across Maryland.

November 13

1. Hammond High School Senior Fair
Description: To Highlight National Apprenticeship Week, the Hammond High Senior Fair will showcase opportunities from the Maryland Department of Labor, who will speak to seniors about Maryland apprenticeship opportunities. Approximately 100 seniors will learn about Registered Apprenticeship and how to find the opportunities, how to apply, and what is available. (Not open to the Public)

2. DVF & MEP Signing Day-MD MEP Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week at DVF Corporation
Description: The Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), Maryland Department of Labor, Washington County Public Schools, and the DVF Corporation will recognize and celebrate DVF’s Registered Apprenticeship program and their Youth and Registered Apprentices, which is sponsored by MD MEP.

3. Junior Achievement Day 1 (8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
Description: From November 13-14 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 75 other exhibitors will provide interactive career exploration fair and have the opportunity to share potential career pathways and advice with 8,000 eighth-grade students from Baltimore County Public Schools. The Maryland Department of Labor's Apprenticeship and Training Program and the Mid Atlantic Carpenters Training Centers Apprenticeship will host a booth where students can experience what it takes to be a Union Carpenter in today’s workforce. Interact and walk through a live job site, seeing if you can identify any OSHA safety violations, inspect your own harness before working at 23 stories in the air, at a leading edge, climb a scaffold and correct any safety violations that you encounter, and operate a Fork truck in a live factory. See if you have what it takes to make it as a Union Carpenter through our Virtual Reality Field Experience and learn how to join a Registered Apprenticeship Program. JA Inspire is an opportunity for Maryland’s future workforce to “step into the shoes of employees” and engage in meaningful conversations with professionals from various, in-demand fields across Maryland.

4. ABC Cumberland Apprenticeship Open House & Safety Round Table (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
Description: The Associated Builders and Contractors Cumberland Valley Chapter and Maryland Department of Labor will hold a Roundtable Discussion with Apprentices and a Quarterly Safety Roundtable with Employers to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week.

5. Mechanical Contractors Association of Metro Washington symposium (12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Description: The Mechanical Contractors Association of Metro Washington (MCAMW) will host the 20th Annual Symposium and Expo. To highlight National Apprenticeship Week, this year’s event will be held in conjunction with the National Electrical Contractors Association DC and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors Association along with their respective union partners from the United Association, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and Sheet Metal Workers Union. The expo is expected to have over 800 attendees with over 125 attending the first of its kind workforce and industry-related education panels. Registered Apprenticeship and Youth Apprenticeship will be highlighted in the afternoon panels for industry to learn more about direct connections to area school systems and the next generation of apprentices. (Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford will be the keynote speaker to kick the event off.)

6. Howard Community College will host an Apprenticeship Kickoff Event (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Description: To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week Howard Community College will host an Apprenticeship Kickoff Event. This event will highlight the new Registered Apprenticeship Program for Information Technology and Information Systems Security. Area employers with interest in upskilling incumbent workers or delivering state of the art training to newly hired employees can join industry leaders such as AT&T at the event to learn more. Please join us at Howard Community College 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044. Once you enter HCC, please follow signs to parking lot C.

7. UMBC: Cyber Apprenticeship Webinar (12:00 p.m.)
For: Employers/ HR/ Recruiters
Topic: The Cyber Apprenticeship Model
Date: Nov 13th
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
For More Information Please Contact, Martha Laughman, Director of Workforce Development
719-205-1409
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November 14

1. Junior Achievement Day 2
Description: From November 13-14 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 75 other exhibitors will provide interactive career exploration fair and have the opportunity to share potential career pathways and advice with 8,000 eighth-grade students from Baltimore County Public Schools. The Maryland Department of Labor's Apprenticeship and Training Program and the Mid Atlantic Carpenters Training Centers Apprenticeship will host a booth where students can experience what it takes to be a Union Carpenter in today’s workforce. Interact and walk through a live job site, seeing if you can identify any OSHA safety violations, inspect your own harness before working at 23 stories in the air, at a leading edge, climb a scaffold and correct any safety violations that you encounter, and operate a Fork truck in a live factory. See if you have what it takes to make it as a Union Carpenter through our Virtual Reality Field Experience and learn how to join a Registered Apprenticeship Program. JA Inspire is an opportunity for Maryland’s future workforce to “step into the shoes of employees” and engage in meaningful conversations with professionals from various, in-demand fields across Maryland.

2. Apprenticeship Works for Business panel
A roundtable discussion on Thursday, November 14, 2019 will feature government partners, current apprentices, sponsors, and stakeholders from non-profits, foundations, registered apprenticeship sponsors and fellow states. The theme of the roundtable is scaling apprenticeship and best practices around Youth and Inclusive apprenticeships. Chris MacLarion will be a panelist.

November 15

1. Mid-Atlantic Carpenters' Training Centers- Open House (9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)
Description: The Mid Atlantic Carpenters Training Centers will host an information session and tour of their Upper Marlboro Apprenticeship School and campus on November 15, from 9:00am-11:00 am. Guests will have the ability to learn more about the various occupations offered and how to become a Registered Apprentice.

2. Associated Builders and Contractors Baltimore Metro School Tour
Description: The Associated Builders and Contractors Baltimore Metro is in the process of renovating a historic building on East Biddle Street in Baltimore City. To highlight National Apprenticeship Week and Registered Apprenticeship Training,4 the ABC Baltimore Metro Chapter will host a tour for the Maryland Department of Labor, other state representatives and contract members of the future school site. About the project: This is a complete renovation and will lead to ABC Baltimore being located right in the middle of Baltimore City for both their headquarters as well as their Apprenticeship Training School. The space includes partners from the local community as well as from the education who will be located onsite. The renovation site itself is really several buildings with architectural preservation being conducted with the site modernized.

3. Business Apprenticeship Forum (9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
APPRENTICESHIP FORUM: How can apprenticeship benefit your business?
In recognition of National Apprenticeship Week, hear from local employers on how being a registered apprenticeship sponsor contributed to their overall growth and retention. Learn how this can work for your business
Friday, November 15, 2019
9:00 a.m.. – 11:00 a.m. (Session starts promptly at 9 a.m.)
Panelists Include:

  • Howard County Government - Ken Hamm
  • ICF - Aron Hubbard
  • Dynamic Automotive - Dwyane Myers
  • Howard Community College - Adrienne Summers
  • UMBC - Martha Laughman

If you need assistance, please contact Elexis Lawson call at 410-290-2609.
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