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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 fifth annual NAW will take place on November 8-14, 2020, 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.

National Apprenticeship Week Events
November 8-14, 2020

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

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Monday, November 9, 2020

Event #1: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan will begin the week with a virtual kick-off video message to formally proclaim the beginning of National Apprenticeship Week 2020 in our state.

2020 National Apprenticeship Week
Governor Larry Hogan

Event #2: Dynamic Automotive will be hosting a private ceremony to recognize the graduation of their first Auto Maintenance Technician apprentices. This Registered Apprenticeship program was originally approved in September 2017.

Event #3: Frederick Community College will be hosting a virtual information session about their Accounting Technician apprenticeship. Apprentices in this program will learn how to apply accounting concepts in a computerized environment to assist businesses with their record keeping requirements.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Event #1: The Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council will hold its regular meeting in a virtual session. Regular business to be considered includes: five new apprenticeship programs, ten revisions to existing apprenticeship programs, numerous apprenticeship program quality assurance reviews, and six new youth apprenticeship employers.

Event #2: Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan will bring her virtual video greetings and highlight the importance of Registered Apprenticeship for both businesses and job-seekers throughout our state.

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First Lady Yumi Hogan

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Event #1: Maryland Secretary of Human Services Lourdes Padilla will virtually spotlight the diversity of the state’s apprenticeship program and share an apprentice success story to illustrate how apprenticeship works for everyone.

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Department of Human Services Secretary Lourdes Padilla

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Departamento de Servicios Humanos Secretaria Lourdes Padilla

Event #2: Staff of the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program will deliver a presentation related to Registered Apprenticeship as part of a virtual information session for veterans who are job-seekers.

Event #3: Apprenticeship sponsor Frederick Community College and its Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management will hold an information session about its Emergency Management Professional apprenticeship program.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Event #1: The Mid Maryland Workforce Development Area will host a virtual information session for businesses interested in participating in Registered Apprenticeship. Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and Maryland Assistant Secretary for Workforce Development and Adult Learning Jim Rzepkowski will both deliver remarks.

Event #2: The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, a Registered Apprenticeship sponsor since July 2018, will be hosting a private ceremony to recognize the graduation of their first Shipwright apprentice.

Event #3: Governor Larry Hogan announced the Maryland Department of Labor has received a $6,012,924 award from the U.S. Department of Labor for a State Apprenticeship Expansion Grant. Read the full press release.


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