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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Governor Larry Hogan Proclaims Apprenticeship Week in Maryland​

Highlight​s​ Expanded Apprenticeship Opportunities Available to Marylanders

ANNAPOLIS, MD –
Governor Larry Hogan today issued a proclamation announcing November 14 -18 as Apprenticeship Week in Maryland. Apprenticeship Week highlights the importance of training our workforce and recognizes the commitment of employers, programs, and workshops invested in growing apprenticeship opportunities in Maryland.

​“Our administration is committed to providing job creators with the skilled workforce they need to succeed in today’s competitive economy,” said Governor Hogan. “Not only do apprenticeships partner Maryland businesses with qualified workers, these programs also play an important role in restoring our economy and fostering long-term private sector growth.”

​“Apprenticeship programs have evolved from plumbing, electrical, and construction to include fields like cyber​ ​security, biotechnology, and health care. This broader approach, with a focus on STEM, gives employers the opportunity to create a pipeline of world-class talent in in-demand industries,” said Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly M. Schulz.

Throughout​ ​Apprenticeship Week, the Maryland Department of Labor is highlighting apprenticeship programs to educate businesses and leaders on the importance of apprenticeship opportunities as successful business and workforce development tools, positively impacting our economy.​

To learn more, please visit the Department of Labor’s website at www.dllr.maryland.gov/employment/appr/apprweek.shtml.

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