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Maryland Labor Official: Don’t Overlook Value of Apprenticeship Programs

May 24th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council approved 27 new registered apprenticeship programs from March 2020 to March 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic. These new apprenticeships are designed to expand opportunities for jobseekers by connecting them with high-wage jobs in traditional and non-traditional industries while supporting the workforce needs of local businesses. 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. James Rzepkowski is an Assistant Secretary with the Maryland Department of Labor…