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Dear Apprenticeship Supporter,

My favorite time of year is almost here…National Apprenticeship Week 2018. And thanks to you, it’s going to be our biggest and best ever!

What is National Apprenticeship Week? It’s a national celebration that started in 2015 as a way of promoting new apprenticeship opportunities, honoring apprenticeship leaders and apprentices, and celebrating apprenticeship successes.

Throughout the week of November 12 – 18, Maryland will host 18 events, including a career fair, a skilled craft union open house, a youth apprenticeship information session, and a manufacturers’ roundtable.

Check out the complete schedule and please share with your networks. Please let me know, if you are hosting an event that is not on this list and we will add it right away.

Our theme this year is Apprenticeship Works! We’ll highlight how registered apprenticeship can be successfully employed in any industry and in any occupation, and are available to all Marylanders.

Maryland’s signature Apprenticeship Week event is the state’s first ever sponsor appreciation event celebrating the state’s more than 150 apprenticeship sponsors and  partners who have helped make the program a success. The event will honor sponsors that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to expanding apprenticeship opportunities in Maryland. In addition, the state will make announcements about the future of apprenticeship in Maryland. If you are an apprenticeship sponsor and have not received your invitation, please let me know.

Thank you in advance for supporting National Apprenticeship Week and thank you for all you do!


Kelly M. Schulz
Maryland Department of Labor

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