Sky’s the Limit: The Untapped Potential of Apprenticeships

jump for jobApprenticeship programs offer people the opportunity to earn while they learn — that is to receive onsite training from a skilled practioner while also receiving any necessary classroom-related instruction to meet the requirements necessary to enter into their desired trade or profession.

At the MACo Summer Conference session “Sky’s the Limit: The Untapped Potential of Apprenticeships” learn more about apprenticeship programs and how cutting edge partnerships are helping to shape the next generation of practitioners.

Title: Sky’s the Limit: The Untapped Potential of Apprenticeships

Description: Public and private sector entities are using a variety of innovative strategies to incorporate apprenticeships as part of their workforce development and recruitment programs. For instance, apprenticeships are being used in communities struggling with vacancies in the changing healthcare industry. These types of job training and employment programs also restore purpose and meaning to members of the community. In this session, learn about recent developments and best practices that have been used to create successful apprenticeship programs.


  • James E. Rzepkowski, Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of Labor
  • Tamara E. Robinson, Regional Director, 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds (TUF MD/DC)
  • Walter Simmons, GCDF, President & CEO, Employ Prince George’s, Inc.; Executive Director, Prince George’s County Workforce Development Board

Moderator: The Honorable Ben Kramer, Maryland Senate

Date/Time: Friday, August 16, 2019; 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

The MACo Summer Conference will be held August 14-17, 2019 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland. This year’s conference theme is “Winds of Change.”

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