Learn How Public Sector Apprenticeship Programs Can Help Local Governments Address Workforce Shortages at #MACoCon

With a tightening labor market and aging workforces, local governments are facing major employment needs and significant challenges with recruitment and hiring. Government positions traditionally pay well, have excellent benefits, and are stable jobs. Yet state and local governments have struggled to create a pipeline of workers in the same way that private sector trades jobs have.

professional woman in background looks at younger woman speaking the foreground at a conference tablePublic Sector Apprenticeships: A New Twist on an Old Model

County leaders and their C-suite counterparts have more in common than might be apparent at first blush. Both face expansive and diverse talent needs, and both strive to reduce costly turnover. While the private sector has long relied on cutting-edge partnerships to shape the next generation of practitioners, public sector apprenticeships – while increasingly popular – lag behind. In this session, an expert panel will unveil new opportunities, discuss best practices, and highlight successful public sector apprenticeship programs.


  • James Rzepkowski, Assistant Secretary for Workforce Development and Adult Learning, Maryland Department of Labor
  • Stacey Simmons, Chief, Classification & Pay, Howard County Office of Human Resources

Date/Time: Friday, August 20, 2021; 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

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