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SMACNA Mid-Atlantic Awarded Apprenticeship Innovation Fund (AIF) Grant
SMACNA Mid-Atlantic chapter has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR). The grant is part of the Apprenticeship Innovation Fund, established by the State of Maryland with federal apprenticeship funds. SMACNA is only the ninth successful applicant to receive AIF funds from the State of Maryland, which has over 3,500 different apprentice programs. The grant represents almost 20% of the yearly funds used to support recruitment activities. The funds will be used to establish a “pre-apprenticeship program” for Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties. Additionally, the grant encourages the participation of underrepresented demographics within the construction trade, such as females.
The Pre-Apprenticeship Program will be an 8-12 week program for 20 upcoming high school graduates preparing to enter the Sheet Metal and Railroad Transportation (SMART) Local 100 Apprenticeship Program. Participants will learn life skills, testing skills, industry math skills, professional conduct skills, and more.
The SMACNA Pre-Apprenticeship program is first in the State of Maryland to focus on graduating high school seniors. The program benefits SMACNA contractors by establishing a new pipeline of talent and ready to work employees for the sheet metal trade. Mike Doerk, Chairman Local 100 JATC said "This grant represents a major step forward in securing quality sheet metal apprentices for SMACNA contractors and will encourage local high schools to participate in our growing Choose Bigger program”.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projected sheet metal trade positions to grow 9% by 2026, higher than most jobs requiring a college degree. Establishing a pipeline of highly qualified individuals helps students, but also saves contractors time and money.
The program will launch early spring and conclude by late spring or early summer 2019.
For more information please contact Kyle Tibbs at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 301.446.0002 x 104
Maryland State Page
For the past couple of years Bowie High School has been represented with a State Page. If you are interested, click on the link below. Seniors chosen will have the opportunity to participate in the Maryland General Assembly Student Page Program. Student pages work for two non-consecutive weeks at either the House of Delegates or the Senate in Annapolis. The application with full instructions are available in link below.
New PGPD Police Cadet Program for High School Graduates:
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The PGPD cadet program is unlike any other in the DC Metro area as it will afford selected applicants the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in police work while they earn college credits AND earn a salary with benefits.
For the job description, candidate criteria, and application, please click on the link. The application process is now open.
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