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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed May as Apprenticeship Career Pathways Month. The month long observance is an initiative to recognize and promote the choice of an apprenticeship education as the start of stable and lucrative careers.

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This also raises public awareness of the existence and value of apprenticeships offered in our state:

“May marks the graduation season and is a time when many of Maryland’s students are considering the next step in their careers,” said Governor Hogan. “Apprenticeship Career Pathways Month recognizes the value of apprenticeship programs in our state, as well as the many opportunities available through on-the-job training and instruction.”

For students heading straight to jobs and careers after graduation, the month of May can hold another type of celebratory event: signing day. On signing days, new apprentices endorse their letter of commitment with a sponsor, indicating their intention to join an apprenticeship program. Governor Hogan’s proclamation acknowledges these events, and recognizes their significance as a start to a promising career.”

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IEC Chesapeake is a long standing electrical apprenticeship program, celebrating more than thirty five years of educating and providing the best Journeymen to the field. Our chapter supports eleven “brick and mortar ” school locations and a fully accredited online electrical apprenticeship for students in rural areas, performing night work, or who have care giving responsibilities that require flexibility for study.

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Our chapter members offer the employment required of an apprentice, and many members offer incentive programs for students. We will welcome 750 apprentices into our programs this Fall!

Maryland Wins when Maryland Works!

Grant Shmelzer
Executive Director IEC Chesapeake/IECC