Connie Dean Receives Proclamation from the Governor for National Apprenticeship Week

Connie Dean, our Career Technology Liaison with the QAC Economic and Tourism Development Department was presented with a proclamation from the state of Maryland for National Apprenticeship Week along with Adam Tolley from Queen Anne’s County Public Schools. They hosted the first event on the eastern shore in honor of this week.

“We have been working closely together to strengthen the career development programs for Queen Anne’s County. This is a team effort, and we have a strong partnership between Queen Anne’s County Economic Development and Queen Anne’s County Public Schools.” Said Connie Dean

Currently Queen Anne’s County ranks highest on the eastern shore for the number of students involved in the Youth Apprenticeship program.

This week was established in 2015 to raise awareness of the meaningful contribution’s apprenticeship programs in the United States make to our country’s workforce. The state of Maryland has an Apprenticeship Maryland Program which is active in 21 of the state’s public school systems including Queen Anne’s County.

The Youth Apprenticeship Program involves juniors and seniors in high school that are preparing for a career by matching them with a local business that is approved to offer an apprenticeship. The hands on learning is supported by related classroom education.

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Picture L-R: Bob Zimberoff, Maryland Department of Labor, Connie Dean, Queen Anne’s County Economic & Tourism Development, Adam Tolley, Queen Anne’s County Public Schools