Sunday 23rd April 2017
Building on this success in the UK, 3aaa Apprenticeships along with the TranZed Apprenticeships Service (Children’s Guild) in Baltimore have launched “3aaa USA” to ensure that there is an affordable, relevant and successful Apprenticeship programs to effectively challenge and provide an alternative to the “college for everyone” culture.
With over 5 million unfilled jobs in America, TranZed / 3aaa USA will work with employers to develop affordable, bespoke, accredited Apprenticeship programs to enable some of the millions of Americans who could successfully fill those jobs if they had the skills employers are currently looking for.
Under the leadership of Governor Larry Hogan, Kelly M. Schulz, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (Department of Labor) have announced the first four awards to local community partners selected to receive apprenticeship grants from the Apprenticeship Innovation Fund, one of these being TranZed Apprenticeship Services.
The Apprenticeship Innovation Fund was developed when the Department of Labor received a 2 million dollar grant through the United States Department of Labor in October 2016. As part of the State’s initiative to advance apprenticeship opportunities, the Department is investing more than $620,000 to support innovative apprenticeship solutions for Maryland’s businesses.
“Apprenticeship training is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ program,” said Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly M. Schulz. “There are many possibilities for creating opportunities to assist in the development of programs in the traditional industries, such as construction, but also the expansion into non-traditional industries, such as information technology and manufacturing. The goal is to be able to provide businesses with greater opportunities for the development of a workforce of the future that works for them.”