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Maryland Apprenticeship Ambassador Program - Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program (MATP)

Maryland Apprenticeship Ambassador

The Maryland Apprenticeship Ambassador Program, originally launched in 2018 to raise awareness about registered apprenticeships and encourage job seekers and businesses to engage in apprenticeship opportunities, was reintroduced at the Maryland Apprenticeship Awards 2022 celebration. The Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program (MATP) selects Apprenticeship Ambassadors in recognition of their dedication to advancing apprenticeship as Maryland’s premiere workforce solution.
During the two-year term, Apprenticeship Ambassadors volunteer their time to cultivate and strengthen relationships with students, parents, educators, business owners, elected officials, and other stakeholders, to expand use of the apprenticeship model. Maryland's Apprenticeship and Training Program renewed terms for several current Ambassadors and announced the names of several new Ambassadors at the Maryland Apprenticeship Awards luncheon, held during National Apprenticeship Week. The outstanding Maryland employers, sponsors and partners who were recognized will continue to take a leadership role in expanding and diversifying apprenticeship in Maryland.
For their commitment, apprenticeship ambassadors receive special recognition from the Maryland Department of Labor, customized guidance on navigating the MATP, the latest in apprenticeship news and emerging workforce trends, and valuable media exposure.

Apprenticeship Ambassadors for 2024 – 2026

Newly Appointed Apprenticeship Ambassadors

Existing Apprenticeship Ambassadors

  • Royal Farms
  • Chaney Enterprises
  • Dr. Calvin Ball, Howard County Executive
  • Donna Edwards, President, Maryland State and D.C. AFL-CIO
  • Brian Cavey, Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council Chair and International Vice President, Mid-Atlantic States Conference, International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators & Allied Workers
  • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Baltimore
  • ABC Cumberland
  • AT&T
  • Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare
  • Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
  • Dynamic Automotive
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Harford County Electrical Contractors Association
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors Association
  • Howard Community College
  • Howard County Government Joint Apprenticeship Committee
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 24
  • Independent Electrical Contractors, Chesapeake
  • Patuxent Partnership
  • Plumbers Local 5 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC)
  • Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 486
  • Rural Maryland Council
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 100 JATC
  • Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative
  • Steamfitters Local 602 JATC