This is a free informational event for parents, students, teachers and the business community to learn about career opportunities through programs such as Youth Apprenticeship and Dual Enrollment and participation in Career Technology Education (CTE) courses at our local high schools. This event is for youth in our community who are seeking an alternative to the traditional “path to college.”
A panel, comprised of local experts and lead by Commissioner Jack Wilson, will discuss career paths and certifications through CTE and the Apprenticeship Maryland Program. They will also discuss how a regional vocational training facility has benefited other jurisdictions.
The keynote speaker is Kurt Landgraf, President of Washington College. Panelists include Dr. Cliff Coppersmith, President of Chesapeake College; Chris Garvey of Allied Builders and Contractors; Delegate Jeff Ghrist; Alan Stein of Tanglewood Conservancy and the Untangled Minds Foundation; Jeff Smith, MD Department of Labor, Apprenticeship Maryland; and Cody Pine, Washington County Public Schools CTE .
Local businesses interested in hiring students will also be in attendance.
A question and answer session will follow the panel discussion. Light refreshments will be served.