The Institute for American Apprenticeships (IAA) and three partners were recently awarded a $1 million ($999,850.00) Maryland Works grant by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to fund the implementation of professional youth apprenticeship programs that address employment barriers for underserved and underrepresented populations in Maryland. The IAA has partnered with the AICPA & CIMA (finance/accounting), the SHRM Foundation, and the College of Southern Maryland (technical trades), who will register three new youth apprenticeships in Maryland. The partnership represents fields with a high need for talent across many industries, to drive these apprenticeship programs forward. The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future requires the State to ensure that, by 2030-2031, 45% of high school graduates will have completed a registered apprenticeship program or have received an industry-recognized credential. “We are doing our part to set the tone and lay the groundwork for achieving this goal by creating a pipeline into careers in finance, human resources, and cybersecurity,” said Matt Mckenney, President and CEO, IAA. “Reimagining college and career pathways for Maryland’s high school students requires a partnership with school districts to help bolster the bridge from high school into good paying careers. We are investing these funds in response to market […]
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