National Apprenticeship Week: A Celebration of Firsts

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Worcester Technical High School

1 Skyline Drive

Worcester, MA 01605

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Join Secretary of Labor Rosalin Acosta for a National Apprenticeship Week celebration of apprenticeship 'firsts' in Massachusetts.

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National Apprenticeship Week is a nationwide celebration that enables businesses, communities, and educators to come together to learn about and celebrate the opportunity of registered apprenticeship.

Massachusetts has recently experienced many “firsts” in the field, and this event will celebrate the extensive work being done in the Commonwealth to both expand apprenticeship to new industries of healthcare, manufacturing, and information technology, and to enhance diversity in apprenticeship in the building trades.

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Welcome and opening remarks from Labor Secretary Rosalin Acosta

Panel: The Registered Apprenticeship Experience with employers and sponsors from the Healthcare, Technology, Manufacturing and Hospitality industries

  • Moderator: Rainer Gawlick, Board Member MassHire State Workforce Board, Apprenti Massachusetts, Protolabs, Progress Software.
  • Panelists: Jason Pacheco, Baystate Medical; Lauren Jones, Apprenti; Douglass Fogg, Straumann; and Kerry Miller, Massachusetts Restaurant Association.

Diversity in Construction and Trade

Introduction: Liz Skidmore, Business Representative/Organizer, New England Regional Council on Carpenters, Co-Convener, Policy Group on Tradeswomen's Issues, Member MassHire State Workforce Board.

Speaker: Brandie Rankins, Second Year Apprentice, Carpenter's Local 327.

Panel: The Apprentice Experience

  • Moderator: Tonja Mettlach, Executive Director, Massachusetts Workforce Association.
  • Panelists: Apprentices working in Healthcare, Information Technology, Manufacturing, and Hospitality programs.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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Worcester Technical High School

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Worcester, MA 01605

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