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Mustangs in the Community

Apprenticeship & Workforce Development Update
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Thanks for everyone’s support of the apprenticeship and workforce opportunities available to students this year. Keep sending students my way or any area businesses with whom you have a contact, if you think they may want to partner with us. As of the end of Quarter 1, CMW has gained 6 new apprentices (they have completed the application process and are working), for a total of 8.

Of these 8, we now have students working at: Buddy’s Auto, Modular Components, Paramount Die Company, Mattingly Electric, and Celebree. 

 

I am working with two other students that are in process (not fully approved, but have offers/positions from Forest Hill Nature Preschool and Fallston/Fountain Green Veterinary Clinic), and about ten to more that are actively working on the apprenticeship application process. We will move forward once they complete their applications. I also have a substantial file of follow-ups for students who are interested in applying for the program in the Spring (January), or who do not turn 16 or have transportation until later in the year.

Additionally, we have added many local business partners such as Redner’s and Little House Preschool.

 

By the end of the week, there will be a bulletin board in the cafeteria with information about some of these programs, post-high school options, resources, and current Hot Jobs available to students looking for work now.

A Few Current HOT JOBS: Harford Sports/Little Kickers, Celebree, Lib’s Grille

 

For those interested in the student apprenticeship process:

First, here’s the link I share with students to the application process and current opportunities: https://www.hcps.org/departments/curriculum/CareerTechnology/

 

Completion of the entire process can be slow. After the initial meeting, the student has to complete the four parts of the application process. Then, we meet again to review that information, revise, then discuss potential apprentice opportunities. We then send out resumes and cover letters. Sometimes, it takes contact with a few different companies before finding an open position and/or good fit. Oftentimes, it takes multiple communications with those companies before interviews get scheduled. Then, if hired, the on-boarding and final apprenticeship approval occurs. Depending on the student’s motivation and the company’s communication, it can take a few weeks to months. If they are talking to you about the process, remind them to be patient. 

 

Student Volunteer Opportunity:

Lib’s Grill is one of our local apprenticeship business partners and iasking for our help in recruiting high school students to volunteer to festively decorate all of the business windows in the Amyclae Shopping Center. 

 

What:  Student Volunteer Holiday/Festive Window Painting Event

Where:  Amyclae Shopping Center (N. Fountain Green Rd & Agora Dr., Bel Air, MD – by Lib’s Grill)

When:  Monday, November 27 & Tuesday, November 28, 12p-6p time slots

Why:  Earn Service Learning/Volunteer hours; display your original artwork in the local community for two months during the holiday season; get creative while getting in the holiday spirit.

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