Regional Manufacturing Institute (RMI) - Maryland Apprenticeship Ambassador Program - Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program (MATP)
Maryland’s First Apprenticeship Ambassador
“No one knows better the power of apprenticeship than our industry leaders, like RMI,” said Labor Secretary Kelly Schulz. “They know firsthand that apprenticeship creates a pipeline of qualified talent for Maryland job creators. That experience makes them natural spokespeople, who can champion apprenticeship throughout the state and help make registered apprenticeship available for all Marylanders in all industries and occupations.”
RMI, the state’s first apprenticeship ambassador, is an innovative and forward-thinking leader in the manufacturing industry with a broad group of stakeholders including manufacturers, academia, government, and non-profit trade organizations. RMI recognizes the value of registered apprenticeships and the potential impact they have on growing Maryland’s manufacturing industry, a key priority for the Hogan administration. Their long-time advocacy for innovative workforce solutions makes RMI a perfect match for the ambassador program.
“The Maryland Apprenticeship Ambassador Program is a significant unifying movement, and I applaud Governor Hogan and Secretary Schulz for making apprenticeship a priority,” said RMI President Mike Galiazzo, Ph.D. “Apprenticeship is a meaningful bridge to good-paying jobs in today's high-tech manufacturing industry - from digital tech to biotech, and from cyber to material sciences. The Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland is honored to be the first to join this program, which is a national model addressing the workforce needs of all industries.”
Pictured with Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly M. Schulz (center) is Mike Galiazzo, RMI President, and the RMI board of directors. Photo credit: John Dove
For more information about the program and how to apply, download the Maryland Apprenticeship Ambassador Summary and the Maryland Apprenticeship Ambassador Introductory Letter, or contact Britta Vander Linden, Director of Partnerships and Program Development, 410-230-6242.