First Class in the Nation to Conclude New Pre-Apprenticeship Program



The Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, the Department of Juvenile Services, Union Apprenticeship Offices, and the National Labor College have formed a partnership to offer a first-of-its-kind in the Nation Pre-Apprenticeship Program in the Skilled Construction Trade for youth in the juvenile justice system.


  • Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Secretary Thomas E. Perez
  • Department of Juvenile Services Secretary Donald DeVore
  • DLLR's Division of Labor & Industry Commissioner Ronald DeJuliis
  • President of the National Labor College Bill Scheuerman
  • President of the National Building and Construction Trades Department , AFL-CIO Mark Ayers


National Labor College 
10000 New Hampshire Avenue 
Silver Spring, MD 20903


Thursday, July 24
12:00 pm - Press Conference
1:00 pm - Graduation

Media will have the opportunity to meet the graduates and families of the program following the press conference and prior to the graduation ceremony.