WCPS YOUTH APPRENTICESHIPS
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YOUTH APPRENTICESHIPS CELEBRATED
We celebrated DVF Corporation and the Washington County Division of Environmental Management and their youth apprentices who are thriving thanks to the support and mentoring they are receiving. A big thanks to FirstEnergy Corp. who helped make these apprenticeship happen through the Potomac Edison Grant!
YOUTH APPRENTICE SPOTTED ON-THE-JOB
Ryan Linetty from Smithsburg High was spotted working hard this month at his apprenticeship employer, Fil-Tec, Inc. Ryan is getting hands-on experience and great encouragement from his mentors!
WCPS CTE WINS MSDE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING MARKETING
Superintendent, Dr. Boyd Michael, accepted the MSDE CTE Award of Excellence for Outstanding CTE Marketing Campaign Tuesday. An exciting night for WCPS CTE!
WILLIAMSPORT HIGH JUNIOR SECURES SUMMER APPRENTICESHIP
TECH HIGH ENGINEERING PROGRAM STUDENT STARTS APPRENTICESHIP
WILLIAMSPORT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE EARNS STATE SKILLS CERTIFICATE
Congratulations to Misael Portillo! Misael is a Williamsport High graduate who earned his youth apprentice State Skills Certificate. Misael now works full-time for his apprenticeship employer, Hub Labels. We are so proud of Misael and his accomplishments! #CTEworks#wcpsmd
SMITHSBURG HIGH STUDENT STARTS APPRENTICESHIP IN PLUMBING
Congratulations to Smithsburg High senior, Hayden Shatzer! Hayden has accepted a position with Tri-County Pumps as an Plumbing Assistant Apprentice! #CTE #apprenticeships#wcpsmd #proud
US ASSISTANT SECRETARY VISITS APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
Exciting to have a visit from the U.S. Dept. of Ed. - taking an interest in the Apprenticeship MD program. Heard from our past and present apprentices and their employers. Lots of possibilities for the future! #apprenticeships
D.M. Bowman, Beachley Furniture and WC Div. of Environmental Mgt represented our apprenticeship program well today during USDOE Assistant Secretary Scott Stump's visit. We are so fortunate to have such wonderful employers mentoring our students! #CTE #wcpsmd#apprenticeships
TECH HIGH AUTOMOTIVE PROGRAM SENIOR EARNS SKILLS CERTIFICATE
Congratulation to WCTHS senior, Joshua Gerber! Joshua was presented with a MD State Skills Certificate today for completing all of the Apprenticeship Program requirements! Joshua has a bright future ahead of him!
TECH HIGH APPRENTICE LOVES WORKING AT D. M. BOWMAN
Congratulations to Jonathon True from WCTHS. Jon loves his apprenticeship as a Diesel Mechanic at D. M. Bowman and he is doing a great job!! He’s pictured with his principal, Rodney Gayman.
WILLIAMSPORT HIGH SENIOR WORKING HARD AT APPRENTICESHIP
We congratulated Garret Shoemaker from Williamsport High. Garret is doing a great job on his apprenticeship at WC Environmental Management! He’s pictured with his counselor, Stephanie Howe, and his principal, Heath Wilcox.
WCTHS APPRENTICE, ZACHARY PETRAS, INTERVIEWED DURING INNOVATION CENTER PREMIERE
CLEAR SPRING HIGH GRADUATE THRIVING AFTER APPRENTICESHIP
This month, we had the pleasure of presenting Zachary Hill, a graduate of Clear Spring High, with his State Skills Certificate. Zach was a 18-19 youth apprentice at Beachley Furniture. Since his apprenticeship, Zach ha been hired full-time as an upholster, gotten a raise and has great things to say about his experience. Zach contributes his success to the skills he learned at Clear Spring High, his guidance counselor for encouraging him to apply, the support of WCPS staff and the great mentoring he received at Beachley.
Engineering Program apprentices off to a great start!
We visited WCTHS to congratulate 2 of their newest apprentices, Meaghan Dal Collo and Zachary Petras. Both apprentices are off to a great start! They’re pictured with their principal, Rodney Gayman. Congratulations!
CTE Presents to Cumberland Valley Society for Human Resource Management
The CTE department gave a presentation about youth apprenticeships and new up-and-coming CTE programs at this February's CVSHRM meeting. What a great group to speak to!
Boonsboro High Apprentice Congratulated
We visited Brady Cooper, Boonsboro High senior, to congratulate him on his apprenticeship at D. M. Bowman. He's doing an outstanding job! Brady is pictured with his counselor, Amy Taylor, and his principal, Mike Kuhaneck.
Youth Apprentice Visits Maryland Legislative Committee
Youth Apprentice, Marly Stemper joined ABC's CEO in Annapolis to attend an ABC Maryland Legislative Committee meeting and met Senator George Edwards who represents District 1 in the Maryland State Senate!
Youth Apprentice Off to a Great Start
We visited Shaylin Youngerman, NHHS senior, to congratulate her on her new apprenticeship. Shaylin loves her new job at Toothman Orthodontics! Shaylin is pictured here with her counselor, Konnar Miller, and her principal, James Aleshire.
Former Tech High Youth Apprentice Becomes State Ambassador
WCPS youth apprentice, Casey Kelly, was announced as a new Ambassador for Maryland’s Youth Apprenticeship Program and had his 1st official duty speaking to students today at FCPS. Congratulations Casey!
Congrats to Youth Apprentice Daniel Patterson!
We were at Boonsboro High to congratulate youth apprentice Daniel Patterson! Daniel is doing a great job working for DM Bowman! Daniel is pictured with his school counselor, Danielle McDonald.
Congrats to Youth Apprentice Colleen White!
We were at South High to congratulate youth apprentice Colleen White! Colleen is doing a great job as a lab tech for WC Environmental Mgt! Colleen is pictured with her counselor, Lauren Silkey-Parker and her principal Jeremy Jakoby.
School Counselors Participate in Advanced Manufacturing Tour
School Counselors from WCPS took a bus tour, coordinated by Andrew Sargent, Maryland Dept. of Commerce, and the WCPS Counseling Department, to visit 3 area advanced manufacturers in Washington County.
South High's Colleen White Become Washington County Government's First Youth Apprentice
Colleen White, a senior at South Hagerstown High School, has been hired as a Lab Technician Assistant by the Washington County Division of Environmental Management.
Colleen was recognized today at the Washington County Board of County Commissioners open session.
Washington County Public Schools' Youth Apprenticeship Program was recognized during the session with a proclamation proclaiming November 12-18, 2018 Apprenticeship Week in Washington County.
We would like to congratulate Colleen on her accomplishment and recognize Lauren Silky-Parker, South Hagerstown High School counselor, for her work and dedication in helping to make this placement possible.
Youth Apprenticeship Receives Proclamation
Congratulations to South High's Colleen White for becoming Washington County Div. of Environmental Mgt’s first Youth Apprentice! County Commissioners issued a proclamation to acknowledge and celebrate Apprenticeship Week!
Williamsport High Youth Apprentice Celebrated
We visited Williamsport High School to congratulate their new apprentice, Marly Stemper, who started working at ABC Cumberland Valley. Pictured with the Marly are her counselor, Stephanie Howe, Steve Garland, CTE, and Christopher MacLarion, DLLR.
Smithsburg High Senior Surpasses 200 Hours of Youth Apprenticeship
Congrats to Smithsburg High
youth apprentice, Travis Pridemore, and Beachley Millwork on surpassing 200 hours of mentored apprenticeship! Beachley was presented with the remaining funds from their Potomac Edison Grant today.
Welcome LS Grim Consulting Engineers
Boonsboro High Student Secures Apprenticeship with D.M. Bowman
CTE Provides Lunch, Tour and Apprenticeship Information to Leadership Washington County
The latest class of Leadership Washington County was hosted on Friday for lunch and a tour at WCTHS and the PSA. The group was also presented with information on CTE programs and youth apprenticeships. It was great sharing our programs with these business leaders!
Smithsburg High Apprentices Celebrated
We visited Smithsburg High School to congratulate their 2 new apprentices, Ryan Linetty and Ryleigh McKinnon, who started working at Fil-Tec, Inc. . Pictured with the students are their counselor, Alison Cannon, Steve Garland, CTE, and Christopher MacLarion, DLLR.
Steven Garland Experiences On-the-Job Mentoring at Apprenticeship Employer
Our own Steven Garland was on-the-job on Tuesday at D.M. Bowman and got a first hand look what it's like to be a mentored youth apprentice.
See current opportunities here.
South Hagerstown High School Apprentice Recognized
On Monday, September 24th, we congratulated youth apprentice Kyle Adams from South High. Kyle works at Custom Machine and is doing a fantastic job! He's pictured here with his school counselor, Lauren Silkey-Parker, who has supported him through the process.
Electromet Joins Youth Apprenticeship Program
We are excited to announce the addition of Electromet Corporation to our growing list of participating employers! Elecromet is offering our students great opportunities in manufacturing.
Washington County Division of Environmental Management Joins Youth Apprenticeship Program
We are thrilled to have the Washington County Division of Environmental Management joining our list of participating employers! They will be providing WCPS STEM students some outstanding opportunities!
Valentine Electric Joins Youth Apprenticeship Program
We are proud to announce that Valentine Electric has joined our Youth Apprenticeship Program! We are looking forward to placing a student with this great company!
Dr. Lynne Gilli Congratulates Bikle Manufacturing and Youth Apprentice
Smithsburg High Apprentice Celebrated for Surpassing 200 Hours
We celebrated Bikle Manufacturing, Inc.
and their youth apprentice, Sam Pietrzak, a Smithsburg High School student, for surpassing the 200 hour mark. Sam is thriving thanks to the support and mentoring he is receiving from Bikle. What a great group of people! A big thanks to FirstEnergy
for their generous contribution that helped make this apprenticeship happen!
We spent the morning with Joanie Gerber
and this great group of people at Bikle Manufacturing, Inc.
The support system they have provided has given their apprentice confidence and direction and has had a truly positive impact on his life. We could not be more proud to have this great company be a part of our program!
Caldwell Manufacturing Joins Youth Apprenticeship Program
We are excited to welcome Caldwell Mfg
to our list of Youth Apprenticeship participating employers! Caldwell brings over 130 years of experience creating quality products. It will be a great opportunity for a WCPS student to earn & learn!
DLLR Press Release - Hub Labels Event
DLLR Secretary Kelly M. Schulz Helps Celebrate WCPS Youth Apprenticeships
DLLR Secretary, Kelly M. Schulz, was the keynote speaker at an apprenticeship event hosted by Hub Labels Inc.
on August 2nd to celebrate FirstEnergy's additional grant contribution of $7,500 which will aid employers in financing their first apprentice. We also celebrated the accomplishments of Hub Labels and their youth apprentice, Misael Portillo from Williamsport High School
. Because of the generosity of FirstEnergy
, and the support of great employers like Hub Labels, WCPS students have more opportunities than ever before.Sara Maclarion
See more photos here.
ABC Cumberland Valley Joins Youth Apprenticeship Program
ABC Cumberland Valley Chapter is offering an exciting opportunity to our students and we could not be happier to be partnering with them through youth apprenticeships!
Fil-Tec, Inc. Joins Program
We are excited to announce the addition of Fil-Tec Inc.
to our Youth Apprenticeship Program! The WCPS apprenticeship team, along with Smithsburg High School counselors, were able to tour Fil-Tec's facility. A big thank you to Kim Winebrenner
and Bob Riner
for teaching us about Fil-Tec's unique manufacturing process. We can't wait to get this great opportunity out to our students!
Dr. Lynne Gilli Congratulates Beachley Furniture and Apprentice Zach Hill
Dr. Lynne Gilli Praises WCPS Apprenticeships
Williamsport High Students Off to a Great Start!
Today we visited Sarah Herbert and Jeremy Hill, both youth apprentices from Williamsport High School, at their employer, B&D Consulting, Inc.
They're pictured with COO, Ken Chodnicki
. They are doing an outstanding job! We could not be more grateful for the wonderful opportunity B&D Consulting, Inc.
is offering these students! Thank you Shelly Gladhill
and Ken Chodnicki
for making our students (and WCPS) feel so welcome!
School Counselors are an Important Part of What We Do
Zach, our Beachley Furniture apprentice, is pictured here with his Clear Spring High school counselor, Rachel Kurtz. Rachel came to support Zach the day of the check presentation and you can see the pride in her beaming smile.
School counselors play one of the most important parts in the apprenticeship program. These professionals are in the schools recruiting and helping students through the application process. They support them every step of the way. They advocate, stay in constant contact during the process and invest their time and their hearts to make sure their students have every opportunity to succeed.
VIDEO: Student Standout: Casey Kelly
Student Standout: Tech High Grad's Apprenticeship 'Supplies' Him with a Job
Beachley Furniture / FirstEnergy Celebrated During Check Presentation
We celebrated the generosity of FirstEnergy with a check presentation to Beachley Furniture! Beachley's apprentice, Zach Hill, a recent Clear Spring High School graduate is doing a fantastic job and we had a great afternoon celebrating his accomplishments!
WCTHS Student Off to a Great Start
This week we had the pleasure of stopping by D.M. Bowman in Wiliamsport and congratulating their newest apprentice, Joshua Gerber, a WCTHS senior. Joshua is pictured with his mentor, Troy Raffensberger. Joshua is off to a great start! His natural ability and talent, along with the skills he's honed in automotive repair at WCTHS, has him well prepared to learn the ins and outs of being a diesel mechanic. With a great mentor like Troy, Joshua is sure to take his skills to the next level!
Smithsburg High School Senior Starts Youth Apprenticeship
We were out and about today congratulating recently placed apprentices. One of our stops was Beachley Millworks in Smithsburg where we congratulated Travis Pridemore, a Smithsburg High School senior. Travis and his mentor, Colby Rohrer, were all smiles. We are so proud to be partnering with Beachley who is providing our students with top notch mentors and offering such great opportunities! They made our day!
Youth Apprentice Secures Permanent Position
Congratulations to youth apprentice Casey Kelly! Casey has been offered a permanent position as a junior analyst with Beacon Grace, LLC after his apprenticeship ends. Way to go Casey!
Youth Apprenticeship Program Going Statewide
Thank You B&D Consulting!
A BIG thank you to B&D Consulting, Inc. for hiring not 1, but 2 apprentices. Sarah Herbert will be their new office administrative apprentice and Jeremy Hill will be a Blockchain apprentice. Both students are from Williamsport High School. Congratulations to all!!!
Beacon Grace / FirstEnergy Celebrated During Check Presentation
On June 14th we celebrated the success of Beacon Grace, LLC's apprenticeship and the generosity of FirstEnergy with a check presentation! FirstEnergy Foundation's funding has helped businesses like Beacon Grace invest in the skills and talent of WCPS students. Congratulations Becky Willard and Casey Kelly!!!!
Hub Labels Making Positive Student Impact
The Apprenticeship Team visited Hub Labels to congratulate their new apprentice, Misael. Having great mentors, like those found at Hub (pictured), is having an amazingly positive impact on our students!
Hub Labels youth apprentice, Misael Portillo, from Williamsport High School is rocking his youth apprenticeship cord for graduation tonight. Congratulations to Misael and all of our Youth Apprenticeship Program seniors!
We are excited to announce the addition of Asplundh Tree Experts to our list of participating employers! Asplundh is offering a great opportunity in vegetation management. Details will be coming to our opportunities Smore soon! https://www.smore.com/7ajt6
SENIOR YOUTH APPRENTICES TO RECEIVE GRADUATION CORDS
A big THANK YOU to Maryland DLLR for providing our Youth Apprenticeship Program seniors with graduation cords. What a wonderful way to honor our students!
2ND SOUTH HIGH YOUTH APPRENTICE RECOGNIZED
Today we had the honor of congratulating another youth apprentice from South Hagerstown High School, Nathan Wilson, who was hired as a diesel mechanic by D.M. Bowman. Nathan is pictured with his school counselor, Andy Gossard. Way to go Nathan!
SOUTH HIGH YOUTH APPRENTICE RECOGNIZED
CONGRATULATIONS! This week we had the honor of congratulating youth apprentice Brayden Leather who was hired as a sports reporter by Herald-Mail News. Brayden attends SHHS and is pictured with his school counselor, Joy Franklin.
WCTHS YOUTH APPRENTICE RECOGNIZED
This past week we had the honor of congratulating youth apprentice Mason Moser. Mason was hired as an electrical apprentice by TEI. He received a certificate of congratulations on becoming an apprentice and a WCPS Youth Apprentice t-shirt.
Mason attends WCTHS and is pictured with his electrical program instructor, Chad Secrest.
TRI-COUNTY PUMPS VISIT BOONSBORO HIGH SCHOOL
LYNNE GILLI CONGRATULATES WCPS LEADERS FOR OFFERING APPRENTICESHIPS
MARYLAND LABOR SECRETARY PRAISES WCPS YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM - APRIL 12, 2018
WCPS YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM HOLDS OPEN HOUSE FOR BUSINESSES - APRIL 12, 2018
VIDEO - WCPS YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE - APRIL 12, 2018
CLEAR SPRING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT CONGRATULATED ON NEW APPRENTICESHIP
HEARLD MAIL YOUTH APPRENTICE FEATURED AS HERALD MAIL STUDENT STANDOUT - APRIL 9, 2018
BEACHLEY FURNITURE STUDENT APPRENTICE FEATURED IN CROSSROADS BUSINESS JOURNAL - APRIL EDITION
LYNNE GILLI GIVE KUDOS ON WCPS PROGRAM ON TWITTER
ARTICLE - JAY REECE MOBILE YOUTH APPRENTICE FEATURED AS HERALD MAIL STUDENT STANDOUT - MARCH 19, 2018
VIDEO - JAY REECE MOBILE YOUTH APPRENTICE FEATURED AS HERALD MAIL STUDENT STANDOUT - MARCH 18, 2018
BEACHLEY FURNITURE VISITS STUDENTS AT SMITHSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM REPRESENTED AT NORTH HIGH CAREER FAIR
TECH HIGH ELECTRICAL PROGRAM STUDENTS CONGRATULATED ON NEW APPRENTICESHIPS
TECH HIGH NETWORK & REPAIR STUDENTS CONGRATULATED ON NEW APPRENTICESHIPS
SMITHSBURG HIGH STUDENTS ON THE JOB THROUGH YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP MARYLAND
TECH HIGH STUDENTS SERVING APPRENTICESHIPS AT AREA COMPANIES
SHARING YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNTIES AT SMITHSBURG HIGH SCHOOL CAREER FAIR
WCPS YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM GROWING - NOVEMBER 26, 2018
HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS TOUR BEACHLEY FURNITURE
WCPS Youth Apprenticeship Program