July 14 // Maryland expands apprenticeship programs

Maryland labor officials have approved new sponsors and employers for apprenticeship programs designed to help workers prepare for careers, the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation said Thursday. Nestle Dreyer’s Ice Cream Co. will offer an apprenticeship in the trade of industrial maintenance mechanic, and the Tree Care Industry Association will offer an apprenticeship in the trade of arborist, marking the first time an arborist program has been approved in the state. The department also approved Delaware-based Bauguess Electrical Services Inc. The employers are among more than 130 offering registered apprenticeship programs in Maryland. (Balt. Sun)

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