March 22, 2023
New apprenticeship program approved by DOL
A partnership between SGI and Hagerstown Community College to provide in-classroom learning and on-the-job training has been approved by the Maryland Department of Labor Apprenticeship Council.
The Heavy Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Journeyman Apprenticeship Program is a venture between HCC and SGI’s Charmian Plant in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania. The program provides the opportunity for people interested in a career in maintenance to learn in the field and hone their skills.
“A program such as this one brings unmistakable benefits to the local manufacturing industry and opens doors to residents who wish to seek a career in a skilled trade. SGI is excited to have had this apprenticeship approved by the DOL Apprenticeship Council,” said SGI President Justin P. Dunlap.
"Registered apprenticeship provides a significant benefit to the employer and employee. At HCC, we are pleased to be a part of SGI’s growth as an employer and provide the Related Technical Instruction needed for their skilled workforce," according to Jack Drooger, Workforce Solutions Program Manager.
The new apprenticeship program opened to students in January after its formal approval by the MD DOL.
For more information, contact Drooger at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit HCC at hagerstowncc.edu.
About HCC: Hagerstown Community College (HCC) was founded in 1946 as Maryland’s first community college. More than 100 programs of study are available for university transfer, career preparation, or personal development, as well as non-credit continuing education courses, customized training programs and Washington County’s adult education program. Associate degrees, certificates and letters of recognition are awarded.