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File #: 18-0087R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - Evening and Weekend High School Apprenticeship Programs
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Failed - End of Term
File created: 5/14/2018 In control: Education and Youth Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/7/2020
Enactment #:
Title: Informational Hearing - Evening and Weekend High School Apprenticeship Programs For the purpose of requesting that representatives from Baltimore City Public Schools and the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development appear before the City Council to discuss evening and weekend apprenticeship programs at Carver Vocational-Technical High and Mergenthaler Vocational Technical Senior High School.
Sponsors: Robert Stokes, Sr., President Young, Bill Henry, Brandon M. Scott, John T. Bullock, Sharon Green Middleton, Kristerfer Burnett, Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger, Leon F. Pinkett, III
Indexes: Apprenticeship Program, High School, Informational Hearing
Attachments: 1. 18-0087R~1st Reader, 2. BCPSS 18-0087R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Stokes

A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Informational Hearing - Evening and Weekend High School Apprenticeship Programs
For the purpose of requesting that representatives from Baltimore City Public Schools and the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development appear before the City Council to discuss evening and weekend apprenticeship programs at Carver Vocational-Technical High and Mergenthaler Vocational Technical Senior High School.
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Many people learn best by doing, rather than through theoretical study; and there are some skills and trades that can only be effectively taught with a hands on, trial and error, approach. Recognizing these facts, Baltimore City Public Schools has long incorporated workshop learning and apprenticeship style programs into its offerings.

Carver Vocational-Technical High and Mergenthaler Vocational Technical Senior High School in particular have a number of highly regarded and successful apprenticeship style programs that benefit their students.

These programs could benefit even more of Baltimore’s young people if they were offered to a larger population. Offering apprenticeship programs in evenings and on weekends would allow more people to learn valuable skills and enter into stable careers. This would advance the schools’s educational missions and provide a great benefit to the larger community.

Evening and weekend apprenticeship programs would require funding for staffing and facilities use,...

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