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TranZed Apprenticeships Partners with Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania

TranZed Apprenticeships, a nonprofit registered apprenticeship provider with the mission of expanding modern apprenticeships throughout the United States, partnered with the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania to provide technology apprenticeships to Pennsylvania companies and meet the need for skilled workers.

“We’re excited for the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania to join us in the apprenticeship revolution, a movement to train and connect skilled workers with employers in need of talent,” said Paul Champion, president of TranZed Apprenticeships. “Apprentices earn and learn at the same time, closing the skills gap and becoming crucial additions to the modern workforce.”

The Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania (TCCP) is a technology trade association whose mission is to connect members and organizations to promote technology and fuel economic development throughout the Central Pennsylvania region. Established in 1990, the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania has helped technology companies and individuals throughout Central Pennsylvania grow and succeed by building partnerships, offering business development opportunities, playing a key role in attracting and retaining diverse talent, providing technology leadership and recognizing innovators.

“We see our new partnership with TranZed Apprenticeships as an innovative way to help our members recruit and retain the best talent while also distinguishing themselves and the technology community throughout Central Pennsylvania within a highly competitive national pool of employers,” said Ann Hughes, president and CEO of the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania.

In addition to providing apprenticeships to TCCP members, TranZed Apprenticeships will offer its “Open 4 Apprenticeships” toolkit and consultation to educate businesses about the benefits of modern apprenticeships. TranZed Apprenticeships and the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania will also cross-promote opportunities to their networks.

“Modern apprenticeships improve business productivity and performance, reduce recruitment and training costs and strengthen the workforce,” Champion said. “Apprentices become valued employees with improved engagement, problem-solving skills, greater leadership potential and flexibility under less supervision. They give businesses a competitive advantage in the marketplace.”

TranZed Apprenticeships works to advance modern apprenticeships throughout the United States and offers apprenticeship programs in the Mid-Atlantic developed to address the need for alternative career paths. Apprenticeships combine on-the-job, competency and project-based training with job-related classroom instruction. They offer an earn-and-learn model where apprentices earn money starting their first day and receive pay increases as they gain additional skills and master their occupations. (tranzedapprenticeships.com)

Monarch Academy Annapolis Students Participate in Gratitude Campaign

Monarch Academy Annapolis launched this week a two-week gratitude program called the “Look for the Good Project,” where students share their gratitude with others, add notes to a “Gratitude Wall,” write letters of appreciation and perform acts of kindness throughout the school. The program will take place through Jan. 17, 2020 with a “Family Gratitude Night” on Jan. 15, 2020.

“We’re kicking off the new year with a focus on gratitude,” said Rachel Amstutz, principal of Monarch Academy Annapolis. “This is a simple yet amazing program that brings together students and staff to share what they’re thankful for with each other. It’s a powerful experience.”

The program comes from Look for the Good Project, a nonprofit organization in Connecticut that seeks to “make America kind, one school at a time” following the “belief that gratitude changes mindsets, reduces violence, and improves everything.” In three years, 121,545 elementary school children in 30 states have participated in the Look for the Good Project’s school program, generating almost 2 million messages of gratitude to inspire kindness in their communities.

For more information about the program, visit www.lookforthegoodproject.org.

Monarch Academy charter and contract schools are affiliate members of The Children’s Guild Alliance, a nonprofit organization serving children, families and child-serving organizations and dedicated to transforming how America educates and cares for its children through education, behavioral health and national training and consultation services. Affiliates of The Children’s Guild Alliance include The Children’s Guild, The Children’s Guild D.C. Public Charter School, The Academy for Working Students (TAWS), TranZed Apprenticeships, The Transformation Education Institute, National At-Risk Education Network (NAREN), and The National Children’s Guild Fund. (www.childrensguild.org)

The Children’s Guild D.C. Public Charter School’s Charter Renewed For Five Years

The Children’s Guild District of Columbia Public Charter School received a five-year renewal of the school’s charter contract. The D.C. Public Charter School Board voted to renew the school’s charter at the board’s Dec. 16 meeting.

“We provide a personalized education for each of our students to help them learn, grow and become caring and committed citizens. To that end, we’re continually striving to make our school better for our students and families. We appreciate the school board’s recognition of our efforts,” said Kathy Lane, chief of educational services for The Children’s Guild Alliance, operator of The Children’s Guild D.C. Public Charter School.

The Children’s Guild D.C. Public Charter School uses the Transformation Education philosophy to prepare the accelerated learner, struggling learner and child with special needs for college, career and citizenship by developing critical thinking, creative problem-solving skills, self-discipline and a commitment to serving others. Established in 2015, the school serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

The Children’s Guild D.C. Public Charter School is an affiliate member of The Children’s Guild Alliance, a nonprofit organization serving children, families and child-serving organizations dedicated to transforming how America educates and cares for its children through education, behavioral health and national training and consultation services. Affiliates of The Children’s Guild Alliance include The Children’s Guild, Monarch Academy public charter and contract schools, The Academy for Working Students (TAWS), TranZed Apprenticeships, The Transformation Education Institute, National At-Risk Education Network (NAREN) and The National Children’s Guild Fund.

The Children’s Guild Alliance Announces 2020 Sadie Award Recipients

The Children’s Guild Alliance, a nonprofit organization serving children, families and child-serving organizations, will honor Guy E. Flynn and Nupur Parekh Flynn at the organization’s Kids First Celebration, an evening commemorating a legacy of innovation and transformation. The Kids First Celebration will take place on March 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore.

At the event, The Children’s Guild Alliance will present 2020 Sadie Awards to the Flynns for their leadership in innovation and philanthropy. The Sadie Award recognizes people who embody the organization’s spirit and vision of making the seemingly impossible possible.

Guy E. Flynn practices law at DLA Piper, one of the world’s largest law firms, where he serves as chairman of the firm’s Maryland real estate practice and partner-in-charge of the firm’s Baltimore office. Flynn serves as a trustee and board president-elect of The Walters Art Museum, a trustee and executive committee member of the Baltimore Community Foundation, a trustee of the Living Classrooms Foundation, a director of Maryland Legal Aid, a governor of The Center Club and a member of the Baltimore City Ethics Board. Global, national, regional and industry publications have recognized him as a top lawyer.

Nupur Parekh Flynn is one of the foremost women in the Baltimore area whose skills in board leadership have gained respect throughout the region. She is currently a trustee of LifeBridge Health, a trustee of the Baltimore Museum of Art, and a trustee of the Open Society Institute – Baltimore and actively involved with the United Way of Central Maryland. Flynn’s career in business and government included serving as a managing director for marketing and public relations at Brown Capital Management from 2004 to 2019. Previously, she served as a political appointee at the U.S. Agency for International Development and as a marketing executive at DLA Piper.

The Kids First Celebration will commemorate The Children’s Guild Alliance’s heritage of innovation and transformation and launch Kids First, the organization’s campaign to transform the way America cares for and educates its children. Through the Kids First campaign, The Children’s Guild Alliance will work nationally to create the cultural awareness, teacher preparation and political will to put kids first.

For more information about Kids First and sponsorships or tickets to The Kids First Celebration, visit KidsFirstAmerica.org.

The Children’s Guild Alliance is a nonprofit organization serving children, families and child-serving organizations and is dedicated to transforming how America educates and cares for its children through education, behavioral health and national training and consultation services. Affiliates of The Children’s Guild Alliance include The Children’s Guild, Monarch Academy public charter and contract schools, Children’s Guild D.C. Public Charter School, The Academy for Working Students (TAWS), TranZed Apprenticeships, The Transformation Education Institute, National At-Risk Education Network (NAREN), and The National Children’s Guild Fund. 

TranZed Apprenticeships Partners with Global Apprenticeship Network

Partnership to advance modern apprenticeships throughout the United States

TranZed Apprenticeships, a nonprofit registered apprenticeship provider with the mission of expanding modern apprenticeships throughout the United States, is partnering with Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) to exchange knowledge and advance modern apprenticeships as a solution to the skills gap facing businesses across the country.

“We’re starting an apprenticeship revolution, a movement to train and connect skilled workers with employers in huge need of talent,” said Paul Champion, president of TranZed Apprenticeships. “There’s no better way to close the skills gap than modern apprenticeships, where workers earn and learn at the same time. They’re cost-effective, customizable and necessary to the future of our workforce.”

GAN Global, based in Geneva, Switzerland, is a CEO-led alliance of private-sector companies, employers, international organizations and thought leaders seeking to accelerate the uptake of work-based learning, such as apprenticeships, to connect people with in-demand skills, build a sustainable talent pipeline for business and ensure an equitable future for the workforce.

“There is no better time than now to be working on apprenticeships in the U.S. We’re really excited about partnering with TranZed Apprenticeships and bringing to the collaboration our experience working with government, employers, our networks and our knowledge about why apprenticeships are such a fantastic opportunity for people, business and communities,” said Kathleen Elsig, head of strategic partnerships for GAN Global.

As part of the partnership, GAN Global and TranZed Apprenticeships will co-develop content for the network’s “SkillingNow” initiative, which provides a platform for dialog about work-based learning. Likewise, TranZed Apprenticeships will share its “Open 4 Apprenticeships” toolkit to educate businesses about the benefits of modern apprenticeships. In addition, TranZed Apprenticeships will promote GAN Global at conferences and exhibitions.

“Modern apprenticeships improve business productivity and performance, reduce recruitment and training costs and strengthen the workforce,” Champion said. “Apprentices become valued employees with improved engagement, problem-solving skills, greater leadership potential and flexibility under less supervision. They give businesses a competitive advantage in the marketplace.”

TranZed Apprenticeships works to advance modern apprenticeships throughout the United States and offers apprenticeship programs in the Mid-Atlantic developed to address the need for alternative career paths. Apprenticeships combine on-the-job, competency and project-based training with job-related classroom instruction. They offer an earn-and-learn model where apprentices earn money starting their first day and receive pay increases as they gain additional skills and master their occupations. (tranzedapprenticeships.com)

GAN Global is a business-driven alliance through which private sector companies, employers, international organizations and thought leaders work together to fuse the connection between education and employment through work-based learning. Its goal is to accelerate the acquisition of skills and capabilities of all segments of the workforce and build a robust talent pipeline for business that can match the pace of change in the world of work. Its members are trailblazers and thought leaders from leading multinational corporations and international organizations, who are setting examples for others to follow and shaping global and community policies and approaches. GAN has established networks in several countries across the globe. (gan-global.org)

The Children’s Guild Partners With Charm City Run

Students from the The Academy, our therapeutic group-living program, who reside in our Staffa House for girls had the opportunity last weekend to select their perfect athletic shoes and a pair of athletic socks with a motivational message on them.

Big thanks to Charm City Run for helping our students find the perfect fit and donated several running shirts and sports bras for our girls with the promise of more in the near future! The Children’s Guild Alliance staff also made monetary contributions to help make this a reality. Another example of putting Kids First!