All Children’s Guild Alliance’s schools are closed through Friday, April 24.  Our physical headquarters, McClean, is currently closed along with our Conference Center. Our staff is teleworking and maintaining regular operating hours.  We want to ensure all children have access to meals while schools are closed,  Maryland and DC  are offering free weekday student meals at many sites. Coronavirus prevention and FAQ’s can be found on CDC’s website.

All Children’s Guild Alliance’s schools are closed through Friday, April 24.  Our physical headquarters, McClean, is currently closed along with our Conference Center. Our staff is teleworking and maintaining regular operating hours.  We want to ensure all children have access to meals while schools are closed,  Maryland and DC  are offering free weekday student meals at many sites. Coronavirus prevention and FAQ’s can be found on CDC’s website.

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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)