Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published June 10, 2011


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (June 10, 2011) – On MONDAY, Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown will visit Western Maryland to meet with local leaders and highlight the region’s efforts to create jobs and spur economic growth.

The Lt. Governor will first highlight Allegany County’s Building Trades Apprenticeship Program, an innovative apprenticeship effort developed by the Washington Middle School Foundation in partnership with Allegany County Public Schools, the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce, and the Western Maryland Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee. The program was created in 2008 to provide a vocational career pathway, beginning as early as middle school, for students to learn a technical trade and maximize their potential.

Lt. Governor Brown will tour a house built in Rawlings by students to support the Building Trades Apprenticeship Program. Each year, high school students who have continued in the program through the Allegany County Public Schools’ Center for Career and Technical Education build a house from the ground up and sell it to raise funds for the program.

In the afternoon, Lt. Governor Brown will visit Pillar Innovations in Grantsville. Pillar Innovations is a nationally recognized leader in mine support and a pioneer of many new technologies in the industry. The Lt. Governor will tour their facilities and meet with employees and officials to hear their plans for the company’s future.

WHAT: Lt. Governor Brown to Tour Student-Built House to Highlight Allegany County Apprenticeship Program

WHERE: 16808 Mountain Club Road
Rawlings, MD 21557

WHEN: Monday, June 13, 2011
3:00 PM

WHAT: Lt. Governor Brown to Tour Pillar Innovations

WHERE: 164 Corporate Drive
Grantsville, MD 21536

WHEN: Monday, June 13, 2011
4:30 PM