Grand Opening Ceremony of R.E. Harrington & Sons Apprenticeship Training Center

Harris Jones & Malone was proud to participate in the grand opening ceremony of the R.E. Harrington & Sons Apprenticeship Training Center (REHAT). Sean Malone emceed the ceremony which included remarks from Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, Maryland Speaker of the House Adrienne A. Jones, Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby, Councilman Robert Stokes, Sr., and Baltimore City Comptroller Bill Henry.

Robert Harrington of R.E. Harrington & Sons has been working for the past several years to create the REHAT Apprenticeship Training Center.  The school will be located adjacent to his main office at 200 West 21st Street.  He was successful with getting both the BCPS and DLLR to certify the program and will be welcoming his first 10 students in June from Carver Vocational-Technical High School, Mergenthaler Vocational High School, Frederick Douglas High School, and Edmondson-Westside High School.

What I love about Robert is that he worked quietly on this project without looking for any recognition, said Lisa Harris Jones.  He said to me the other day, “I just need to save some of these young black men in Baltimore … the same way someone thought enough to save me.”

REHAT will be offering underground infrastructure and utility classes to Baltimore City High School students. Dedicated and experienced educators and technical instructors with extensive industry working experience and knowledge will teach these classes. Using proven teaching strategies and incorporating real-life, hands-on methods, REHAT is committed to making sure that every student finds a path to success.  REHAT students will spend at least 50% of their time at work over the course of the apprenticeship program while attending their respective high schools.

WIN Waste Innovations, formerly Wheelabrator Baltimore, donated $25,000 to cover technology-related expenses for the program.