Adshead Joins Choptank Transport through Youth Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jan 27, 2020 4:18:30 PM

Skye AdsheadPRESTON, MD – January 27, 2020, Choptank Transport is pleased to announce the addition of Skye Adshead to the company’s Preston, Maryland, headquarters.  Adshead is the first high school student hired at Choptank through Youth Apprenticeship - Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program (MATP), a Department of Labor initiative that requires employers to apply and receive state approval.  Choptank was approved on January 15, 2020, and hired its first apprentice on January 24, 2020.

Adshead is a junior at North Dorchester High School and is excited to start the program at Choptank. “One of my friends applied for the apprenticeship and joined a local title company. It made me realize what a great opportunity it would be to learn about a job first-hand and get paid at the same time. I wanted something more than just the basic high school job, so I applied at Choptank.”

Vice President of Human Resources, Pam Hutchinson, weighed in on Choptank’s acceptance in the program. “It is an exciting opportunity for Choptank and will be a great addition to deepening our commitment to the future leaders on the Eastern Shore. The program is a win-win for both student and employer. It helps companies that are rapidly growing like Choptank, build their talent base. It helps students like Skye by offering them a paid apprenticeship, with flexible hours while discovering new career possibilities.”

Choptank Transport has been a champion of mentoring the next generation of leaders in our community for over a decade. The company actively participates with Junior Achievement and Mid-Shore Character Counts programs.

“What better way,” continued Hutchinson, “to give a student hands-on, practical experience in a career and industry that they probably never thought of joining. It offers them a unique perspective into keeping the business of America moving while learning a skill, whether it be accounting, sales, or customer service, and earning money at the same time.”

Choptank Transport, a nationwide third-party logistics company that specializes in truckload and temperature-controlled freight services as well as less-than-truckload, intermodal, port & drayage, and heavy-haul shipments. The company is headquartered in Preston, Maryland, with regional locations that include Baltimore, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, and Tampa. For more information about working at Choptank Transport, visit our Facebook page at Life@Choptank or go to our website at www.choptanktransport.com.

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