University of Maryland Medical Center - Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program (MATP) Success Story
Bechak Deng, was born in Ethiopia and worked for over 7 years as a social worker in his country. After being forced to leave his home based upon social-political conflict, he immigrated to Baltimore with his family in 2016. With the help of the International Rescue Committee in Baltimore his family was resettled and found stability through entry level employment in warehouse and hospitality positions.
Earlier this year, the IRC referred Bechak to BACH’s apprenticeship program to assist in advancing his career. He has recently graduated the apprenticeship program and now works full time at University of Maryland Medical Center as a Central Sterile Processing Technician. Bechak has also received his certification as a Registered Central Service Technician, recognized by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management. He states, “Working at the University of Maryland Medical System as a Central Sterile Processing Technician has been a great privilege and has opened doors for me in the healthcare field.”
For additional information, contact:
Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning
Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 209
Baltimore, MD 21201