According to the State of Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, "an apprenticeship program allows an employee to earn a salary while learning necessary skills to succeed in a high-demand career. Employed from day one of the apprenticeship, apprentices receive on-the-job training and job-related instruction. Apprenticeship programs extend the unique opportunity of preparing workers for careers while simultaneously meeting employers’ needs for a highly-skilled, highly-trained workforce." For more information, see the State of Maryland DLLR's Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Brochure.
Many of the programs here at Edison allow students to transition into apprenticeships upon completion. See Mr. Nalda or your teacher for more information.
- Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program (MATP) - Find apprenticeships and apprenticeship programs.
- Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Chesapeake Apprenticeship Programs - applicants must have the following: have graduated high school or earned their GED; have a valid State Driver's License; internet access and a valid email address; be able to pass a basic Math and Reading Assessment; be able to work independently and as a member of a team.
- Electricians & Telecommunications Technicians (Local 26 IBEW - NECA) - min 18 years old; high school diploma or G.E.D.; must have a passing grade in Algebra 1 or G.E.D. equivalent; must take an aptitude test.
- Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers (Local 1 - MD, VA, & DC) - min age 17; preferably a high school graduate or G.E.D.; must be physically able to perform the work of the trade on a regular workweek schedule; have a valid State Driver's License & reliable transportation; must have a Social Security card.
- Plasterers & Cement Masons (Local 891) - must be at least 18 years of age; 11th grade education or equivalent; have reliable transportation; be in good physical condition.
- Mid-Atlantic Carpenters' Training Centers (MACTC) - min 18 years old; high school diploma or G.E.D. required; eligible to work legally in the U.S.; must be physically able to perform the work of the trade; must pass a substance abuse screening; may require a medical examination.
- Plumbers & Gasfitters (Local 5) - min 18 years old; high school diploma or G.E.D. required; final selection contingent on ability to pass a drug screen and background check.
- Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (Mid-Atlantic Chapter) - min 18 years old; must be able to obtain a security clearance; final selection contingent on ability to pass a drug screen and background check.
- Association of Air Conditioning Professionals (AACP) - min 18 years old; high school diploma or G.E.D. required; applicants must apply his/herself industriously in learning the HVACR trade.
- Mozer Works, Inc. - looking to hire apprentices in window/door restoration; apply if you’re interested in a trade that combines fine carpentry, glazing, and painting; to apply, email your resume by clicking the link.
Summer Apprenticeship Opportunities
- Army Educational Outreach Programs - AEOP Apprenticeships provide a unique opportunity for high school and undergraduate students to conduct real-world, Army-sponsored research alongside practicing scientists and engineers in world-class facilities.
- The Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP) - matches practicing DoD scientists with talented high school students creating a direct mentor-student relationship that provides students with training that is unparalleled at most high schools. SEAP participants receive first-hand research experience and exposure to Department of Defense laboratories. SEAP fosters desire in its participants to pursue further training and careers in STEM.
- The High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) - provides current high school juniors and seniors with an authentic science and engineering research experience alongside university researchers sponsored by the Army Research Office. Though this commuter program students will develop skills in Army critical science and engineering research areas in a university lab setting to prepare them for the next steps of their educational and professional career.
- Research & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP) - a summer STEM program that places talented high school students, from groups historically under-represented and underserved in STEM, in research apprenticeships at area colleges and universities. REAP apprentices work under the direct supervision of a mentor on a hands-on research project. REAP apprentices are exposed to the real world of research, they gain valuable mentorship, and they learn about education and career opportunities in STEM. REAP apprenticeships are 5-8 weeks in length (minimum of 200 hours) and apprentices receive a stipend.