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.
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Apprenticeship Programs & Opportunities
- MCPS Youth Apprenticeship Program - Apprenticeship Maryland - Apprenticeship Maryland is a youth apprenticeship program for students, ages 16 and up, that is designed to lead to sustainable employment and further education based on a student’s selected career. This program was developed in partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the Maryland Department of Labor (MDoL).
- Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program (MATP) - Find apprenticeships and apprenticeship programs.
- ABC Metro Washington - Our Mission is to develop construction trade professionals through innovative educational programming that provides the metro Washington region with the most highly-skilled workforce. If you are a student considering your initial career path or graduate that wants to change careers, our programs are a viable option for you.
- Mid-Atlantic Sheet Metal Industry (ChooseBigger.com) - 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.
- Baltimore Sheet Metal Workers (JATC Local 100)
- NABTU.org - North America's Building Trades Union apprenticeship & training page.
- 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.
- The Heating & Air Conditioning Contractors of Maryland (HACC) - The HACC of Maryland Apprenticeship Program was established in 1996 to train technicians to work in the HVACR industry. Well-trained, reliable technicians are in constant demand in the industry.
- International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers (Local 24) - min 18 years old; high school diploma or G.E.D. is preferred; good physical condition; no respiratory problems; 5 year apprenticeship with 4 years of schooling.
- 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.
- American Line Builders (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; submit a copy of Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License with air brakes or copy of Valid Driver’s License along with a Copy of a Class A Commercial Driver’s License Temporary Permit with air brakes.
- 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.
- Maryland Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors, Inc.
- 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.
- Plumbers and Steamfitters (Local 486) - Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent or be a graduating senior; must also successfully complete a math test.
- SteamFitters (Local 602) - Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent or be a graduating senior; must also successfully complete a math test.
- International Union of Elevator Constructors - min 18 years old; high school diploma or G.E.D. required; applicants who earn a 70% or better Elevator Industry Aptitude Test (EIAT) will called for an interview for the apprenticeship program.
- Iron Workers (Local 5) - min 18 years old; birth certificate; High School Diploma or GED Equivalency; High School Transcripts; Must have a Driver License; Proof of Transportation; Social Security Card.
- Sprinkler Fitters (Local 669) - min 18 years old; high school diploma or GED; Must be physically fit to do the work of the trade; Must pass appropriate drug test.
- WMATA’s Elevator/Escalator Department (ELES) - The Elevator/Escalator Apprenticeship Program is a nationally recognized and accredited program that train technicians to become certified Journeyman. The Elevator/Escalator Apprenticeship is a student level position leading to graduation and assignment as an ELES Journeyman. Upon completion of the four year program, graduates will become certified Journeyman and will earn up to 16 college credits.
- Baltimore Operating Engineers - We represent both Operating Engineers working as heavy equipment operators, mechanics, and welders in the construction industry, and stationary engineers working inside buildings performing all types of facility maintenance.
- Baltimore City Joint Apprenticeship Program - the purpose of the program is to ensure that the City of Baltimore has a qualified pool of journey persons who have been trained in the traditions of the craftsman. Offer the following programs: Automotive Mechanic, Electrical Mechanic, Housing Inspector, Instrumentation Technician, Maintenance Technician, Operations Technician, Tree Trimmer, Utilities Installer and Repairer.
- 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.
Pre-Apprenticeship Programs (Maryland)
- ACE Mentorship - ACE’s Maryland affiliates give local high school students an opportunity to explore potential careers in architecture, engineering and construction. Mentored by experienced professionals from local building industry firms, students participate as teams in a variety of exciting and engaging activities.
- Civic Works - Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service. Our programs deliver tangible results through a combination of job training, skills development and community service.
- Job Opportunities Taskforce - Our programs help Marylanders reach higher-wage jobs in industries that need more skilled workers. We designed Project JumpStart, Baltimore's pre-apprenticeship program in the building trades, which helps participants become licensed electricians, plumbers, or carpenters.
- Living Classrooms - Living Classrooms Foundation is a Baltimore – Washington, DC nonprofit that inspires children, youth, and adults to achieve their potential through hands-on education, workforce development, health and wellness, and violence prevention programming.