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Youth Apprenticeship Program (Students)

HELPING YOU SUCCEED

WCPS Maryland Youth Apprenticeship Pilot Program is for current juniors or seniors, ages 16 and up, who are in a career pathway that could lead to seeking employment in manufacturing and STEM occupations. Students are placed with approved employers who assign a qualified mentor who provides guidance and on-the-job training. The program provides the unique opportunity to “earn and learn."

BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM

  • You’ll be able to enter the workforce while still in high school.
  • You’ll earn a salary.
  • You’ll gain marketable industry skills.
  • You’ll be assigned a highly skilled mentor.
  • You’ll receive credit toward high school graduation requirements.
  • By meeting all the State program standards, you’ll receive a State Skill Certificate.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Students can enter the program at any time.
  • A student must complete the program by August 31 following graduation from high school.
  • Students must complete 450 hours of work-based training and one year of related classroom instruction.

 

WHAT JOBS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE?

There are currently positions in Manufacturing, Engineer & Technology, Business Management & Finance and Construction & Development. We are working on expanding to other fields throughout the year. We anticipate more openings as employers are approved by the Maryland Apprenticeship Training Council. For a comprehensive list of employers with current openings, please visit our Youth Apprenticeship Smore.  

HOW DO I APPLY?

If you would like to apply or have questions about your eligibility for the program, please contact your school’s guidance counselor. A completed application, along with cover letter, resume and two (2) letters of recommendation are required to apply. 
An online application is also available here.

WHERE DO I GO FOR MORE INFORMATION?

  • Your school Guidance Counselor
  • Wendy Moore, WCPS Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator: 301-766-2822; moorewen@wcps.k12.md.us