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.
- 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; firstname.lastname@example.org