State Announces Five New Apprenticeship Programs

The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation today announced five new registered apprenticeship programs, expanding opportunities for Maryland workers in high-wage skilled trade jobs and non-traditional apprenticeship industries.

Moon Services, Tri-County Electrical Services, UMBC Training Centers, and Miller and Long Company became new apprenticeship sponsors, while Englishman Electric reactivated its program, bringing the total of Maryland’s active apprenticeship sponsors to 141.

According to a press release:

“Apprenticeship is a smart choice for any industry or field of interest,” said Labor Secretary Kelly M. Schulz. “Apprenticeship offers job seekers the chance to learn new skills while earning a wage, and employers the opportunity to build their workforce while reducing turnover costs. With benefits such as these, it is clear why the apprenticeship program has grown by nearly 20 percent over the last three years.”

These new programs and reactivations include occupations such as machinist, HVACR technician, electrician, plumber, cement mason, ironworker, operating engineer, and a new occupation in certified cyber analyst operator.

MACo has consistently supported legislation to enhance registered apprenticeship programs. Counties are invested in having strong and vibrant economies. A robust, well-trained, and educated workforce encourages businesses to locate and grow in Maryland.

Anyone 18 or older can be a registered apprentice, while high school students can pursue youth apprenticeships. Businesses and job seekers interested in apprenticeships are invited to contact info@mdapprenticeship.com or call 410-767-2246.

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