The Maryland Department of Labor will expand the innovative Pathways to Success Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Program first piloted in Howard County to schools in Anne Arundel County.
The program provides students with classroom instruction and hands-on skills training in the electrical field — one of the fastest-growing occupations in construction. The students are then prepared for employment and a registered apprenticeship.
From a department press release:
IEC Chesapeake will conduct a 200-hour electrical trade pre-apprenticeship program for the enrolled students, which will include a combination of hands-on training and classroom instruction. Each student that successfully completes the program and meets minimum criteria set by IEC Chesapeake will secure employment as an electrician helper and have a chance to participate in Maryland’s registered apprenticeship program.
The program is a collaboration between the state’s Department of Labor, Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS), and the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Chesapeake.
For more information:
Maryland Expands Innovative Pathways to Success Program (Maryland Department of Labor)