Howard Tech Advisors is pleased to have been approved by the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council to join other eligible employers for the Apprenticeship Maryland Program, the state’s youth apprenticeship program. We are excited to provide an opportunity to help expand and grow the program to a variety of occupations and to offer support for youth looking to get a head start on their careers.
“Apprenticeships are full-time careers that include on-the-job training and classroom instruction, allowing apprentices to earn while they learn. Anyone 18 or older can be a registered apprentice, while high school students can pursue youth apprenticeships. The school-to-apprenticeship model allows youth ages 16 or 17 to register as apprentices with a registered apprenticeship sponsor prior to graduation.”
The school-to-apprenticeship model falls right in line with Howard Tech’s goal of partnering with the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) to help create a career path for high school juniors and seniors. As in other participating counties, HCPSS will coordinate student placements. Howard County was the fourth county to join the Apprenticeship Maryland Program.
“Youth apprenticeship is open to all industries, with a priority on high-growth career fields such as those in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), and manufacturing. Howard County has established a goal of placing 25 students during the first year of the program.”
Not only does the Apprenticeship Maryland Program guide youth interest and careers, but will provide skilled workers to enter and grow the skilled labor force, ultimately benefiting participating businesses or those in and around the community.
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