The Apprenticeship Maryland Program (AMP) is coordinated through a partnership between the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR). The program is for students, ages 16 and up, and is designed to lead to sustainable employment and further education in a specific career pathway. AMP programs are considered CTE "completers for graduation"
The program is individualized by employers, and agreed to by the school district, and students and parents. Eligible employers (approved by the Maryland Apprenticeship Training Council (MATC) through DLLR) hire high school juniors and seniors to work and provide fair compensation, thus, creating an “earn and learn” on-the-job training (OJT) opportunity for three (3) credits. Students also complete a one (1) credit course of related instruction (RI) that is determined by the employer.