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Apprenticeship Maryland Program (AMP): Apply as an Employer

Why Be a Partner

  • Develop a pipeline of talented, high-skilled workers to help a business grow;
  • Build a workforce trained to meet specific skill needs;
  • Increase employee retention;
  • Reduce turnover costs; and
  • Support planning for employee succession.

The Two Components of an AMP

The workplace componentis a paid (at least minimum wage) mentored, on-the-job, work experience with a written, student rating/work-based learning plan and a formal agreement among the student, school and employer.

  • The agreement should reflect specific industry standards related to the career area.
  • The workplace component is supervised by a registered Apprenticeship sponsor (approved by the Maryland Apprenticeship Training Council (MATC) through DLLR).
  • Students can start the program the summer leading into their junior or senior year if the school system has someone in place to monitor their summer, work-based experience.
  • Whether students start the program in the summer or during the school year, all program requirements (including the one year of related classroom instruction and the minimum 450 hours of work-based training under the supervision of an eligible employer) must be completed prior to graduation.

The Related Instruction Component is a minimum of one year of classroom instruction. The related instruction must assist the student in meeting the goals of the student training plan. Eligible Employers coordinate the design of a realistic training plan that meets the needs of the Eligible Employer and the capacity of the classroom instructor and school district.

  • Students are required to complete one year of related classroom instruction.
  • The classroom instruction can be offered prior to or simultaneously with the work-based learning experience. The related classroom instruction must assist the student in meeting the goals outlined in the student training plan.
  • The Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator and/or designees must collaborate with the classroom instructors and the Eligible Employer to coordinate the design of a realistic training plan that meets the needs of the Eligible Employer and the capacity of the classroom instructor and school district.

Apply

To create and participate in an Apprenticeship Maryland Program, employers must submit documentation (for approval by the Maryland Apprenticeship Training Council (MATC) through DLLR) prior to hiring apprentices.

View the MSDE/DLLR Program Guide

Contact

If you are interested in creating an Apprenticeship Maryland Program in partnership with Prince George’s County Public Schools, please contact Amy Rock, Instructional Specialist/Apprenticeship Coordinator, via email at amy.rock@pgcps.org.