Frederick County Public Schools
Maryland Youth Apprenticeship Program

The Frederick County Public Schools Maryland Youth Apprenticeship program is a collaborative effort with the Maryland Department of Labor and local employers. The program is designed to provide opportunities for students to "learn while they earn".  Most employers participate in the program to help grow their own work force.

The MD Youth Apprenticeship program for 11th and 12th graders. An ideal apprenticeship candidate is a student who wants to gain experience in the workplace with plans to continue in that industry after graduation. A listing of available apprenticeship positions and employers is included on the Current Openings link. Interested students apply using the student application on the Student Information link. Completed applications are submitted to your schools Work-based Learning Coordinator. Student applications are sent to the employer and employers select who they want to interview (just like a regular job). If a student is selected, they are employed in paid part-time positions under the cooperative supervision of the employer/mentor and their school’s Work-based Learning Coordinator. Most students are scheduled for Apprenticeships for two ninety-minute periods of a school day and earn 2 credits per semester. Apprentices are responsible for arranging their own transportation.

Don’t wait, search for available positions, complete the application packet and start earning!

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Dr. Kristine Pearl
Supervisor of Career and Technical Education

Jeremy Brown
Youth Apprentice Program Teacher Coordinator

Haley Weldon
Youth Apprentice Support