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Are you looking for a job?  How would you like to train for your career while you earn money?  Do you want to learn new skills that will make you highly employable?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need to investigate  The Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program.  Why? You will learn on the job and be taught by a credentialed trade professional in the field that interests you. In addition, you will also be earning a wage while you learn, so this means no student debt!  The skills that you will learn will be invaluable and highly applicable to your future career. 

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the average annual salary for a graduate of the MDATP is $50,000. 

  • The Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program has been expanding since 2016 with grants of almost up to 13 million dollars, making an important difference in the lives of job seeking Marylanders.  

  • 11,000 registered apprentices are currently working and earning through the MDATP.

Not sure what field of work you might be interested in?  Look here for registered occupations through the MDATP.  There are so many different fields of work to choose from.  Are you interested in becoming an electrician, carpenter, cyber security specialist, auto mechanic, housing inspector, or a Licensed Practical Nurse?  These are just a few examples of the many different occupations offered.  Try using the Maryland Apprenticeship Locator to find apprenticeship opportunities near you and connect with employers and sponsors who are looking to hire and train future apprentices. Search now, what are you waiting for?

Don’t forget to use your library’s digital resources, such as Hoopla or Overdrive where you can download ebooks for free with your library card.  If you don’t have a library card, you can sign up online for one here.  Read more about what it is like to have a career in carpentry, auto mechanics, plumbing, masonry, HVAC/R technician, welding and as an electrician just to name a few of the careers off of the MDATP list of registered occupations.  

Your library also has another great resource that you can use from home to access more information about a specific career.  Use the Learning Express Library database for free with your library card and you will also discover practice tests – such as journeyman and other licensed tests, tutorials and ebooks to help you on your way to your new career!