4. Apply for Apprenticeships
Apprenticeship programs have been around for a long time. Traditionally these programs are thought of only for specific industries or jobs, but the mold is being broken. Apprenticeship programs are being created across industries and sectors. They allow you to 'learn while you earn' and are becoming a standard for career advancement. Here is a list of useful resources about apprenticeship programs which offer a non-traditional classroom learning experience that can give you a huge career boost.
Apprenticeship Resources

Sponsored by the United States Department of Labor, log onto this website if you want a successful career and want to grow your skills without racking up debt? You can find a program in your state that lets you earn and learn at the same time.

SkillsUSA is a nonprofit association that helps career and technical education students follow their passions to their ultimate careers.

ACE’s Maryland affiliates give local high school students an opportunity to explore potential careers in architecture, engineering and construction. Mentored by experienced professionals from local building industry firms, students participate as teams in a variety of exciting and engaging activities.

The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) is sponsored by the U. S. Navy and provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.

Launch your career with an apprenticeship. Here is a government website which is your one-stop source for all things apprenticeship

Apprenticeship Programs

Prince George’s County Public Schools CTE-Youth-Apprenticeship programs of study help students gain the skills, technical knowledge, academic foundation, and real-world experiences they need to prepare for high skill, high- demand, and high-wage careers.

Iron Workers Local No. 5 offers training in every aspect of the Iron Work trade, Employment with our Signatory Contractors, Health Care & Pension Plans, raises upon successful completion of courses, Veterans Continuing Education Benefits, College-accredited courses and a fraternal organization with a sense of belonging. A career with a future!

EC Chesapeake Electrical Apprenticeship Program combines the on-the-job training and formal related technical instruction you need to prepare you for this high-demand field. This means you get paid to work while you receive a top-notch education in the electrical field. Where else can you do that?

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) is responsible for the training of the electrical and telecommunication workers employed by all signatory contractors of Local Union 26 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) which covers the Washington, DC metropolitan area and Central to Southwestern Virginia. Apply today to be an apprentice.

The Steamfitter Apprenticeship program is a five-year training program. Apprentices are assigned to a union contractor and work on assigned work sites, generally forty hours per week, depending on the job conditions and the economy.

Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington is the pre-eminent advocate for fair and open competition. Supporting the merit shop philosophy, ABC of Metro Washington is the premiere trade association in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. construction industry.

"allows high school and college students the opportunity to engage in hands-on research, solving real-world problems at DoD laboratories and facilities.”

The High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) is sponsored by the U. S. Army: “The High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) provides current high school juniors and seniors with an authentic science and engineering research experience alongside university researchers sponsored by the Army Research Office.

If you are ready to dream big and achieve your full potential, then an apprenticeship may be right for you.

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