Howard County high school seniors will participate in new apprenticeship program this fall

Jun 24, 2019 by

Howard County high school seniors will step outside their classrooms this September and become apprentices at local businesses, including in the human resources, electrical and cosmetology fields.

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The school system recently announced its first group of students who are participating in the inaugural Apprenticeship Maryland program, a new Career and Technology Education academy.

The 17 students attend Atholton, Centennial, Glenelg, Hammond, Long Reach, Mt. Hebron, Oakland Mills, Reservoir and Wilde Lake high schools.

The program provides Howard students the opportunity to “earn and learn” through on-the-job training that can lead to certification, licensing and, in some instances, a one-year completion of a registered apprenticeship, according to the school system.

The apprenticeship offerings include information technology; heating, ventilation and air conditioning, commonly referred to as HVAC; cosmetology; electrical; and human resources.

The Apprenticeship Maryland program is a partnership between the school system, the state Department of Education, the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, community education, and local business partners and employers.

Participating businesses include Howard Tech Advisors; Mead Tree & Turf Care; Salon Tusey; Minnick’s, an HVAC company; Altimate Electric Inc.; Bopat Electric and Independent Electrical Contractors Chesapeake; and others, according to the school system.

Source: Howard County high school seniors will participate in new apprenticeship program this fall – Baltimore Sun

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