MCPS is holding upcoming information sessions on its Electrical Youth Apprenticeship Program, which will enable students to enter the workforce while in high school, earn a salary and gain valuable industry skills. This is a new program open to rising juniors or seniors who are highly motivated and responsible, and able to transport themselves to and from work.
High school juniors/Class of 2023 students accepted into the program will begin 450 hours of on-the-job paid employment with an electrical contractor in July 2022 and the first year of the electrical journeyman coursework at Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) in September. Once registered, apprentices graduate in May 2023, they transition to Years 2-4 of their Journeyman Training and full-time employment.
IEC Electrical School-to-Apprenticeship information sessions will be held:
- Thursday, Jan. 27, 6-7 p.m. (Virtual)
- Wednesday, Feb. 23, 6-7 p.m. (Virtual)
- Thursday, March 10, 6-7:30 p.m. (In-Person at the IEC Chesapeake Apprenticeship Training Facility, 8751 Freestate Dr., Laurel, MD 20723)
Register to attend. More information (English)
School-To-Apprenticeship Application (English)
More information (Spanish)
School-To-Apprenticeship Application (Spanish)