College/Career Research and Development (CCRD) – A career pathway program that prepares students with academic, technical, and workplace skills necessary to seek further education and employment in a career field of their interest upon graduating from high school. The program contains two in-school courses, a portfolio development project, and a site-based learning experience.
Career Technical Education Clusters (CTE) – Career clusters provide students with planned, sequential programs that build student competence in core academic subjects, along with professional skills needed for success in their careers. These programs are grouped into 11 different clusters designed to provide students with multiple career pathways leading to employment and further education. With the support of the business and higher-education communities, students apply these acquired skills and knowledge to make informed decisions concerning postsecondary education and career choices.
Thomas Edison High School of Technology – Students can enroll in a variety of career and technology educational programs to experience hands-on vocational and professional training. Students can earn professional certifications and licenses and many programs are articulated with colleges and universities for college credit. Students are co-enrolled at their home school and at Edison, and participate in programs at Edison in the morning or afternoon.
MCPS Youth Apprenticeship Maryland Program – Apprenticeship Maryland is a youth apprenticeship program for students, ages 16 and up, designed to lead to sustainable employment and further education based on a student’s selected career. It was developed in partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland Department of Labor. The program is designed to create compensated, high-quality youth apprenticeships that prepare students to enter employment in high-skilled, high-growth sectors. Participating students start the program in the summer or fall of their junior or senior year and must complete at least 450 hours of work-based training under the supervision of an eligible employer and at least one year of related instruction. Students from all 25 comprehensive high schools may participate.
Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program (MATP) – Explore occupations and find apprenticeship opportunities.
ABC Metro Washington – Apprenticeship opportunities and construction craft training in 21 different trades.
Mid-Atlantic Sheet Metal Industry – Apprenticeship opportunities in the sheet metal industry.
North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU) – An alliance of 14 national and international unions supporting apprenticeship training and education in high-tech construction trades.
Association of Air Conditioning Professionals (AACP) – A four-year apprenticeship program in the HVAC industry.
The Heating & Air Conditioning Contractors of Maryland (HACC) – Apprenticeship program to specialize in HVAC systems.
International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers (Local 24) – Apprenticeship program in the insulation industry.
Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Chesapeake Apprenticeship Programs – Electrical apprenticeship program that combines workplace learning with related technical classroom education.
Electricians & Telecommunications Technicians (Local 26 IBEW - NECA) – On the job training and classroom education in electrical and telecommunications technologies.
American Line Builders Apprenticeship Training (ALBAT) – Opportunities in six different training apprenticeship programs.
Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers (BAC Local 1) – Apprenticeship program in masonry work.
Plasterers & Cement Masons (Local 891) – Apprenticeship programs to enter a trade in concrete and plaster.
Mid-Atlantic Carpenters' Training Centers (MACTC) – Carpentry apprenticeship programs consisting of on-the-job training and related school-based instruction.
Maryland Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – On the job training and related professional instruction to be a licensed journey plumber.
Plumbers & Gasfitters (Local 5) – Apprenticeship hands-on training and related class instruction provide the experience and training for a career in the plumbing industry.
Plumbers and Steamfitters (Local 486) – Technical classroom instruction and on-the-job training toward a career in plumbing and pipefitting.
SteamFitters (Local 602) – Apprenticeship opportunities in the pipefitting, welding, heating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry.
International Union of Elevator Constructors – Apprenticeship program toward a career as an elevator constructor.
Iron Workers (Local 5) – Apprenticeship training in every aspect of the iron work trade.
Sprinkler Fitters (Local 669) – Apprenticeship program with on-the- job training and virtual training toward a career as a sprinkler fitter.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority-Elevators and Escalators (ELES) – Apprenticeship program leading toward a career in elevator/escalator repair and maintenance within WMATA.
Baltimore Operating Engineers – Apprenticeship programs for those interested in working as heavy equipment operators, mechanics, and welders in the construction industry, and stationary engineers working inside buildings performing all types of facility maintenance.
Baltimore City Joint Apprenticeship Program – A combination of classroom instruction and on-the-job training toward a career in one of 14 different trade occupations.
ACE Mentorship – High School students participate a variety of activities exploring potential careers in architecture, engineering and construction.