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AHEC West Among 27 New Apprenticeship Programs approved During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 20th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council has approved 27 new registered apprenticeship programs from March 2020 to March 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic. These diverse new apprenticeships are expanding opportunities for jobseekers by connecting them with high-wage jobs in traditional and non-traditional industries while supporting the workforce needs of local businesses. 

“As we move forward with our recovery from COVID-19, it is critical for us to continue our focus on investing in a well-trained, highly-skilled workforce in order to rebuild our economy and ensure a sustainable future,” said Governor Hogan. “Maryland is nationally recognized for our programs on workforce development, job training, and registered apprenticeships, and I want to thank the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council for helping us continue to lead the way.”

Apprenticeships are full-time careers that include on-the-job training and classroom instruction that allow apprentices to earn while they learn. Anyone 18 or older can be a registered apprentice, while high school students can pursue youth apprenticeships. The school-to-apprenticeship model allows youth ages 16 or 17 to register as apprentices with a registered apprenticeship sponsor prior to graduation. Since the beginning of the Hogan administration, a total of 95 new apprenticeship programs have been approved.

“Despite being faced with many challenges due to COVID-19, the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council quickly adapted by transitioning to virtual instruction and modernizing programs to ensure that the state’s nearly 11,000 apprentices could continue earning and learning in a safe environment,” said Secretary Tiffany Robinson of the Maryland Department of Labor. “I commend the council for approving 27 new apprenticeship programs and supporting the needs of Maryland’s jobseekers and businesses in the midst of the pandemic.”

From March 2020 to March 2021, the following apprenticeship programs have been approved:

Apprenticeship Program



Western Maryland Area Health Education Center – West

Allegany County

Healthcare Services

Anne Arundel Community College

Anne Arundel County

Landscaping and Gaming Services 


Anne Arundel County

Computer Support Services

Carter Machinery Company Inc.

Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Charles, Frederick, and Harford counties

Construction and Mining Equipment

Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.

Baltimore City

Legal Services

Nyla Technology Solutions

Baltimore City

Software Development and Cybersecurity

1199 SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund MD/DC

Baltimore City

Healthcare Services 

Baltimore Cyber Range, LLC

Baltimore County

IT and Cybersecurity

Martin Marietta Materials 

Baltimore County

Supplier of Construction Aggregates and Heavy Building Materials

Bob Breeding General Contractors, LLC

Caroline County

Prefabricated Metal Structures

M & S Electric, LLC

Cecil County

Residential and Commercial Electrical Installation and Repair

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

District of Columbia

Restaurant Services

MPower Education

Frederick County

Personal Health Services

Premier Fire Protection Services, LLC

Frederick County

Fire Protection Services

Rhinehart Railroad Construction, Inc.

Harford County

Railroad Track Construction and Repair

Thompson Automotive, Inc. 

Harford County

Automotive Sales and Service

Hamilton-Ryker TalentGro

Harford County

Healthcare Services

Maryland Building Industry Association

Howard County

Home Improvement

Maryland Direct Support Professional Apprenticeship Program

Howard County

Human Service Organization

Congressional Country Club

Montgomery County

Membership Sports and Recreation Club


Montgomery County

Software Development

Apprentice Training, Inc.

Prince George’s County

Demolition and Environmental

Paquin Design

Queen Anne's County

Custom Home Design and Building

Technology Security Associates, Inc. (TSA, Inc.) 

St. Mary’s County

Computer Support and Technology Services

Fabricated Extrusion Company of Maryland, LLC

Washington County

Manufacturing of Rubber and Misc. Products

Hub Labels, Inc.

Washington County

Manufacturing and Printing Services

Maryland Watch Works, LLC

Washington County

Watch Manufacturing and Repair

Last month, Governor Hogan, Senate President Bill Ferguson, and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones announced a bipartisan budget agreement, which included dedicating $75 million in federal funding to a variety of apprenticeships and employment training programs.

For more information about apprenticeship opportunities in Maryland, please contact the Maryland Department of Labor’s Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning by visiting, emailing, or calling 410-767-2173.