Program Description
Apprenticeship Maryland is a youth apprenticeship program for students, ages 16 and up, that is designed for students that want to gain experience in the workplace with plans to continue in that industry after graduation. This program was developed in partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the Maryland Department of Labor (MDoL) to provide students a unique opportunity to “earn and learn."  

The program focuses on career pathways in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) occupations. The STEM-related occupations include those in:  

  • Information Technology  
  • Health and Biomedical Sciences  
  • Manufacturing   
  • Construction and Design  
  • Banking and Finance  


Participating students start the program in the summer or fall of their junior or senior year. Students 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.  

To enroll in this program, students are required to complete the Apprenticeship Maryland student application packet.

Course Sequence
Apprenticeship I (Related Instruction)
Apprenticeship II (Work-Based Learning)
Apprenticeship III (Work-Based Learning)
Apprenticeship IV (Work-Based Learning)

Sample High School Schedule

 9th Grade  10th Grade  11th Grade  12th Grade
 1 Technology Education Requirement  Elective Apprenticeship I Apprenticeship II
 2 Health/Fitness For Life Requirement  Elective Elective Apprenticeship III
 3 Fine Arts Requirement Financial Literacy
Elective Apprenticeship III
 4 Science Requirement Science Requirement  Science Requirement Apprenticeship IV
 5 History Requirement History Requirement  History Requirement Apprenticeship IV
 6 English Requirement English Requirement  English Requirement English Requirement
 7 Math Requirement Math Requirement  Math Requirement Math Requirement

*Note: The schedule above is a sample only. Students should always review course selections with school counselors and refer to the current Charles County Public Schools High School Program of Studies.*

High Schools that Offer the Program
Lackey High School
La Plata High School
McDonough High School
North Point High School
St. Charles High School
Thomas Stone High School
Westlake High School
Robert D. Stethem Educational Center