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Youth Apprenticeship Maryland

Application Process

Details and Requirements

CCPS Maryland Youth Apprenticeship Program brings Cecil County youth and employers together to create skilled labor in today’s ever-changing job market. Students are placed with approved employers who assign a qualified mentor that provides guidance and on-the-job training. The program provides a unique opportunity to “earn and learn.”

Benefits of Youth Apprenticeship

  • Enter the workforce while still in high school.
  • Earn a salary.
  • Earn high school credit for completing the program - up to 4 credits.
  • Youth apprenticeship is a CTE pathway and can lead to a completer.
  • Gain marketable industry skills.
  • Career Discovery - Students can confirm that a certain industry is a good fit, saving time and money in pursuing costly higher education or technical training after high school.
  • Advancement Advantage - Youth apprentices have an advantage over other candidates as they develop valuable career skills and a professional network.
  • Confidence - Students gain self-assurance by working independently under the tutelage of a mentor.
  • By meeting all the State program standards, you'll receive a Maryland State Skill Certificate.

General Requirements

  • Student applicants must be juniors or seniors, age 16 years or older, and have reliable transportation.
  • A student must complete the program by graduation from high school.
  • One year of related instruction is required. That will be either provided by the business or a class that you are taking for credits concurrently while in the apprenticeship.
  • Applicants must be students in good standing and on track to graduate with good grades and attendance.
  • Students must complete 450 hours of work-based training and one year of related classroom instruction by graduation.
  • A student must submit a complete application packet to

Application Steps

  • Download Student Agreement:  HERE (PDF of Student Application)
  • A resume and cover letter are required. See below for resume and cover letter templates.
  • Submit your completed application, cover letter, and resume to
  • Have at least one teacher fill out and email the recommendation form to