Apprenticeship & Craft Training                                    

ABC Chesapeake Shores provides both formal apprenticeship and craft training programs that are registered with the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR), the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), and Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council (MATC). These programs meet all federal and state requirements for formal apprenticeship and prevailing wage work including employer-sponsored classroom instruction and on-the-job training. Upon successful completion, apprentices are recognized at the journey-worker level in their trade and are awarded their Maryland DLLR certificate of completion. 

It is important to note that ABC Chesapeake Shores does not place you with a job nor do we assist in the hiring process. Potential apprentices find employment in their trade, then register with the ABC Chesapeake Shores' classroom training program.

What is an Ap​prentice?
An apprentice is a highly committed individual who works full time under the direction of a journey-worker or master while attending classes in the evening. ABC Apprentices are registered with Maryland Apprenticeship & Training Council (MATC), National Center for Construction, Education & Research (NCCER), and their local community college.
You must be at least 18 years of age, possess either a high school diploma or a G.E.D., and be in good physical condition. 

How Long Does Apprenticeship Last?
Most apprenticeships last for 4 years or the equivalent of 8,000 supervised On-the-Job-Training Hours (OJTs) & a minimum of 576 classroom hours taught by certified & experienced instructors. In the Maryland apprenticeship process, both on the job training and classroom training are required. Registered apprentices work full-time while attending ABC Chesapeake Shores' state-certified classes. 

Chesapeake Shores Chapter Apprenticeship classes start in the Fall (September) and end in Spring (May). Classes are held two nights a week either on Monday’s & Wednesday’s or Tuesday’s and Thursday’s.  
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Our training venues are all affiliated with local community colleges, serving three distinct areas of Maryland from the Eastern Shore to Annapolis and Southern MD. 

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC: Arnold)
College of Southern Maryland (Waldorf)
Chesapeake College (Wye Mills)
Rommel (Fruitland)

  • C.O.R.E.
  • Carpentry
  • Cement Mason
  • Concrete Form Builder
  • Drywall
  • Electrical
  • Glazier
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • HVAC
  • Laborer
  • Masonry
  • Painting
  • Pipefitting
  • Pipe Insulator
  • Plumbing
  • Reinforcing Ironwork
  • Roofing
  • Sheet Metal
  • Sprinkler Fitting
  • Steam Fitter
  • Structural Ironwork
  • Welding