Apprenticeship & Craft Training

Earn While You Learn.

ABC Chesapeake Shores provides both craft training and apprenticeship programs. The apprenticeship program is registered with the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR), Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council (MATC), and the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). The program meets all federal and state requirements for registered apprenticeship and prevailing wage work including classroom instruction and employer-sponsored on-the-job training (OJT). Upon successful completion, apprentices are recognized at the journey-worker level in their trade and are awarded their DLLR/MATC 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 Apprentice?
A registered 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 and be in good physical condition. 

How Long Does An 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.  


ABC Chesapeake Shores offers training in 

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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 
College of Southern Maryland (Waldorf)
Chesapeake College (Wye Mills)

Wor-Wic Community College (Salisbury)

  • 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