WCPS YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

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WCPS Youth Apprenticeship Maryland Program
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WCPS Maryland Youth Apprenticeship Program brings Washington County youth and employers together to create skilled labor in todays 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 the unique opportunity to “earn and learn”.


BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM:

  • You'll be able to enter the workforce while still in high school.
  • You'll earn a salary.
  • Earn high school credit for completing the program.
  • You'll gain marketable industry skills.
  • You'll be assigned a highly skilled mentor.
  • By meeting all the State program standards, you'll receive a 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.
  • Students must complete 450 hours of work based training and one year of related classroom instruction by graduation.



HOW TO APPLY:

  • Download, print and complete the application in the link below.
  • Turn your completed application, cover letter and resume to your school counselor or to Wendy Moore, Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator, CES, moorewen@wcps.k12.md.us.
  • Have a teacher or counselor fill out and return the recommendation form to Wendy Moore , Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator, CES, moorewen@wcps.k12.md.us..
  • Be sure to indicate the position you are applying for.
  • The employer will contact you directly if you are chosen for an interview.
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Meet youth apprentice, Brandon Hammett. Brandon attended North Hagerstown High School in 9th and 10th grades and graduated from Washington County Technical High School in 2018.

Brandon officially became an apprentice in December 2017 and completed the program in August 2018 with over 900 hours.

Brandon was featured as a Herald - Mail Student Standout in March of 2018.

Brandon has some great advice for students thinking about applying for an apprenticeship.

Take a chance. Open yourself up to opportunity. You never know where it will take you.

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Culinary Apprentice

Fahrney-Keedy

Job Description:

  • Assisting with food prep
  • Setting up and delivery of resident meals
  • Cleaning and maintaining equipment and work areas
  • Washing dishes
  • Learning proper safety protocols
  • Operation of food service equipment
  • Other duties as assigned



Required Skills/Strengths:

  • Food preparation experience
  • Experience in hospitality
  • Good written and oral communication
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Ability to work at a fast pace / multitask
  • Professional attitude
  • Motivated and able to work well with others



Hours:

Flexible. Day, evening and weekend hours available.

Location:

507 Mapleville Rd, Boonsboro, MD 21713

Rate of Pay:

$11.75/hr.

Contact:

To inquire about this position or to submit an application, please contact your school counselor.

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MARKETING ASSISTANT APPRENTICE

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Turner Wealth Management

Job Description:

  • Marketing/Managing Social Media

  • Creating Meeting Notes and Follow-up

  • Appointment Setting

  • Client Interaction/Calls

  • Event Planning / Community Seminars


Preferred Skills/Strengths:

  • Good attitude/self motivated
  • Dependable/reliable
  • Respectful and trustworthy
  • Strong MS Office skills
  • Familiarity with social media
  • Good communication/organization skills
  • Proficient note taking skills
  • Able to work alone or with a team
  • Business professional/casual attire is required


Other Requirements:

This position requires a background check/fingerprinting

Hours:

Flexible within business hours of Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM.

Location:

5 Public Square, Suite 400, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Rate of Pay:

$13.00/hr.

Contact:

To inquire about this position or to submit an application, please contact your school counselor.

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CHILDCARE APPRENTICE

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BEACON House, Inc.

Job Description:

  • Help with snacks
  • Get sign-in/sign-out sheets ready
  • Prepare classroom for daily lessons
  • Help students with homework
  • Monitor student behavior
  • Clean-up materials and help organize classroom
  • Assist classroom teacher with lesson plans
  • Assist in parent pick-up of students


Preferred Skills/Strengths:

  • Follow all company policies including dress code
  • Good attitude/self motivated
  • Dependable/reliable
  • Respectful and trustworthy


401K OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE


Location:

NEW CHILDCARE CENTER OPENING ON CLEVELAND AVE.

Hours:

Flexible - The Center will be open Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM .

Website:

https://thebeaconhouseinc.org

Rate of Pay:

$12.00/hour

Contract:

To inquire about this position or to submit an application, please contact your school counselor.

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Resident Care Apprentice

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Fahrney-Keedy

Job Description:


  • Ensure safety and comfort of residents
  • Answer bell calls and assist residents with needs
  • Provide care in a safe and timely manner
  • Assist in resident personal care
  • Obtain vital signs and weights


Required Skills/Strengths:


  • Must have a basic understanding of providing hands-on nursing care
  • Compassion
  • Customer service skills
  • Effective and sensitive communication skills
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Ability to work at a fast pace / multitask
  • Friendly and dependable


Hours:

Flexible. Day, evening and weekend hours available.

Location:

507 Mapleville Rd, Boonsboro, MD 21713

Rate of Pay:

$11.75/hr.

Contact:

To inquire about this position or to submit an application, please contact your school counselor.

CLINICAL APPRENTICE

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Toothman Orthodontics

Job Description:

  • Greet patients
  • Operate sterilization area. Clean and bag all instruments.
  • Keep sterile area neat and clean
  • Run all instruments in autoclave. Keep water filled in autoclave.
  • Set up instrument trays
  • Clean up operatories after patient leaves chair
  • Observe and assist with clinical procedures, as interested, including learning to take patient photographs
  • clerical duties including: assisting with front desk, scan items in scan folder into patient's chart, prepare patient and doctor correspondence, miscellaneous administrative tasks including running reports, help staff keep lobby and other areas neat, orderly and stocked, break up boxes, and work with inventory personnel to process, open, check, log and file case deliveries.


Preferred Skills/Strengths:

  • Moderate to advanced computer and printer knowledge
  • Typing/keyboard skills
  • Phone verbiage skills
  • Good verbal and communication and customer service skills
  • Organized
  • friendly, outgoing, reliable and confident
  • Appropriate attire for health care environment required


Hours:

Flexible. Must be able to work within normal business hours.

Mon. - Thurs. 8 am - 5 pm

Fri. 8 am - 1 pm

Location:

81 North Edgewood Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Apprentice will be expected to work 1 day per week at the Frederick location - 5100 Buckeystown Pike #196, Frederick, MD 21704

Rate of Pay:

TBD

Contact:

To inquire about this position or to submit an application, please contact your school counselor.

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DIESEL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN APPRENTICE

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D.M. Bowman, Inc.

Job Description:

  • Preventative Maintenance: Will learn the preventative maintenance steps and processes to adequately identify maintenance opportunities
  • Air Brake System: Will learn the function and operation of air brakes and the parts associated with the maintenance and repair.
  • Fuel Systems: Will learn how the fuel system works and the operation of filters and water separates to ensure smooth and safe operation of the equipment.
  • Tires: Will be taught the methods for assessing tires for wear and determining when tires need to be replaced.
  • Electrical: Will be taught the electrical systems of tractors and trailers and maintenance processes.
  • Air Conditioning: Will be taught the air conditioning system and the maintenance of the systems.


Specific responsibilities throughout the program:

  • Keep work area safe and clean
  • Efficient use of the mechanic work station
  • Perform assessments and minor repairs
  • Properly start equipment
  • Use the trailer check in sheet
  • Account for 90% of their time
  • Notify the parts person or shop manager when the last part is removed from stock
  • Demonstrate a good attitude and desire to learn


Preferred Skills/Strengths:

  • Good attitude / Team player
  • Dependable
  • Safety conscious
  • Computer literate
  • Must be able to stoop, crawl, stand and lift without assistance.


Hours:

Flexible.

Location:

10228 Governor Lane Blvd., Williamsport, MD 21795

Rate of Pay:

$12.00/hr.

Contact:

To inquire about this position or to submit an application, please contact your school counselor.

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Machine Operator Apprentice

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Caldwell Manufacturing

The Machine Operator Helper will assist in running machines producing finished product according to customer specification and company policies.


Job Description:

· Performs multiple machine operation and assist other operators and production personnel effectively.

· Operate all material handling equipment both manual and powered.

· Use gauges and measuring instruments and perform quality inspection on all parts and components.

· Maintains accurate records.

· Recognizes equipment malfunction and report to supervision.

· Maintains neat and orderly work areas and equipment.

· Must wear proper PPE at all times and adhere to all safety rules and regulations.


· Performs other related duties as assigned by management.


Preferred Skills/Strengths:

Ability to use measuring tools

Mechanically inclined

Able to follow instructions

Must be able to follow all safety regulations

Attention to detail

Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.


Applicant will be subject to criminal background check and drug test.


Hours:

Flexible.

Location:

9850 Prosperity Lane, Williamsport, MD 21795

Rate of Pay:

$12.00/hr.

Contact:


To inquire about this position or to submit an application, please contact your school counselor.

Process Production Operator

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Fil-Tec, Inc.

Job Description:

  • Communicates with team members, including those on opposite shifts, regarding any production, product, equipment or procedural changes.
  • Reviews written communications regarding product and production changes.
  • Reviews and updates production and quality reports.
  • Ensures that product is being run according to specifications.
  • Performs routine inspection of product to ensure proper quality and specification are being met.
  • Inspect equipment to ensure for proper operation. May result in machine change-overs, repairs and set-ups.
  • Using equipment and raw materials, prepare for loading equipment for production process. This will include all raw materials used in the process which may include mixing of liquid materials.
  • Responsible for requisitioning all materials needed in the production process.
  • Maintain accurate records of materials used, produced and scrapped.


Preferred Skills/Strengths:

  • Concern for accuracy and detail
  • Dependable and responsible
  • Critical thinker / Problem solver
  • Self-motivated
  • Positive communicator
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Passion for learning new things
  • Thrives on being engaged and part of a team
  • Ability to use computer and scan guns
  • Good written and oral communication
  • Understanding of basic math
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Visual acuity


Hours:

Flexible.

Location:

12129 Mapleville Rd, Smithsburg, MD 21783

Rate of Pay:

$12.00/hr.

Entry Level Machinist

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Architectural Design/Drafter Apprentice

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Press Operator Apprentice

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Hub Labels, Inc.

Job Description:

  • Controls printing machine equipment operation
  • Loads and feeds mechanisms of press
  • Review work orders to determine stock and equipment needed for production
  • Cleans printing machine and components
  • Removes printed material from press and transports them to designated staging area
  • Other tasks as assigned


Preferred Skills/Strengths:

  • Good attitude/self motivated
  • Dependable/reliable
  • Must be able to follow oral and written communication
  • Ability to evaluate and problem solve
  • Be mechanical and detail oriented
  • Must be able to adhere to all safety regulations


Hours:

Flexible. Hub Labels has 3 shifts.

Location:

18223 Shawley Dr., Hagerstown, MD 21740

Rate of Pay:

Up to $15.00/hr.

Contact:

To inquire about this position or to submit an application, please contact your school counselor.

Watch Technician Apprentice

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Maryland Watch Works

Job Description:

  • Identify watches and brands
  • Breaking down wristwatches
  • Reassembling watches
  • Water testing watches
  • Sizing watch bracelets
  • Organizing parts and jobs
  • Fix and troubleshoot broken watches
  • Caring for watch tools


Preferred Skills/Strengths:

  • Follow all company policies including dress code
  • Good attitude/self motivated
  • Dependable/reliable
  • Respectful and trustworthy
  • Able to follow directions
  • Spatial intelligence
  • Fine motor skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good oral & written communication


A dexterity test will be given as part of the interview process.


Location:

14 N. Potomac St., Suite B3, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Hours:

Flexible - Student must be able to work a portion of hours Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM .

Website:

https://www.marylandwatchworks.com/

Rate of Pay:

$11.75/hour

Contract:

To inquire about this position or to submit an application, please contact your school counselor.

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Maintenance Apprentice

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Fahrney-Keedy

Job Description:

  • Perform minor repairs
  • Maintain equipment and supplies
  • Assist with monthly maintenance checks
  • Assist with management and set-up of residential areas
  • Mow grass, snow removal
  • Other grounds work as assigned


Required Skills/Strengths:

  • Interest in hands-on work
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Must have basic knowledge of tools
  • Ability to learn and apply new skills
  • Interest in working outdoors
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Ability to work at a fast pace / multitask
  • Flexible and able to work in a team
  • Friendly and dependable



Hours:

Flexible. Day and evening hours available.

Location:

507 Mapleville Rd, Boonsboro, MD 21713

Rate of Pay:

$11.75/hr.

Contact:

To inquire about this position or to submit an application, please contact your school counselor.

Electrical Apprentice

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MEC, Inc.

Job Description:

Assist a foreman/Journeyman with all aspects of an electrician such as:

  • Conduit Installation
  • Conduit Bending
  • Material Handling
  • Pulling Wire
  • Installing Armored Cable
  • Wiring Devices
  • And More


Preferred Skills/Strengths:

  • Familiarity with electrical work
  • A desire for hands-on work
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Able to work at various heights (ladder, etc)
  • Able to listen and follow directions well
  • Good attitude/self motivated
  • Dependable/reliable
  • Respectful and trustworthy
  • OSHA 10 certification a plus!


Location:

221 McRand Ct., Suite #100

Job requires site work and transportation is required.

Hours:

Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM, weekend work may be available at times

Website:

http://mec-electrical.com/

Rate of Pay:

$14.00/hour

Contract:

To inquire about this position or to submit an application, please contact your school counselor.

Installation Helper Apprentice

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Burkholder's Flooring America

Job Description:

  • Learn all aspects of floor installation
  • Tear up old flooring
  • Install new flooring: carpet/vinyl/tile/plank
  • Participate in safety meetings
  • Work with a team
  • Take care of tools


Preferred Skills/Strengths:

  • Good attitude/self motivated
  • Dependable/reliable
  • Respectful and trustworthy
  • People skills
  • Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs.
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Enjoy working with hands
  • Can read a tape measure
  • Experience with power tools a plus


Hours:

Flexible.

Location:

13412 Pennsylvania Avenue,, Hagerstown, MD 21742

Rate of Pay:

$11.75/hr.

Website:

https://www.burkholdersflooringamerica.com

Contact:

To inquire about this position or to submit an application, please contact your school counselor.

Electrical Helper

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Valentine Electric, Inc.

Job Description:

The Electrical Helper will assist in installing wire and conduit, fixtures and devices while being mentored by a Journeyman Electrician.


Safety is taken very seriously. The apprentice will participate in safety meetings and training.


The apprentice is required to bring a few basic tools with them. Assistance in obtaining these tools is available, if needed.



Preferred Skills/Strengths:

A good understanding of basic math

Knowledge of basic tools and mechanics

Able to climb, bend and stand for long periods of time

Able to follow instructions and communicate clearly

Must be able to follow all safety regulations

Attention to detail

Must be able to work in all types of weather


The apprentice will be subject to a drug screening and must have a valid drivers license.


Hours:

Flexible. Must be able to work within regular business hours of 7 am - 4 pm.

Location:

110 Western Maryland Parkway, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Rate of Pay:

$12.00/hr.

Contact:

To inquire about this position or to submit an application, please contact your school counselor.

Heavy Equipment Construction Apprentice

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W. F. Delauter & Son, Inc.

Job Description:

  • Scheduling, Change Order Management, Purchase Orders
  • Construction methods and construction processes
  • Basics of building GPS models from CADD systems and how to input onto the field equipment
  • Training in safety on the job site
  • Assisting in excavating duties and tasks
  • Equipment Assessment: Inspecting, Cleaning, Lubricating and Refilling equipment procedures and tasks.


Preferred Skills/Strengths:

  • Good work ethic
  • Intermediate math skills
  • Basic map reading skills
  • Interest in the construction industry
  • Interest in heavy equipment
  • Basic computer skills for communication
  • Able to follow instructions


Hours:

Flexible.

Location:

2 Creamery Way, Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Rate of Pay:

$12.00/hr.

Contact:

To inquire about this position or to submit an application, please contact your school counselor.

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GROUNDPERSON

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Asplundh Tree Expert, LLC

Due to safety requirements, Asplundh will only hire students that are 18. Students who are 17 and turning 18 in the next few months are invited to go ahead and apply and go through the interview process. They can secure the position for a later start date. At this time, students who are 17 and will turn 18 on or before October 31st may apply.


Job Description:

  • Gathers brush and feeds into wood chipper
  • Assists with setting up traffic control and facilitating flagging operation.
  • Assists the Foreperson with daily maintenance of truck, chipper and small tools assuring they are neat and clean
  • The Groundperson will learn how to use a chainsaw but not operate one until 200 hours of on-the-job training has been completed.

Preferred Skills/Strengths:

  • Ability to follow directions
  • Ability to take safety seriously
  • Enjoys working outdoors
  • Likes “hands on” experiences
  • Is punctual and dependable

*The student must have their own transportation as this position may require travel to work sites.

Hours:

They are willing to be flexible.

Location:

2 W. Potomac Parkway, Williamsport, MD 21795

Rate of Pay:

$12.00/hr.

Contact:

To inquire about this position or to submit an application, please contact your school counselor.

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