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Apprenticeship

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a paid job where the apprentice is assigned a mentor and receives on-the-job training and educational training, paid for by the employer.

Apprenticeships typically last between one and four years, and upon completion the apprentice receives a nationally recognized occupational credential and/or college credits.

Apprenticeships are available in a wide variety of industries, from agriculture, to engineering, education, art, and trades.

 

Apprenticeship Core Components

  • Apprenticeships are employer driven
  • The employer assigns a mentor who provides on-the-job training to the apprentice
  • FCC provides related educational instruction
  • Apprentices receive scheduled wage increases congruent with increase in skill and experience
  • Apprentices earn academic credits and/or a nationally recognized credential

 

Benefits for Apprentices

 
Apprentices:
  • Are paid as a full-time employee of the company
  • Receive on-the-job training from an experienced mentor
  • Earn industry credentials, including national certification and/or academic credits
  • Receive structured increases in wages as they progress through the program
  • Graduate with little or no college debt, as the employer pays tuition cost

 

Benefits for Employers

 
Employers:
  • Train apprentices according to the company’s way of operating, tailoring apprentices’ education to meet the employer’s needs
  • Enjoy higher employee retention (91% of apprentices retain employment after the program ends)
  • Build depth in skilled workforce
  • Reduce/Eliminate recruiting expenses
  • Receive up to $1,000 in Maryland state tax credit for every apprentice hired

 

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Eligible to work in the USA (citizen or permanent resident)
  • Meet academic requirements for FCC admission
  • Some jobs may require a driver’s license

How to Apply

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Available Apprenticeships

FCC currently offers one apprenticeship program. Check back periodically for additional programs.

 
Emergency Management Specialist

The Registered Emergency Management Specialist Apprenticeship program is the first of its kind in Maryland, and only the second program in the nation. The three-year apprenticeship program includes 2,000 hours per year of on-the-job training, mentor support, 145 hours of college-level instruction, competencies assessment, and formal evaluations.

Learning expectations were constructed using the Building Blocks Model and include personal effectiveness competencies, academic competencies, workplace competencies, industry-wide technical competencies, and industry-sector (Maryland) technical competencies.

The apprenticeship program will combine academic courses with on-the-job training completed at the employer’s work site. The program is supported by the Emergency Management Associate of Applied Science offered by FCC. Apprentices will complete 27 credit-hours in emergency management-related topics at FCC or one of the participating Maryland higher education institutions. The program culminates in valued industry credentials, including college-level courses in emergency management and a Maryland Emergency Management Registered Apprentice Certification.

 
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Emergency Management Specialist Career Path

 

 

Emergency Management Specialist Application

 

 

Apprenticeship Frequently Asked Questions

 
  • What is an apprenticeship?
    An apprenticeship is a paid job where the apprentice is assigned a mentor and receives on-the-job training and educational training, paid for by the employer. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship program, the apprentice receives a nationally recognized occupational credential and/or college credits.

  • What apprenticeships are available at FCC?
    FCC currently offers one apprenticeship program, Emergency Management Specialist. Additional apprenticeship programs may be added in the future.

  • How long is an apprenticeship program?
    Apprenticeship programs typically last between one and four years.

  • How much does it cost to be an apprentice?
    There is no cost to the apprentice.

  • Do I earn a degree or certification?
    Yes, depending on the program.

  • Do I make money as an apprentice?
    Yes, an apprentice is a paid employee of the company.

  • How do I apply to be an apprentice?
    Submit online FCC occupation apprenticeship application.

  • Are the Apprenticeship programs only for those graduating High School or currently attending FCC?
    No, anyone age 18 or older can apply.

  • Who do I contact for more information?
    Contact the internship and apprenticeship coordinator Carla Milan.