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Core Components of an Apprenticeship


handshake Employer Involvement. Apprenticeships are employer driven.
Two Humans On-the-Job Training. Employers assign a mentor/journeyman who provides on-the-job training to the apprentice.
Instruction Related Academic Instruction. Frederick Community College (FCC) provides educational instruction.
Rewards Structured Rewards. Apprentices receive scheduled wage increases congruent with increased skills and experience.
Credentials Nationally Recognized Credentials. Apprentices earn academic credits and/or a nationally recognized credential and a degree or certificate.


Employer Benefits


Frederick Community College Apprenticeship programs are created in consultation and collaboration with industry specific business and organizations.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor:

  • 91% of apprentices remain on the job one year after employment.
  • Apprentices report high levels of motivation, satisfaction, and loyalty.
  • For every dollar spent on apprenticeships, U.S. employers get $1.47 back in increased productivity.
    (Source: Maryland Department of Labor)

The state of Maryland offers businesses valuable support to build a reliable pipeline of qualified workers by offering generous tax credits and financial incentives.


Employers Key Benefits for Employers:
  • Customized training
  • Higher employee retention
  • Systematic approach to training
  • Structured development & preparation of their skilled future workforce
  • Tax incentives


Grants & Tax Incentives


The Maryland Business Works program pays up to 50% of your eligible training costs, up to $4,500 per apprentice and $40,000 per company, per program year, if eligible. Depending on availability, the Apprenticeship Innovation Fund offers businesses grants of up to $50,000 for innovative apprenticeship solutions.

Registered Apprenticeship Tax Credit:

  • Eligibility
    (Note: This link is only available during tax credit time frame)
  • Application Form 
    Note: The Maryland Tax Credit webpages are removed temporarily when the tax credit time frame is not open.

Explore tax incentives for your business:


Hire an Apprentice


If you are interested in becoming a Registered Apprentice Employer, please submit the Employer Interest form below.

We can connect you with students who have shown interest in your industry or work with you to have an existing employee participate in the program.


Employer Interest Form