A new Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Apprentice program will begin this fall as a joint effort between Baltimore City Community College and Mayor's Office of Employment Development, Baltimore officials announced Wednesday.
The program was developed with the input of local businesses and organizations with interests in the energy sector, the Mayor's Office said in a statement.
The program has been approved by the Maryland Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation, allowing trainees to enter the work force after completing the roughly 605 hours of experience. Participants will accumulate their training hours through roughly three years, reaching journeyman status and earning an industry-standard certification issued by the National Center for Construction Education and Research.
Local businesses and organizations supporting the program include Veolia North America, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore City Public Schools, BGE, Baltimore City Department of Public Works, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Medicine, MedStar health, DLLR's Division of Labor and Industry, Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program, Sagamore Development, University of Maryland, University of Maryland Medical, and Under Armour.
BCCC is accepting applications for classes that begin Sept. 2. Call 410-986-3200 or email Pat Mikos at Pmikos@bccc.edu for more information.