Five Calvert County Public School seniors who recently graduated from high school also graduated as Pre-Apprenticeship Electrical Helpers from the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Regional Hughesville Campus Center for Trades and Energy Training June 14. The students’ accomplishments were a result of their hard work and a partnership between CSM, Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) and the Independent Electrical Contractors Chesapeake (IEC). CSM and IEC collaborated last year to pilot a 200-hour electrical trade job readiness program that would connect skilled students for in-demand and high-paying electrical trade careers. In 2021, 12 Charles County high school seniors finished the program, entered the work force and were given the opportunity to begin their full apprenticeships. Finishing their CSM Pre-Apprentice Electrical Helper 1 and 2 certifications were CCPS Career and Technology Academy graduates Nicholas A. Carentz; Jordan B. Harless, Jason C. Harrington, Steven E. Jackson, and Kyle Wilcox. The five started the program in February 2021 and were given classroom instruction and hands-on training in a program that will serve as an on-ramp to their careers. The graduates completed the course with industry-certified credentials and will receive support from IEC Chesapeake to secure employment over the summer. Once employed, students are […]
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