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Prepare for a career with multiple companies including members of the Virgina, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives, such as Choptank Electric.


Median Hourly Earnings

1,028 Annual Job Openings projected through 2027
All wage and employment data is specific to the region and
taken from EMSI July 2023. Your starting salary may vary.
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We have partnered with IEC Chesapeake to offer an electrical apprenticeship program. During the day, apprentices work for local companies in the electrical field and earn while they learn via on-the-job training. Two evenings each week, apprentices are in class from September through May. To participate in these courses, each apprentice must be employed by a partnered company and have permission from the supervisor. 

If you have successfully taken our “Electrical Wiring Technician: Introduction” course and are interested in the IEC Apprenticeship program, please contact Dr. Rhonda W. Banks at or 410-334-2867.

For more information about the IEC Apprenticeship program and how to apply, please visit and contact Paula Bahler at or 301-317-5835 or Craig Mascaro at or 301-968-5084.

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The Powerline Worker Pre-Apprenticeship (PWPA) with CDL program is fully funded by the Maryland Works for Wind grant. We have partnered with the Virgina, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC). Acceptance into the program requires data and information upfront, during the grant, and up to six months after the program finishes.  

There are two parts to the program: A 13-week, full-time (M-F from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. including a one-hour lunch) PWPA program with an additional eight-week, full-time CDL course. Each applicant who moves forward after the final interview will be required to pass a background check and DOT drug screening. OSHA 10, First Aid/Medic and ATSSA (flag) certifications can be earned.  There is a PWPA graduation ceremony where family, friends and local co-ops/companies are invited to celebrate. In addition, the co-ops/businesses will be planning to hire graduates.

Information on how to apply will be posted by the VMDAEC and Wor-Wic. For program specific information, contact Dr. Rhonda W. Banks at or 410-334-2867. For application questions, contact Quality Staffing Services at 410-742-2600.


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