The State Apprenticeship and Training Fund (Fund) law provides that
contractors and certain subcontractors performing work on certain public work contracts are required to
make contributions toward apprenticeship. See §17-601 through 17-606, State Finance and Procurement,
Annotated Code of Maryland. Contractors and subcontractors have three options where they can choose to
make their contributions: (1) participate in a registered apprenticeship training
program; (2) contribute to an organization that has a registered apprenticeship training program; or (3)
contribute to the State Apprenticeship and Training Fund.
IMPORTANT: Please note that the obligations under this law became effective on JULY 1, 2013. This law requires that contractors
and certain subcontractors make contributions toward apprenticeship and report those contributions on their certified payroll records that they
submit pursuant to the prevailing wage law. Please see the Forms section below for a Apprenticeship and Training Fund form to track your required
contributions. This form should be included with your contribution to your sponsor program.
The Department is offering outreach seminars to any interested parties including
contractors, trade associations, and any other stakeholders. Please contact the Department at
or (410) 767-2968 for seminar times and locations. In addition, information regarding this law will
be provided at pre-construction meetings for projects covered by the Prevailing Wage law.
17-601 through 17-606, State Finance and Procurement, Annotated Code of Maryland
Code of Maryland Regulations 21.11.12 - Socioeconomic Policies
State Apprenticeship Training Fund Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Training Fund Form
For additional information, contact:
Division of Labor and Industry
Maryland Apprenticeship and Training
1100 North Eutaw Street, Room 607
Baltimore, Maryland 21201