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 will become effective on
JULY 1, 2013. This law will require 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.
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 -
State Apprenticeship Training Fund Frequently
Asked Questions (FAQs)
For additional information, contact:
Division of Labor and Industry
Maryland Apprenticeship and Training
1100 North Eutaw Street, Room 607
Baltimore, Maryland 21201