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Brennan Pinder, a North Caroline High School senior, recently signed Caroline’s fourth Youth Apprenticeship contract with Noah Lyden, President and CEO of Lywood Electric in Federalsburg’s Industrial Park.

Brennan recently completed the Construction Technology program with teacher Dennis Hall at the Caroline Career and Technology Center (CCTC). The apprenticeship will expand on Brennan’s current knowledge and provide on-the-job training in the business world.

To finalize the apprenticeship agreement, a signing ceremony was held at Lywood Electric. Brennan, his mother Shannon and stepfather Matthew Hannawald, Lywood President/CEO Noah Lyden and Human Resource Manager Chip Williams, and Caroline County Public Schools Superintendent Derek Simmons, Assistant Superintendent Tara Downes, and Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator Eric Cook were in attendance to sign the documents.

Mr. Lyden stated, “Lywood Electric is proud to partner with Caroline County Public Schools and Maryland’s Youth Apprenticeship program to help train the next generation of skilled professionals.  Brennan’s success in this program will provide him with the practical skills needed in the electrical trade and start him on a path for a stable, meaningful and rewarding career.”

“Youth apprenticeships are a productive way for high school students to gain real-world experience and explore career paths while earning a paycheck,” Dr. Simmons said. “We are greatly appreciative of the opportunity Lywood Electric is providing Brennan.” 

Lywood Electric, in business since 1976, is located in the Frank Adams Industrial Park in Federalsburg.

More information about the Youth Apprenticeship Program may be found on the Caroline Career & Technology Center website. Local businesses interested in partnering with Youth Apprenticeship or students interested in the program should contact Eric Cook,

All event photos may be viewed on the Caroline Flickr page.