• Corporate Announcement

An education, community, and career

At M.C. Dean, skilled craft colleagues are the backbone of our organization. We’ve developed and employed thousands of electricians, technicians, and other craftspeople since 1949, and many have advanced to leadership positions in the firm. Currently, M.C. Dean employs over 600 apprentices.

An M.C. Dean technician and an apprentice work together in a customer facility.

No experience? No worries!  Every year, hundreds of people begin their careers through M.C. Dean’s apprenticeship program. Our apprentices come from diverse backgrounds but have the same objectives:

  • Receiving a quality education through a combination of on the job learning and classroom training, and earning valuable certifications
  • Building a life-long, reliable career working on some of the world’s most complex and state-of-the-art projects
  • Establishing themselves in a proud, essential trade that builds the foundations of our society

We support these objectives through our four-year apprentice programs, featuring 288 hours of classroom instruction and 8,000 hours of on-the-job learning, competitive benefits and wages matching your level of experience, and a clear path towards establishing yourself as a valuable team member.

Get started

Applying for an apprenticeship with M.C. Dean is easy as 1,2,3:

  1. Go to MCDean.com/careers
  2. Search “Apprentice” in the keyword window.
  3. Find an opportunity close to you and apply!

Successful applicants must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or GED, have a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation and be physically able to perform work in the electrical trade.

Fostering success in our communities

M.C. Dean and the M.C. Dean Foundation support educational programs, vocational training, and apprenticeship organizations that enable access to rewarding careers for underrepresented and economically-disadvantaged communities.  Each year, graduates from these programs take their first steps in the professional world with our company.

Students in a D.C. Construction Trades Foundation classroom

Some of the organizations we work with include:

  • D.C. Students Construction Trades Foundation
  • Washington, D.C. Apprenticeship Council
  • Washington, D.C. Workforce Investment Council
  • Virginia Apprenticeship Council
  • Florida Electrical Apprenticeship & Training
  • Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC)
    • ABC Greater Baltimore
    • ABC Chesapeake Shores
    • ABC Cumberland Valley (MD)
    • ABC Virginia
    • ABC of The Carolinas
    • ABC Florida Gulf Coast
    • ABC Florida East Coast
    • ABC Tennessee
    • ABC Alabama (North Alabama Craft Training Foundation)
    • ABC TEXO (Dallas, TX)
  • Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC)
    • IEC Chesapeake (MD)
    • IEC Atlanta GA
    • IEC Florida West Coast Chapter
    • IEC Fort Worth/Tarrant County
    • IEC Centex (Austin, TX)