The Gear Up Maryland Experience
We develop mechanical and teambuilding skills to support workforce development in Maryland.
Our curriculum, instruction, and practices are driven by our core values that include responsibility, humility, integrity, discipline, and self-awareness.
Gear Up Maryland seeks to empower students, helping them to shift from being passive consumers of information and products to active creators and innovators.
We reinvent both ‘what’ is taught and ‘how’ it is taught to effectively help students build core values and learn the skills that will create a foundation for success in their careers and in life.
Percentage of graduates with student loan debt
Unemployment rate for people without a high school degree
Average salary for an Automotive Technician
Number of vocational students who found first long-term job within a month of finishing their studies
Making a Difference
Read what our students, teachers, and parents are saying about Gear Up Maryland and its CEO, Wayne Nicolette.
Featured Impact Story
Gear Up Maryland’s student Bergen talks about her experience in Wayne’s classroom. Check out this video to hear about her passion for go-karts and desire to have more classes like this in her public school.