Learn, Earn, and Return

What We Do

The Gear Up Maryland Experience

We develop mechanical and teambuilding skills to support workforce development in Maryland.

Values of Learning

Our curriculum, instruction, and practices are driven by our core values that include responsibility, humility, integrity, discipline, and self-awareness.

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Education Enrichment

Gear Up Maryland seeks to empower students, helping them to shift from being passive consumers of information and products to active creators and innovators.

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Career Readiness

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.

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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.

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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.

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