Under the guidance of the Prince George’s County Local Workforce Development Board, the American Job Center Community Network launched its inaugural Industry Bridge Program in 2017. Industry Bridge Programs are comprehensive workforce programs that align Workforce Services, Adult Education, and Occupational Skills Training to meet the workforce needs of specific In-Demand Industries in the DC Metropolitan Area.
By creating a singular focus on a specific industry sector, it allows the Board and the Community Network the ability to customize programming for Prince George’s County residents to meet the immediate needs of local businesses. Graduates of Industry Bridge Programs are in high demand due to their knowledge of the industry, industry specific skills and qualifications, and industry recognized credentials – which is what employer’s desire.
Industry Bridge Programs are led by Business Advisory Councils, comprised of Business Leaders in the DC Metropolitan Area that ensures each program is aligned with current industry trends and produces job seekers who can immediately contribute and be productive on the job.
Ready to jump start your career? Register for an Employ Prince George’s Industry Bridge Program TODAY! The Industry Bridge Programs are the DMV’s premier sector-based programs designed to provide eligible job seekers with the FREE training and assistance to gain employment in the Region’s most in-demand industries!
Construction Works Program (CWP)
Do you want a career in the Construction Industry? Could you see yourself as a:
• Truck Driver
• Commercial Painter
• Heavy Equipment Operator
• Highway Maintenance/Repair Worker
If you believe any of those careers are your next step, the Prince George’s County Construction Works Program (CWP) is Maryland’s premier industry bridge program designed to train eligible Prince George’s County residents for careers in the Highway and Capital Transit Construction Industry. CWP provides eligible residents with FREE industry certified training, one-on-one career counseling, job placement assistance basic skills training, and supportive services to help you achieve your career goals. If you are interested in enrolling in the Construction Works Program or would like more information email Tina Foster firstname.lastname@example.org or call the American Job Center Largo at (301) 618-8445.
Education Partnership for IT Careers (EPIC)
IT careers are experiencing substantial growth! Would you like to be part of that growth? Get the tech training and certification through FREE classes in the Educational Partnership for IT Careers (EPIC) program for Prince George’s County residents to prepare for the industry-recognized CompTIA A+ Certification and your career as a computer support specialist. Other IT careers you could pursue with EPIC training include:
- IT Support Specialist
- Help Desk Technician
- Desktop Support Specialist
- PC and Hardware Repair
- Network Administration
- Information Security
If you are interested in enrolling in the EPIC program or would like more information, call us at (301) 618-8445 or complete an interest form at https://byteback.org/epic/.
Hospitality and Accommodation Institute (HAI)
Are you interested in a career in the Hospitality, Retail, Customer Services or Food & Beverage industries? Do you want to be part of one of the most in-demand and consistent industries in the DC Metropolitan Area? If so, the Employ Prince George’s Hospitality & Accommodation Institute can help you reach your career goals! Examples of careers in the industry include:
- Cook & Sous Chef
- Customer Service Representative
- Hotel Administrator
- Guest Service Professional
- Restaurant Supervisor
- Retail Supervisor
Capital Area Healthcare Alliance (CAHA)
Are you interested in a career in the Healthcare Industry? Do you want to be a part of one of the highest paying, fastest growing and most in-demand industries in the United States? If so, the Capital Area Healthcare Alliance offers programs that can help you reach your career goals! Examples of careers in the industry include:
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA)
- Medial Administrative Assistant
- Medical Billing & Coding
- Pharmacy Technician
- Registered Medical Assistant