LARGO, Md.—Energy company executive Roy Dunbar shares how his business creates on-the-job green energy and construction career learning experiences for area students, particularly those from the TeamBuilders Academy at Prince George’s Community College. Sustainable Star, where Dunbar is chairman, has placed students from the college as interns and apprentices since summer 2010. The partnership is one of many collaborations the instiitution has developed with the business community.
“Developing job opportunities for students and providing more energy-efficient housing to county residents is a win-win for Prince George’s Community College and our company,” said Dunbar.
TeamBuilders Academy began in April 2009 and was inspired by former Prince George’s County Council member Tony Knotts who recognized a need for a specialized job training program to support his community. TeamBuilders Academy is now open to all eligible adult residents of Prince George’s County who are chronically unemployed and eager to enter the workforce but need training, guidance and assistance to establish a solid career path.
For more information on TeamBuilders Academy, or workforce development and continuing education programs at Prince George's Community College, call 301-322-0964.
Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu.
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