Job Training Program Opens New Career Path for Unemployed(2)

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

 LARGO, Md.—TeamBuilders Academy at Prince George’s Community College, a cohort-based accelerated adult career training program, celebrates student success at a completion ceremony December 5, 5-7 p.m., Largo Student Center, Community Room B. Participants received workforce skill training in telecommunications, hospitality and tourism, automotive and construction trades. 

“TeamBuilders Academy provides industry specific training and job-readiness related soft skills training to unemployed Prince George’s County residents” said Thomisha Duru, program director, TeamBuilders Academy. “The Fall 2012 cohort consists of skilled individuals who are well prepared to excel in any job opportunity,” added Duru. 

Participants completed 14 weeks of study and are prepared to obtain professional credentials and industry-specific certifications which are directly aligned with local employment opportunities. 

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, 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, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m.   

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