Prince George's Community College Celebrates the TeamBuilders Academy Fall Graduates

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Article by: Courtney Davis

For Immediate Release

Courtney Davis
Prince George's Community College


Prince George's Community College Celebrates
the TeamBuilders Academy Fall Graduates


LARGO, Md. (December 12, 2017) - Prince George's Community College (PGCC) will host the TeamBuilders Academy's (TBA) Fall 2017 Completion Ceremony "Knowing Your Worth," on Thursday, December 14 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the main campus in Largo. The event will celebrate 18 students who have successfully completed TBA's occupational trade-related technical skills training. Guest speakers for the evening ceremony include MCN Build, Inc.'s preconstruction manager, Rick Munford, and NBC4's Prince George's County bureau chief, Tracee Wilkins.

"We are thrilled to have Ms. Wilkins as our MC for the evening, in an effort to highlight the college's commitment to Workforce Development for Prince George's County residents," said John Deadwyler, the program coordinator for TeamBuilders Academy. "Also having Mr. Munford as our keynote speaker provides "real world" validation of the certification training needed to successfully navigate the evolving employment landscape."

TeamBuilders Academy is a Prince George's Community College Workforce Development program, offering cohort-based accelerated adult career training. Its mission is to provide job readiness-related soft skills training combined with occupational trade-related technical skills training. In fiscal year 2017, 97 percent of the academy's trainees completed the program and 64 percent were paired with local employers.

This semester's cohort include trainees from the administrative services, construction, and information technology tracks. The Completion Ceremony is an opportunity for staff, family members, and the community to acknowledge the trainees' significant achievement. Mr. Deadwyler added, "TBA has cleared the path for many of our students who recognize the need to retool and reimagine new career pathways for personal and professional growth." 
Since its inception, TBA has developed partnerships with Washington Gas, Clark Construction, Prince George's Community College, Prince George's County Public Schools, Cropp Metcalfe, Southern Management, Pohanka Automotive, and AYT Automotive.

About Prince George's Community College
Named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security (2015-2020), Prince George's Community College (PGCC) provides high-quality education and training for the progressive and career-oriented residents of Prince George's County. From new high school graduates and career seekers to more seasoned professionals and senior citizens looking to enhance their skillsets, PGCC is comprised of students who represent a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and goals. Serving nearly 40,000 individuals annually, the college is the first choice for higher education for residents of Prince George's County. Collaborative partnerships, responsive degree and training programs, and a commitment to student success enables PGCC to address diverse education and workforce development demands. For more information, visit the college website at Prince George's Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (267-284-5000); The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.