Sen. Ben Cardin Tours Westphalia Training Center

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Article by: Joe Clark,


Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) will meet with college senior leadership, speak to students and instructors and tour Prince George’s Community College at Westphalia Training Center.  


Sen. Ben Cardin  

Charlene M. Dukes, president, Prince George’s Community College  

Students who have completed skilled-trades training programs through the Workforce Development and Continuing Education program at Prince George’s Community College 


Tuesday, August 14 at 12 p.m. 


Westphalia Training Center 

9109 Westphalia Road 

Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 


Prince George’s Community College at Westphalia Training Center prepares residents of Prince George’s County to quickly reach their goal of obtaining licensure and certification credentials required for in-demand jobs. In its first year of operation, Westphalia Training Center has trained nearly 500 students. 

Operated by the college’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education area, the Westphalia Training Center features large classrooms, a computer lab and trade-related occupational training labs. The facility provides hands-on training in critical construction trade areas including residential, industrial and commercial construction; building maintenance engineer training; carpentry; electricity; residential wiring; heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC/R) certification; locksmithing; plumbing; and welding training. In addition, the center offers facility management, automotive technology, motorcycle repair, arborist, landscaping, gardening, beekeeping classes, and hair braiding instruction.   

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, 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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