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Summer Job Training Program Targets High School Students

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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, hosts the second annual Summer Workforce Training Program, July 5, Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. Ten high-school students, selected to participate by the TeamBuilders Academy and Prince George's County Public Schools, will learn construction trade skills during the four-week summer program.  

“The TeamBuilders Academy remains committed to developing relationships within the business community that improve the training experience we provide,” said Thomisha Duru, program director, TeamBuilders Academy.  “In the spring, the academy received a donation of 21 tool belts valued at $325.00 from Lowe’s in Largo. We will continue to seek out similar corporate sponsorships,” she added. 

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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