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TeamBuilders Academy and Public School System Prepare Students

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Article by: Prince George’s County high school students complete construction job training at PGCC

WHO:            

Prince George’s County high school students and school officials; instructors of TeamBuilders Academy at Prince George’s Community College

WHAT:          

Ten Prince George’s County public high school students will be recognized for completing the TeamBuilders Academy Summer Workforce Training Program.  Each participant learned construction trade skills during the four-week summer program.

WHEN:          

August 6 at 5 p.m.

WHERE:        

Westphalia Training Center

9109 Westphalia Road

Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

TeamBuilders Academy, a cohort-based accelerated adult career training program, began in April 2009 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 the TeamBuilders Academy or the college’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education program, visit www.pgcc.edu or call 301-336-6000.

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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