TeamBuilders Academy and Public School System Prepare Students for Jobs

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

 WHAT:            

Prince George’s County high school students will be recognized for completing the Summer Young Adult Construction Career Training Program (SYACCTP) with a cookout celebration event.  

 

 WHEN:            

August 11 at  5 p.m. 

 

 WHERE:          

Westphalia Training Center 

9109 Westphalia Road 

Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 

 

 WHO:              

County high school students, Prince George’s Community College TeamBuilders Academy Instructors and Prince George’s County Public School officials  

 

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. The SYACCTP is an initiative targeting high school seniors enrolled in a construction related vocational program and interested in pursuing careers in construction trades.  TeamBuilders Academy is open to 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, 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, Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro and the Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu.   

 

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