The Montgomery County Workforce Programs offer job readiness training, GED, and career exploration services to out-of-school, disconnected youth who are not in school or engaged in employment.

Our Prince George’s County Workforce Program offer job skills and life skills training, paid internships, job placement services, GED preparation, one-on-one tutoring, case management, and support services for out-of-school youth ages 16-24.


Montgomery County Workforce Programs

Workforce Mmontgomery CountyOur workforce programs in Montgomery County primarily serve out-of-school, unemployed, and disconnected youth.

Participants have access to the following workshops and classes.

Training, Certifications, and Internships (TCI)

Our Montgomery County services offer training, certifications, and internships in eight-week cohorts to out-of-school youth. These career exploration opportunities immerse youth in hands-on experiences based on their career interests. Training opportunities may include workplace safety, entrepreneurship, leadership, construction and maintenance, CPR, OSHA, and Microsoft Office. Internships are available with partner businesses including government offices, hospitals, community organizations, educational institutions, and the service sector.

Job Placement and Retention Support

Participants of our Montgomery County workforce programs receive job placement and follow-up supports. This may include updating a resume, cover letter, receiving targeted coaching on navigating a workplace situation and self-advocacy.

Location

Montgomery County: 8700 Georgia Avenue, Suite 500, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.

Contact

To find out if you are eligible for the program or to learn more, contact Kyle Machicado, Case Manager, kyle@layc-dc.org, or (301) 495-0441 ext. 225.


Prince George’s County Workforce Program

The Prince George’s County Workforce Program offers job skills and life skills training, paid internships, job placement services, GED preparation, one-on-one tutoring, case management, and support services for out-of-school youth ages 16-24.

Youth without a high school diploma have the opportunity to take GED classes to prepare them for taking the exam. These classes focus on writing, reading, social studies, science, and math. Academic tutoring is also provided as needed. If a participant wishes to continue with school, the GED Instructor will help him/her identify and apply to an appropriate post-secondary academic program and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). MMYC’s classes are held at our Riverdale office.

Alongside the GED classes, students receive job readiness training in preparation to enter the workforce, as well as assistance searching for employment.

The job readiness training curriculum covers:

  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Interviewing skills
  • Career exploration and planning
  • Goal setting
  • Life skills
  • Time management
  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Self-esteem
Location

Riverdale, MD: 6200 Sheridan Street, Riverdale, MD 20737

Contact

Kristen Patterson, Program Manager, kristeng@layc-dc.org, (301) 431-3121 ext. 133.