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 support. This may include updating a resume, cover letter, receiving targeted coaching on navigating a workplace situation and self-advocacy.

Location

 8700 Georgia Avenue, Suite 500, Silver Spring, Maryland.

Contact

To find out if you are eligible for the program or to learn more, contact Kelsey Norton, Program Manager, knorton@layc-dc.org, or (202) 768-8017.


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

6200 Sheridan Street, Riverdale, Maryland. 

Contact

Roger Figueroa, Next Generation Program Manager, r.figueroa@layc-dc.org, (301) 779-2851 x 321.


Digital Pathways Program

Students participate in GED preparation classes while accommodating their different learning styles and student needs. The CASAS test is given to assess students’ academic readiness. As students demonstrate preparedness, our educational team guides them through each step of the test process.  Additionally, students receive integrated education and workforce training that prepares them for careers in Business Administration and Information Technology. Students must be between ages 18 and 29.

Location

Kaplan Building, 1419 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC. 

Contact

Evelyne Alex, Digital Pathways Program, evelyne@layc-dc.org, (202)-319-0426.