Largo, MD - Yesterday, over 150 Prince George's County residents met with County resource providers to gain access to free occupational skills training and job search assistance at the 'Workforce & Training Round-Up'. Organized by the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation's (EDC) Workforce Services Division in partnership the Prince George's County Workforce Development Board, the event served to connect County job seekers with the resources they need to be successful in their job searches. EDC President and CEO, Jim Coleman, was extremely pleased with the outcome of the event.
"Connecting job seekers to the resources they need to be successful is what we're all about," said Coleman. "I'm really proud of the work that Walter Simmons and our Workforce Services Division do every day to ensure that our residents are given every opportunity to become gainfully employed. It's not easy to find a job but we have the tools and staff that can make the process not only easier but successful!"
The Prince George's County Public Workforce System offers free occupational skills training and assistance for eligible residents. Yesterday's round-up was an opportunity for local service providers in the IT, Hospitality, Healthcare, Administrative, Construction, Security, Transportation, Cyber Security and Culinary industries to talk with the job seekers about the various free trainings that are available for their use. The trainings not only enhance the skillsets of job seekers but they also help them get noticed by potential employers. Jordan Zavislak, Enrollment Advisor at the UMBC Training Centers remarked about the effectiveness of yesterday's round-up.
"Today's event has been fantastic for us," said Zavislak. "We met a lot of potential students with a diverse age and work experience range who would benefit from the type of training we have, who otherwise may not have heard from us."
The EDC's Workforce Services Division Director, Walter Simmons, was also very happy with the turnout of the event.
"We are here to make sure that anyone seeking a job can find one," said Simmons. "We would not be able to do so without our great resource partners who showed up in great numbers and are excited to be of service. The Workforce Services Division is proud to continue our partnership with the resource providers which has proven to be a benefit to job seekers in the County."
To learn more about the services offered by the EDC Workforce Services Division and industry service providers, please contact the Prince George's One-Stop Career Center at (301) 618-8425 or visit at 1801 McCormick Drive, Suite 120 in Largo, MD 20774.