Workforce Training & Education

Below are organizations offering Workforce Training & Education.

Career & Technical Education, Charles County Public Schools

Charles County Public Schools has Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways in all 10 Career Clusters. Every CTE pathway works to have graduates gain industry certification and/or college credits. If you are interested in gaining an intern or apprentice from one of our pathways, please contact Rebecca Pearson,, Director of Career and Technical Education.

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College of Southern Maryland

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is proud to be a valuable partner and resource to the companies, organizations, and industries that call the area home. The college plays a vital role in helping meet the demand for skilled, capable, and knowledgeable talent in a wide variety of fields and in strengthening the economic vitality of a diverse and changing region. Founded in 1958, CSM offers a high-quality, affordable education, with both academic credit programs and non-credit courses and programs in workforce development and continuing education. The WorkForce Center at CSM develops customized training solutions to fit any size employer while maximizing business potential.

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Departments of Social Services (DSS)

The Departments of Social Services (DSS) in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties work with eligible county residents to develop and promote job skills and employment preparation for a wide range of unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled job-seekers. As part of these efforts, the DSS’ are actively seeking opportunities for customers to participate in internship positions in local businesses. Internships may be paid (by DSS) or unpaid and the DSS’ will provide ongoing coaching and support to the interns.

Charles County DSS
Shannon Hunter

Calvert County DSS
Wendy Tonic

St. Mary’s County DSS
Kelly Kantz

Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

DORS helps Maryland businesses recruit and keep qualified, valuable employees and serves as a resource on disability and employment matters.

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Maryland Department of Labor

The Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning (DWDAL) coordinates Maryland’s workforce programs ensuring that businesses have skilled employees needed to be competitive in today’s global, state, and local economies. Whether the economy is weak or strong, the Division of Workforce Development & Adult Learning offers no-cost, solutions-based services across the business cycle.

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St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development

St Mary’s County’s Department of Economic Development is tasked with growing the economy in St. Mary’s County. We do this through business recruitment and retention efforts, assisting start-up companies, creating an environment and ecosystem of innovation, and focusing on target industries that are established and can grow in St. Mary’s County. We have a small talented staff of professionals who aggressively approach the tasks and initiatives needed to make progress in creating better opportunities for our residents and businesses.

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The Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland

The Tri-County Council for SOMD & SOMD JobSource provides access to training grants, recruitment support, and skilled local talent to regional businesses. Talent includes adult, summer and youth interns.

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“I cannot thank the Tri-County Council for Southern MD enough for providing funding for 40 regional members of the MVF to take an advanced vehicle rescue class that was in dire need. The process was seamless, and we now have a highly skilled Rescue team in SOMD.”

Tyler Burroughs, Training Captain at MVF

“We have been so blessed and thankful for the support, we as an organization, have received from
Southern Maryland’s Tri-County Council. Thank you so much!”

Jenny Roberson, Executive Director HR of MRW Lawn’s, Inc.

“The Tri-County Council for Southern MD has been a tremendous help over the past 6+ years helping us find the candidates we need to hire and setting up the interviews holding recruitments for us. Thank you for all your hard work.”

Mike Latham, Owner of Mike’s Works

“Energy Select, LLC is happy to have the partnership with the Tri-County Council. Thank you for your help with our recruitment efforts and funding assistance our employee, Christian Peck, to take the Fundamentals of Electrical Work course which was vital for our business to perform the necessary work needed.”

Victoria Mason, Admin Assistant at Energy Select, LLC