The following training resources assist job seekers in getting the skills they need to meet labor market demands.
- Individual Training Account (ITA)
Training is supported by federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds and approved only for schools that appear on the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation’s (DLLR) eligible training provider list. Examples of ITA training include skills training in a college class setting and online instruction.
- Customized Training
Employer-driven approach that provides training for job seekers that with little or no skills in a specific industry. An alternative strategy for businesses to obtain and hire skilled workers into hard-to-fill or newly created positions.
- On the Job Training
OJT provides an incentive to employers to hire individuals and invest in their skill development. Job seekers receive paid training by an employer while engaged in productive work that provides knowledge or skills essential to the performance of the job.
Apprenticeship is a voluntary, industry-driven program which is sponsored by an employer, employer associations, or jointly by management and labor. An apprentice receives supervised, structured on-the-job training combined with related instruction (at a community college) in a specific occupation. Interested job seekers may attend an Apprenticeship Information Seminar that provides information on available apprenticeships which may lead to career opportunities. Apprenticeships are located around the State of Maryland and appear on the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation’s (DLLR) Maryland Apprenticeship locator.
- Digital Learning Labs
The Digital Learning Labs offer computer courseware which covers Microsoft application software tutorials as well as the IC3 courseware and certification. The IC3 certification provides an internationally recognized credential that increases a job seeker’s technical knowledge and skills.
- General Educational Development (GED)
On-site classes offered by Baltimore City Community College to assist adults obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for GED passage to increase chances of finding employment.