There are a lot of opportunities out there and we want to help you find the right one! WorkSource Montgomery American Job Centers’ expert staff and H.I.R.E. Specialists can share proven tips on how to achieve success in your job search. We can provide knowledge on the types of jobs that are growing and sustainable, how to prepare for them, and connections and events to help you obtain them. A first step in achieving success is to register with the Maryland Workforce Exchange so you can connect with employers and job opportunities as well as register for upcoming employment fairs, recruitment and hiring events.
WorkSource Montgomery has created a Green Construction Pre-Apprenticeship program in partnership with Montgomery College. Participants will learn hands-on industry standard construction skills focused on sustainable building practices. Sustainable or “green” construction is a growing segment in the larger skilled craft trades industry. Efforts by local, state, and federal government are underway to decrease the carbon footprint making the skills that will be taught in this program highly marketable and thus offers those who complete the program long-term career options.
Graduates of the 10-week program will get an industry-recognized, DOL-approved certification from Home Builders Institute (HBI), the workforce development arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
The program is FREE of charge and is expected to start on March 14, 2022. Participants will receive their training at Montgomery College’s Guldelsky Center located at the Rockville Campus. CLICK HERE to download our informational flyer.
For more information or to sign-up, please contact James LeBlanc at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is SkillUp® Mongtomery?
SkillUp® Montgomery is a virtual career services program made available by WorkSource Montgomery and Montgomery County for all MoCo residents through the Metrix Learning® platform. SkillUp® Montgomery offers FREE and UNLIMITED access to more than 5,000 high-quality online training courses for 180 days (6 months). Through SkillUp® Montgomery, the Metrix online learning platform provides unlimited access to the same training courses by the majority of Fortune 500 companies.
Whether you are looking for a new job due to recent unemployment, looking to change careers or transition into a different industry, or looking to enhance/upgrade your skills, our SkillUp® Montgomery initiative can help you take charge of your future and prepare you!
How Do I Sign Up?
The Helping Individuals Reach Employment (H.I.R.E) Program was launched by WorkSource Montgomery in 2018 to better serve job seekers in their communities. We understand that there are various needs and barriers to reach sustainable employment and not every job seeker can access our American Job Centers in Wheaton and Germantown, so we offer H.I.R.E. (pop-up) services in various Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) locations and communities to broaden our reach and raise awareness of WSM’s mission.
H.I.R.E. services do not require an appointment – walk-ins are always welcome. During an initial meeting, a career specialist works with customers one-on-one to identify their immediate employment needs, eligibility for federal assistance, and barriers to employment. If a customer’s need requires attention beyond one session or appointment, they are introduced to other WSM services or referred to one of our workforce partners.
Services vary depending on the employment needs of the immediate community. Specialists are expertly trained to work with customers of varying backgrounds, understand industry workforce trends, and know what skills are in demand so that they can tailor services offered depending on the location.
In general, H.I.R.E. services include:
H.I.R.E. Locations & Schedule*
*As of May 2020, our H.I.R.E. services are being offered virtually every Monday morning in partnership with Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL). To sign up for a session with our career expert visit MCPL’s Virtual Events Calendar and look for “HIRE – Virtual” on Mondays.
My Next Move is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, and developed by the National Center for O*NET Development. Job seekers can get helpful information about hundreds of types of careers and industries. The site includes videos about the various career types and can help to match a job seeker’s interests with the types of careers that may make for a good fit.
Use this helpful Career Coach from Montgomery College to assess your skills and to read about education options that align with your career path.
Use this tool to access information about the American Job Center network, find career assessments, and job center locations across the United States.
American Job Center Calendar
Find our most recent workshop and event calendar available to download below: