Submitted by AAWDC on Thu, 03/18/2021 - 9:25am

Start, transition, or advance your career now!  Whether you are unemployed and looking for your next career move, employed but looking to advance to a higher-paying career, or facing challenges returning to your current job we can help!

Career Restart

Go through a series of activities that will inspire and guide you to your perfect career! Develop your customized career plan and strategies for its implementation.  You will also connect with your personal career coach and connect to no-cost training, and find your next job opportunity.  We will also help you identify any obstacles you might face that could prevent you from participating in services or being successful in your new job and create a plan to overcome those obstacles.  Supportive services and financial assistance are available to help ensure you are successful in your journey.  Successful completers will get a stipend.

Let our coaches help you be successful and land your perfect job.  Fill out our intake form to get started.


Skills Training and Industry Certification

Did you know you can get the skills, licenses, and/or certifications needed to start your career?  Our training fund will cover the cost of short-term classes that prepare you for an in-demand career.  Our trainings include but are not limited to:

  • Healthcare: Certified Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Nursing Assistant (CNA/GNA), Certified Medical Admin Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding, Certified Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Patient Care Technician, Dental Assistant
  • IT/Cybersecurity - IT Support Specialist, Software Developer/Web Developer, Network Support Technician, Cybersecurity Analyst, AV Specialist/AV Engineer, System Administrator, Data Specialist
  • Transportation - CDL-A, CDL-B, CMV License, Diesel Mechanic
  • Construction - Electrician, Plumber, HVAC Technician, Carpenter, Heavy Truck Driver, Sheet Metal Worker
  • Hospitality - Cook, Guestroom Attendant, Certified Guest Service Specialist, Loss Prevention Specialist, Front Desk

There are many options, explore all of them with our staff today.  Complete our intake form to get started.


Improve Your Computer Skills

Did you know that Microsoft Office skills and the most in-demand skills by employers in our region?  Prepare for your next career move and land your next job quicker by getting the skills that employers are looking for.  This training will cover Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Publisher.  All classes are online, if you don't have a computer we have assistance available to help. Your first step to connect to training is to complete our intake form.


Childcare Assistance

If you cannot return to work, cannot fully work, or cannot participate in workforce services due to childcare costs we can help!  We are providing childcare assistance for low-income parents with kids, both school-aged and younger, to help our residents obtain a new job and/or maintain current employment.  You must be eligible for workforce development services to qualify for assistance.  The eligibility criteria include Anne Arundel County resident, eligible to work in the US, employment status, and income limitations.  Assistance will be provided in the amount of up to $250 per week per child depending on childcare costs.  You will have to verify your employment status or be actively participating in workforce services to qualify.  Start by completing our intake form here.


Impacted Workers Support Fund

The Impacted Workers Support Fund was launched by Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation in partnership with Anne Arundel County to provide financial assistance to those Anne Arundel County residents whose employment was affected by the additional restrictions put in place since November 2020.  Qualified county residents who were working in an industry that was impacted by new restrictions or lost their job due to the impact of increased COVID-19 cases on or after November 1st, may receive $500 financial support through this new fund. Learn more and apply here.


Online Workshops and Hiring Events

Every week we have online workshops that can help you prepare for your future career.  Topics range from creating a LinkedIn profile to budgeting and money management to interviewing online and much more.  Explore all of our upcoming events by clicking here.


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