Workforce Training

Strategically aligned with target industries, workforce training builds practical skills immediately applicable to our economy. Local businesses benefit from a winning combination of talent, business support, and skills programs delivering value.

Science, Math, Technology and Engineering Training

The presence of Naval Support Center Indian Head—and proximity to all major federal and military installations within a 40 mile radius—speaks to the value of scientific and technological capabilities within our workforce. In direct response to the need for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) capabilities, our public schools offer first-rate career and technology education.

 The College of Southern Maryland’ s Institute for STEM teaches tomorrow’s skills today.

The Velocity Center at Indian Head, a 15,000-plus-square foot development project aligned with base initiatives, will lend workforce training support to federal contractors and technology firms alike.

Trades Training

CSM’s Trades and Energy Training Facility ensures a steady pipeline of workers in trades like HVAC, welding, plumbing, electrical, and carpentry.

Business Training

Versatility adds value to companies large and small. Thus, the
 Small Business Development Center hosts workshops honing skills in many areas.

The Maryland Workforce Exchange  and Southern Maryland JobSource help businesses stay productive. They match employers with qualified candidates, train incumbent workers and help businesses with employment issues. View our latest Hot Jobs in Charles County list from Southern Maryland JobSource.

The Workforce Center  at CSM crafts custom solutions to area businesses in a variety of industries.


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“Charles County is a great central location for us to have access to all of our customers. We do business with NSWC Carderock, Naval Research Laboratory, NAWCAD Patuxent River, NSWC Dahlgren, and Indian Head Naval Support Facility, to name a few.”

Scott Decker
Director of Operations

Cardinal Scientific

“We are proud to be a key part of Charles County’s future and we heartily encourage other, cutting-edge companies to join us.”

Doug Egan
Chief Executive Officer
Competitive Power Ventures

“Charles County is where we started our company and where we grew and expanded. We now operate our managed print and managed IT solutions in five states and provide custom apps all around the globe. Our headquarters is still in Charles County, an excellent place to conduct business and recruit highly skilled individuals for our ever growing team!"

Joshua Justice

Just Tech


“We are proud to be a key part of Charles County’s future and we heartily encourage other, cutting-edge companies to join us.”

Katharine Tate
 Executive Director of Provider Engagement and Community Relations

Righttime Medical Care

“Charles County is a great place for businesses to start, grow, and thrive! We've worked with over 100 businesses since we opened our doors in Charles County, and I've witnessed the majority of these businesses achieve all three.”

Darlene M. Breck


Southern Maryland Business Center

“Charles County is a great place to do business because of the passion of the business community and the residents who strive to make it the best that it can be."

Andrew W. Welburn


The Welburn Organization