Charles County’s location in the Washington DC metro provides access to an enormous talent pool! Over 1.5 million workers live within a 45-minute commute of the County’s commercial centers. Tapping into that talent or upgrading skills of your existing employees is as easy as reaching out to any of these local workforce resource providers.
Workforce Development Board
The Board’s business engagement team at the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland has tools and services to help employers save time and money. Assistance includes connections to local talent, workforce recruitment, work-based training grants, and human resource consulting services. The Maryland Workforce Exchange (MWE) is a free, online service that connect employers and job seekers. The Workforce Board’s Business Engagement Specialists can help your business register and assist you with posting your jobs.
CSM’s Workforce Center
The College of Southern Maryland’s Workforce Center delivers diverse, top-quality, business-focused workforce programming and training. From basic business skills to customized, industry-specific solutions the College of Southern Maryland has 60 years of experience and expertise in learning, training, and developing organizations and employees at all levels.
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.
CSM’s Trades and Energy Training Facility ensures a steady pipeline of workers in trades like HVAC, welding, plumbing, electrical, and carpentry.
Workforce Training and Retraining
The County may provide workforce training assistance, depending on the scope and criteria of the project:
- Customized Training Jobs Investment: Cash reimbursement for employee retraining at new and existing companies. Eligibility typically requires a minimum number of new jobs and investment.
- Small Businesses and New Jobs Retraining: Jobs integrating new technology may also be available for workforce training support.