Employment programs and assistance

Connections to Employment provides programs and services to help students prepare for the workforce.

Through our customized programs with external and regional partners, we give students a better opportunity to achieve their employment and academic goals. We also help employers identify qualified talent to reach their employment projections.

Let us know your needs and we can help find a solution for long-term growth and profitability.

Employment and support options

Employer opportunities for workplace literacy

We provide customized academic training programs for your employees based on your needs. Programs may be offered at your location or one of our CCBC campuses. We can help employers and Human Resource administrators with job searches, talent acquisition as well as the design and development of training programs.

This training not only includes skills training but also computer training and career preparation skills.

Let us help you with your “to do” list.
  • Do you have a need to enhance your company's image and bottom line through a skilled workforce?
  • Do you need basic educational skills training to increase your employees' reading, writing, and math ability?
  • Do need on-site training?
Please email Kellise Williamson or call 443.840.4174.

Specialized Programs

grads to careers logoGrads 2 Careers CCBC works in partnership with the Grads2Careers program supporting Baltimore Youth with career planning and training opportunities. Grads2Careers serves Youth between the ages of 18-21 who graduated from a Baltimore City High School or hold a GED and live in Baltimore City.

This training not only includes hard skills training, but also soft skills training to enhance a student's computer and financial literacy, academic abilities, and career preparation skills.

Grad2Careers (G2C) is a partnership of Baltimore City Public Schools, the Mayor's Office of Employment Development, and the nonprofit collective impact organization, Baltimore's Promise. This idea was birthed with a purpose to establish a pathway for recent Baltimore City Public School graduates (who are not planning to enter college full-time within the next year) into career-track jobs in growing industries, on the path to a family-supporting wage.

Interested in learning more? Visit the Grads2Careers website to learn more about the organization.

Email Joy Carter or call 443.537.3608 for eligibility criteria and program schedules.

Kathy & Jerry Wood Foundation Scholarship Initiative
The Kathy & Jerry Wood Foundation provides educational scholarships to deserving U.S. citizens, purposing to aid and assist in charitable and educational activities for moral, mental, intellectual and physical development. KJW & CCBC are partnering to offer training programs, that combine employability and soft skills with technical skills training.

Eligible participants will have the opportunity to:
  • Complete classes to become a Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician (CAMT) or Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA).
  • Gain valuable skills in areas supporting job readiness and retention.
Visit the Kathy & Jerry Wood Foundation for more information.

Email Kellise Williamson or call 443.840.4174 for eligibility criteria and program schedules.

Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA)
Connections to Employment division partners with the State departments of transportation (State DOT) to establish apprenticeship and training programs for highway construction, specifically relevant to transportation-related training and supportive services around Commercial Driver's License (CDL) attainment.

The purpose of this project is to provide funding and CDL-A training to disadvantaged individuals made up of minority ethnicities, women, veterans, and hard-to-serve populations, to gain long-term employment in the commercial drivers', truck drivers industry, providing families with sustaining wages and helping to diversify and assist the highway and transportation workforce.

For more information on SHA funded CDL training, contact Joy Carter or call 443.537.3608

Metallica Scholars - All Within My Hands Foundation
Since 2019, CCBC has received funding from the All Within My Hands Foundation to administer cohort-training classes for specific health care and workforce-related programs.

This training not only includes skills training but also computer training and career preparation skills. Visit All Within My Hands to learn more about the organization.

Other Opportunities
Connections to Employment offers a variety of programs based on funding opportunities. Contact us for our most up-to-date program offerings.

Student Support

Connections to Employment offers a series of support courses that provide soft skills training, concurrently with technical training programs. Academic Success, Careers and Employment Readiness, Career Exploration, Computer Literacy and Financial Literacy provide students with skills needed for success in the workplace.

Additionally, CCBC offers Student Support Services that assist students with academic learning support, disability accommodations, community resources, career advising, and more.

To learn more please email Kellise Williamson or call 443.840.4259.

Workforce development for English learners

  • Are you an English learner, refugee or asylum seeker?
  • Are you interested in receiving skilled training in the healthcare, trades or construction fields?
  • Do you need assistance in finding substantial employment, career and academic options?
CCBC provides workforce training in a variety of healthcare, technical and construction fields.

To learn more, please email Kellise Williamson or call 443.840.4174.

If you are an English learner interested in finding opportunities to build your career, please complete this form. Our office will email you regarding upcoming opportunities.

Employers and/or Community Organizations
  • Does your company service English learners, refugees, or asylum seekers in need of workforce development?
  • Do your current employees need ESOL training or other skills enhancements?
CCBC offers opportunities for community organizations and partners who serve English learners to train their clients in specialized skillsets, based on your organizational needs.

To learn more, please email Kellise Williamson or call 443.840.4174.