Prince George’s County received a $7 million grant from the United States Department of Labor and the Department of Education through the Youth Career Connect program. Students at Bladensburg, Fairmont Heights, and Potomac High Schools will obtain skills and knowledge to successfully embark on college educations and/or receive industry recognized certifications in IT and healthcare, making them college and career ready. This grant will be facilitated through a partnership between the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation, Prince George’s County Public Schools, Prince George’s Community College, Bowie State University, ASHLIN Urban Institute, Hillside Work Scholarship Connection, Latin American Youth Center, Lockheed Martin and Dimensions Healthcare System.
Three|E Scope of Work:
- Robust Employer Engagement: Create employer partnerships to provide work-based learning and mentoring, creating a path for students to in-demand industries and occupations including those in information technologies, advanced manufacturing and other science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Employers will also work closely with schools on professional development and training for staff to drive the sustainability of the program over the long term.
- Work-Based Learning and Exposure to the World of Work: Develop strong partnerships to provide work-based learning opportunities. In addition to actual work experience, youth participants also participate in field trips, job-shadowing, or other types of opportunities that provide students with exposure to different career paths and prepare them for the world of work.