New Year, New Venture?
New ventures often require new information, new skills, or new training.
At the Job and Career Information Center, we have online and print resources on training, jobs, and careers to get you started.
For those thinking of taking classes or a training program, the Job Center carries information both on specific training programs and organizations that help people seeking further training.
Civic Works Baltimore Center for Green Careers programs:
- Brownfields Lead and Asbestos Remediation
- Solar Energy Installation
For specific information, including which programs provide pay during training, look on their website (above)
Or call 410-929-6120
For those thinking of training in:
- Health care
- Construction/Skilled Trade
- Business and other areas
Maryland Center for Adult Training, Inc.
2901 Druid Park Drive, Suite #303 Baltimore, MD 21215
New website coming soon!
For health care training programs including certified nursing assistant,
geriatric nursing assistant, and patient care technician.
Local One-Stop Career Centers (American Job Centers.)
Information is available for those laid off work about free training programs that are often available through the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act. For those wanting to see if they qualify, and what training is available, they should contact a local One-Stop (American Job Centers.)
Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center
Has free computer classes at several locations. Check the website calendar for upcoming computer classes.
Books and online resources are available on careers, job searching, resumes, cover letters, and interviews.
New books arrive regularly including:
100% Job Search Success by Gwenn Wilson. HF5382.75 .U6 W53 2015
The Real Resumes series. Examples:
101 Careers in Social Work by Jessica A. Ritter, BSW, MSSW, PhD, Halaevalu F. Ofahengaue Vakalahi, BS, MSW, MEd, PhD. HV10.5 .R58 2015
Real-resumes for Career Changers-- : Actual Resumes Easy to Personalize Creating Your Own Powerful, Door-opening Resume! by Anne McKinney HF5383 .R3957
Real-resumes for Customer Service Jobs : --Including Real Resumes Used to Change Careers and Resumes Used to Gain Federal Employment by Anne McKinney HF5383 .R39584
Real-resumes for Students by Anne McKinney HF5383 .R3963Q
The new edition of the ever-popular: What Color Is Your Parachute? : A Practical Manual for Job-hunters and Career-changers by Richard Nelso Bolles HF5383 .B63 2016
Databases for job-seekers and career changers including:
Brainfuse HelpNow. An online free resume review is available for library card holders who create a free account. Users should choose:
“Write a Winning Resume”
Get Help, Upload resume.
Lots of information on job and career related topics.Resumes, looking for job openings, information for ex-offenders.
New job-searching sites were added, including America’s Job Exchange which focuses on diversity. Includes: veterans job exchange, disability job exchange, diversity job exchange.
Career Workshops and Programs
Job Center staff and job-seeker coaches work with Information Services staff to provide assistance at the Career Clinics in the Public Computer Center in Central Library 10am-noon select Mondays. See website calendar for Career Clinic dates.
Job-seeker coaches continue to offer 1-hour appointments to help with job searching, applications, resumes,
and cover letters. These are offered at Central Library, Orleans Street Branch, and Pennsylvania Avenue branch, with more to come.
At Edmonson Avenue Branch, staff from the Community Jobs Hub of the Mayor's Office of Employment Development at My Brother's Keeper will host an ongoing community jobs resource workshop. Staff will provide the latest resources to help with employment, including the Maryland Workforce Exchange system and MOED services such as academic resources, customized job skills training, employer recruitment events, job alerts, and much more.
Check the Enoch Pratt calendar for career workshops and programs at all branch locations.
The Job and Career Information Center at EPFL/SLRC provides materials and services to individuals exploring careers or seeking jobs. It contains job postings, circulating book and test study guide collections, and databases. We are happy to provide free access to these materials. If you have questions please call 410-396-5317 or email email@example.com