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Announcement The Central Library is open regularly scheduled hours. We are addressing the issue with the Central Library phone's answering message and appreciate your patience.

Location Closure The Govans Branch is closed through Friday, May 31 due to facility maintenance.

Announcement Some online catalog functions including account login, hold requests, and new account creation will be unavailable due to software maintenance Tuesday, May 28 through Thursday, May 30.

Job & Career Center Classes

Job and Career Center classes are scheduled regularly at the Central Library. Check the schedule of classes.

Career Clinics & One-on-One Appointments

Library customers of Enoch Pratt can attend Career Clinics or sign up for appointments with job-seeker coaches at Central Library and select branch libraries. Call the branch listed in the calendar, or the Job & Career Information Center for more information or to make an appointment.

Career Clinics and One-on-One Appointments

Workforce Development Agencies

  • The Governor’s Workforce Investment Board sets workforce-related policy statewide.
  • County/Regional Workforce Investment Boards direct workforce-related activities in Maryland’s counties and regions. Find the Workforce Investment Board near you.
  • One Stop Career Centers are a statewide network that provides employment, education, and training services to both individuals and employers, all in one place.
  • Maryland Workforce Exchange is specifically designed for job seekers, students, case managers, employers, training providers, workforce professionals, and others seeking benefits and services. The system provides fast access to a complete set of employment tools in one website.

Benefits, Permits & Licenses

Vocational Training

The following sites contain information on a variety of vocational schools

  • Business, Trade and Technical Schools - Information on private vocational schools in all 50 states.
  • English Nanny and Governess School - Private school for training and placing professional nannies and governesses. Located in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
  • Private Career Schools in Maryland - A list of schools arranged by career category. Includes a consumer's guide for students. Provided by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
  • ShawGuides on the Web - Search the ShawGuides site for cooking schools, photography schools, golf and tennis schools and camps, and arts/crafts workshops. Includes information on costs, admissions, and courses.

The Maryland Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation maintains a list of approved occupational training programs and providers. Qualifying individuals registered through a One Stop Center can get funding through the Workforce Investment Act to enroll in one of these programs:

  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Tourism/Hospitality/Culinary Arts
  • Information Technology
  • Design & Applied Arts/Communications
  • Business Management & Admin. Services
  • Law Enforcement/Legal Studies
  • Trades
  • Cosmetology/Barber
  • Engineering & Related Technologies
  • Commercial Vehicle Operation
  • Child Development / Education
  • Adult Education and Literacy Training

Taking a Vocational Exam or Test

Practice taking tests online with the Career & School Test Preparation database from Enoch Pratt Free Library. Test Study Guides are available in the Job & Career Information Center in the Central Library.

Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation Licensing

Applying for Maryland Unemployment Insurance Benefits

If you would like to know more, try our Live Chat with a Librarian service, or contact us.