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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

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