Take an in-person Job & Career Center class, schedule a one-on-one appointment, prepare for career exams, and more.
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.
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
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
- 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
- Maryland’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation handles licensing for 24 occupations and professions, including barbers, cosmetologists, and home improvement and HVAC contractors, among others.
- Childcare Program Professionals are licensed by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
- Health Professional Licensing
- Day and Residential facilities, substance abuse centers and laboratories are inspected by the DHMH Office of Healthcare Quality.
- Teachers and library staff are certified by the Maryland State Department of Education.
- If you are seeking jobs in these fields, explore the current State Licensing or Certification Requirements.
Applying for Maryland Unemployment Insurance Benefits
- File for unemployment insurance benefits online through the BEACON One-Stop application.
- What You Should Know About Unemployment Insurance in Maryland (PDF).
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