PHOTOS: PGCC Welcomes Sen. Cardin To Westphalia Traning Center
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin visited the Westphalia Training Center at Prince George's Community College in Upper Marlboro Tuesday and spoke about job training.
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin visited Prince George's Community College's Westphalia Training Center Tuesday. The center allows for residents to reach their goal of obtaining licensure and certification credentials required for in-demand jobs. Nearly 500 students were trained in its first year of operation.
Operated by the college’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education area, the Westphalia Training Center features large classrooms, a computer lab and trade-related occupational training labs. The facility provides hands-on training in critical construction trade areas including residential, industrial and commercial construction; building maintenance engineer training; carpentry; electricity; residential wiring; heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC/R) certification; locksmithing; plumbing; and welding training. In addition, the center offers facility management, automotive technology, motorcycle repair, arborist, landscaping, gardening, beekeeping classes, and hair braiding instruction.