St. Vincent de Paul Workforce Development Services

  • MD

About Us

St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore’s Workforce Development Services offers three occupational skills training courses and a drop-in employment resource center.

Next Course is a 16 week, full time, intensive food service training course that combines classroom instruction with hands-on experience in the KidzTable production kitchen, and ServSafe certification. Students will be involved in the production of 6,000 meals a day for children in the Baltimore area. Participants advance through four levels of training based on their mastery of skills. Next Course was modeled after an innovative, highly successful program called FareStart in Seattle Washington.

Health Careers Academy offers training courses in medical terminology and phlebotomy while integrating customer service skills training into the course curriculum.

Kid Careers Academy offers a 99 hour Early Childhood Education Course and a 45 hour Infant and Toddler Course. The training courses provide intensive curriculums combined with life and employment skills, one-on-one case management and career development support. Hands-on experiential learning is combined with classroom-based learning to fully prepare the students for the workforce. The 45 Hour Infant and Toddler Certification provides the student with the certification required for employment in infant and toddler childcare. The 99 Hour Early Childhood Education Certification provides the student with the Howard Community College certification required for employment in childcare.

Career Connections is a drop-in employment resource program that helps individuals who are currently unemployed or underemployed. Career Connections provides individuals with direction and support in identifying a career focus based on their skills, interests, and aptitude, and offers direction and resources to assist them in locating full time employment. Services include:

• Academic and Skills Assessment

• Basic Job Readiness

• Advanced Life and Employability Skills Training

• Classes on resume writing, on-line searches and applications, interviewing, dress

• Access to computers, phones, printers, fax, and copy machines

• One-on-one coaching and mentoring

• Adult literacy, and GED prep

• Classes in basic computer skills

• Job Fairs