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.