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DCIA: Pepco Utility Training 
Interested In A Career In The Utility Field?

Upcoming Cohorts: Mid August 2021


• Academic Refresh Courses for Industry exam
• Technical Skills Training
• Assistance in Preparing for Workforce

• Verified District Resident Age 21+
• Valid Driver’s License
• GED or High School Diploma Pre-Employment Checks:
• Criminal Background History
• Driving Record History
• Drug Screening
• Physical Abilities Test


Visit today.

Next Strive Virtual Learning Starts 8/2
What if you could change your life in four weeks?

STRIVE is more than just job training. It offers the opportunity to move beyond barriers that are holding you back! During this 4 week online training participants receive:
  • Career path mentoring
  • Attitudinal and Job Readiness Training
  • Occupational skills training opportunities
  • Job placement assistance
  • Microsoft Teams Training
Classes are taught virtually via Microsoft Teams. Loaner tablets are available. Graduates receive a stipend of $125, an additional $125 when employed and up to $90 for Trainings/certifications.

Classes start Monday, August 2. Register at
Give Us Your Feeback! 

Help us shape the future of the Center 

Please complete the survey about the Skyland Workforce Center: All answers are confidential and the survey only takes a couple of minutes to complete. Any questions? Call us at 202-793-2141

Life Asset Orientation Every Thursday

Start and Grow your small business

Life Asset can provide access to capital for entrepreneurs.

Services Include :

  • Small Business Loans (Initial loan, up to $1,500 which can be increased up to $7,500)
  • Credit Building loans 
  • Free financial and business training/coaching 
  • Networking opportunities 
  • Retail Space
Interested in learning more?

Attend an information session :
Sessions are held every Thursday at 6:00pm at Skyland Workforce center 
2509 Good Hope Road SE, Washington DC 20020.
Green Jobs Training

No-Cost Green Training Opportunities for CBE Contractors

The Sustainable Energy Infrastructure Capacity Building and Pipeline Program (SEICBP) is a no-cost training, credentialing, and certification program designed to connect District businesses and residents to various topics within the energy efficiency industry to expand local skills and expertise. Train Green with expert instructors and accredited institutions through a variety of courses in energy efficiency and renewable energy design, construction, inspection, and maintenance.

  • Green Building Operations, Design, & Maintenance
  • Solar
  • Benchmarking & DC Code

Program Eligibility
All training and certification courses are offered at no cost to participants on a first-come, first-served basis, however, registrants that fit the following criteria will be given priority access to courses:

  • Tier 1: District residents District CBE or CBE-Eligible firms
  • Tier 2: District residents working outside of the District or non-residents working for District CBE or CBE-Eligible firms
  • Tier 3: Non-Residents & businesses in greater DMV metro area
Pre register today:
DCRA: FREE July Business Seminars 


DCRA At Your Neighborhood Library - Learn The Process Of Starting A Business 
Tues, July 20, 5pm

Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking "Coffee & Capital" at DCRA 
Tues, July 27, 10am

SBRC One-On-One Call Session: Steps to Obtaining a Business License
Mon-Fri, by appointment 10am – 4pm

SBRC One-on-One Call Session: "Talk Business After Hours"
Mon and Wed, by appointment 4 - 6pm

COVID Rental Assistance Program
Get Help Paying Rent and Utility Bills

STAY DC is the District’s new emergency rental assistance program to help households unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more by visiting or calling 833-4-STAYDC.
Big Thank You to Target
Target Volunteers Paint Center

Last week, volunteers from Target painted the classrooms at Skyland, including painting our logo on the wall in the classroom. We have two classes starting this week, so it is great to have the classrooms looking good. They also gave us gift bags of beauty samples, so stop by the Center and pick one up. 
Family Success Center : July Event Calendar
The Benning and Minnesota Ave Family Success Center is offering several programs for local families this summer. Some classes are virtual; others take place at the East River Family Strengthening Collaborative at 3917 Minnesota Ave NE.
Motivational Mondays 
Mondays | 10am-5pm
group & individual sessions providing support and insight to developing healthy communications and ways to heal from emotional traumas.

Jordan Wellness
Tuesday & Thursdays | 5:00pm- 6:00pm
Jumpstart your family's health with group fitness session!

Social Emotional Learning 
Tuesdays & Wednesday | 5:00pm- 6:30pm
Explore SEL with Tumaini Way through Visual presentations, family engagements, and mindfulness. 

Media Arts & Crafts
Fridays | 4:00pm- 5:00pm
Explore emotional resilience, leadership development, art journaling and more!

Balloon Entrepreneurship
Saturdays | 11:00am-12:30pm
Join us for an age and developmentally appropriate program for youth 10-17, that teaches both mental and cognitive stimulation with seasoned settlers

Register with Sherice Allen at or 202-591-5851

Youth Outdoor Movie Night

Wed, July 21, Congress Park
As part of the DC Department of Recreation's #BacktoSummer events, they are hosting Roving Leaders Outdoor Movie nights throughout the city. On Wednesday, July 21, they will be showing Soul at Congress Park, at 1345 Savannah Street SE. The show starts at dusk. The full schedule can be found here:

Skyland Workforce Center is a project of Building Bridges Across the River. Learn more at: and
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