Career Direct Opportunities

IT Support Program (Per Scholas)

Per Scholas provides skills training and access to employer networks to individuals often excluded from tech careers. Their IT Support Program offers rigorous IT training courses, professional coaching, and job placement assistance with access to an employer network of 850+ companies, all at no cost to participants. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

IT Help Desk and Application Support (UPO)

DC residents are eligible for this training program that teaches the skills necessary to prepare for and achieve CompTIA A+ certification.

Child Development Associate (UPO)

Learn how to become a professional in early education, focusing on the developmental needs of children up to age 5 and the most effective ways to teach them and care for them.

Hospitality and Tourism Industry Service Worker (UPO)

We provide service training with a smile — and help students prepare to take and pass the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute’s national certification exam.

Culinary Arts Professional (UPO)

Learn how to prepare, present, serve, and manage food — and get the skills to pass the certified food protection manager exam.

Broadband Telecommunications Network Technician (UPO)

We teach you how to build cables, set up computer and phone networks, install home audio systems, and provide other telecommunication services

Plumbing Technician (UPO)

Learn from an expert — you’ll become a professional who earns respect and a good salary.

Building Maintenance (UPO)

Framing, plumbing, flooring, painting, electrical, lockwork — we teach you how to work on most any part of a building.

Hospitality Career Pipeline (CityWorks DC, Hire Local DC, Donohoe Hospitality)

Are you interested in a career in Hospitality? Hotel, restaurant, and entertainment employers are looking to hire interested residents in entry-level roles in Hospitality. Applicants will be able to apply for available roles such as front desk agent, housekeeping, guest experience, server/bartender, chefs, residential property agents, etc. These positions are entry-level and are a gateway into a pathway of careers in the industry. Upward movement into management is available for motivated people who want to work in the industry.