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Introduction to Excel’s Database and Budget Functions Class
The last day to register is Tomorrow, March 18th
Free for CareerCatchers clients. In this introductory-level class you will learn how Excel can be used to develop and manage a database and a budget. You will learn how to store and sort data, how to search data to answer questions quickly, and how to use the data to prepare form letters, lists, and other reports. You will be shown how to develop a budget and use it to forecast financial results. Classes will be held weekly on Tuesdays from 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. March 23rd, March 30th, April 6th, and April 13th.
CareerCatchers Weekly Job Club
Join our Virtual Job Club, every Wednesday, at 11:00AM. It is open to the community. Please register on Zoom. Since COVID-19 restrictions started, 21 clients who have attended our events found employment.
- March 24: Maryland Workforce Exchange Part 2
CareerCatchers Empowerment Workshop
CareerCatchers holds an Empowerment Workshop on every Tuesday, from 3:00pm – 4:00pm. We understand that this is a very stressful time for everyone with many unforeseen challenges arising as a result of COVID-19. We wanted to create a safe group environment where we can discuss these challenges and come up with strategies for dealing with them. Please register on Zoom to join if you are interested.
CareerCatchers Individualized Tutoring and Assistance
Through our volunteer network, we offer personalized tutoring to CareerCatchers’ clients who want to take workforce development classes. Our career counselors can help identify classes for you to take and then we work to find volunteers who can help you succeed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
City of Gaithersburg Vocational Grants
Live in the City of Gaithersburg? Would you like to receive a scholarship to improve your workplace skills? The program runs through 6/30/2021. Please contact your career coach or email email@example.com to get more information.
Eligibility Criteria for Scholarship Recipients:
– Must be a resident of the City of Gaithersburg
– Must be experiencing a financial crisis due to COVID-19
– Household income must not exceed 65% of HUD Area Median Income guidelines
– Proof of lawful permanent residency
We are looking for currently licensed CNAs who have experience working in an in-home environment and willing to work in Montgomery County for $15 an hour. If you’re interested please reach out to Kunda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training and Scholarships Opportunities
Free Financial Education for Income
Qualified Young Adults, 18 – 24
- Virtual “MoneySmart” sessions taught by a professional financial advisor
- Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Participants who need them receive a Chromebook and WiFi Hotspot
- Must attend all sessions and surveys to receive a $150 deposit into a Truist savings account
- Graduates can be connected to local employment opportunities
- Registration limited. Apply early. Call or email for details
View flyer and register
Contact email@example.com or
PA2E offers classes on starting a business. Courses are conducted virtually and/or in a classroom setting with other Department of Human Services (DHS) customers in your local area. If you would like to be considered and have a business idea with a desire to be an Entrepreneur, APPLY HERE and view flyer.
FREE Virtual Culinary Foundations for English Language Students
April 19-June 11, 2021
Monday-Friday: 2:00pm-4:30pm. Class is limited to 10 students. Daily attendance required. Call or text to interview at 301-876-4419.
The award covers tuition, mandatory fees, books, and supplies, as well as limited transportation and on–campus childcare expenses. The scholarship is “last dollar” valued at up to $8,000 per academic year not to exceed $16,000 over the life of the scholarship. There is no age cut off, DACA, MD Dreamers, and Virginia Dreamers are eligible and there is no GPA cut off. One needs to have a high school diploma or a GED to apply.
Please note that this is for the 4 area community colleges:
1. Northern Virginia Community College
2. Montgomery College
3. Prince George’s Community College
4. Community College of the District of Columbia
Virtual Internship Opportunity for High School and Undergraduate Students
Fall 2021 Applications Due by Friday, July 9, 2021
- Applicants must be a U.S citizen
- High School or Undergraduate
- Maintain a 3.0 GPA
- Be enrolled full-time in an accredited school
For more information, please contact Pat Benner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Montgomery College Institutional Grants and Scholarships
In the spirit of making higher education affordable and accessible to all, Montgomery College offers the following institutional grants and scholarships here.
Dual Enrollment Earn College Credit in High School
A MC academic initiative that allows qualified high school students to be admitted and enrolled at Montgomery College,
taking credit courses while earning their high school diploma.
A free online education platform that mostly focuses on workplace-based skills.
Variety of courses offered by professors from leading universities.
GCFLearnFree.org is a free online educational website focusing on technology, job training, reading, and math skills.
More free online training resources
COVID-19 Community Food Access Survey
Last Day to Respond is Today, March 17
The Montgomery County Food Council launched the Food Access Survey and is seeking input from residents to guide Montgomery County food security initiatives in 2021. Residents who complete Part I of the survey will be entered in a drawing to win a $25 gift card, and residents who complete Parts I and II of the survey will be entered to win a $50 gift card.
Internet Essentials from Comcast
Apply today if you:
- Qualify for programs like the National School Lunch Program, housing assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI and others
- Live in an area where Comcast Internet service is available
- Have not had Comcast Internet in the last 90 days
- Households who owe money to Comcast may still qualify if approved by 6/30/21
Apply today by clicking here
Senior Call Check Program
The Maryland Department of Aging invites residents 65 and older to register for a free senior call check program as a resource during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to register and more information.
Montgomery County COVID-19 Vaccine
While the current vaccine supply is limited, it is necessary to prioritize vaccinations for those who are at the highest risk of getting the virus or becoming seriously ill. Montgomery County encourages eligible residents to preregister to get the vaccine. Click here for more information on eligible priority groups. If you need help with the form, call 240-777-2982. For general questions and information about the vaccine, call 240-777-1755 Click for flyer in English or Spanish.
Update If You’re Between 65 and 74
If you’re not in a priority zip code (populations that are most at risk), you are unlikely to be in the first batch of invitations. However, an invitation will come before the county moves on to the next phase.
A good alternative is to sign up at the state’s mass vaccination clinics, where 25% of those vaccinated have been from Montgomery County. Sign up here.
Pharmacies and hospitals are also vaccinating this age group. You’ll find links to all of these sites here.
County Urges Residents to Sign Up for Email/Text Vaccine Updates
Residents can sign up here.
Important numbers for COVID-19 resources:
- Crisis Center: 240-777-4000
- Whats App: 240-447-1862
- Salud y Bienestar Spanish Hotline: 301-270-8432
Residents looking for information on food assistance resources can now request help by completing a simple online form. Complete the form and within 24 hours, you will get a return phone call in the language of your choice from a trained resource specialist. No personal identifying information is needed to get help. For help with getting food, please call the Food Access Call Center at 311.
Spring 2021 Mobile Market
The Mobile Food Market offers fresh produce and other foods at no cost to MC students, faculty/staff, and the community.
Housing Match Program
The goal is to successfully identify and match renters who are seeking affordable housing options with homeowners who have attractive and safe spare bedrooms in their homes, or Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) on their property, to rent long-term. The homeowners must live in the home full time to participate. For more information, please call HIP: 301-85-SHARE (301-857-4273).
For home owners and home seekers
“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.” – Zen Shin
Montgomery County’s virtual series “Wellness Community Events: Healing and Holding On” will be every Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. Watch here.
Close your eyes and just sit for at least 10 minutes daily. It will enhance your concentration capabilities, as it works as a form of meditation.
Support CareerCatchers through AmazonSmile where Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases at no cost. Shop at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and please feel free to share this easy to use link with anyone else you know who want to support our cause. AmazonSmile FAQ.
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