2023 Project HIRE Graduation
On Friday, June 30, the Department of Family Services’ (DFS) Project HIRE program recognized the achievements of their latest round of apprentices at the Project HIRE Apprenticeship Program Graduation. The event, held at the Comfort Inn Conference Center in Bowie, celebrated the accomplishments of the apprentices, supervisors, and job coaches who participate in the program. Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Tara Jackson provided welcoming remarks, presented the Project HIRE Program with a proclamation, and praised the 10 apprentices who worked tirelessly throughout the program. The graduating apprentices received certificates of completion and gave a presentation about their job duties and host agencies. Many of the apprentices also accepted permanent positions with their host agency and will be full time employees with the Prince George’s County Government.
Project HIRE is an apprenticeship program that provides individuals with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities, between the ages of 18 and 25, with a paid job training experience with a County Government agency. Participants are placed with a job coach within a host agency for one year. During this time, apprentices have an opportunity to enhance their current skills, learn new skills, and gain on the job work experience. Click here to learn more information about Project HIRE or call 301-265-8450. Click here to view the graduation photos.