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Training opportunities for returning citizens

There are many different employment training and support providers here in DC. Learn more about each of these organizations by selecting one of the links below.

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Project Empowerment

Job readiness training and immediate subsidized employment opportunities

Eligibility

Program Focus

Prerequisites

Duration

DC residents

General employment

none

6 months

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Georgetown Pivot Program

Certificate in business and entrepreneurship specifically for returning citizens

Eligibility

Program Focus

Prerequisites

Duration

Recently released returning citizens

Business and professional development

HS diploma or GED

10 months

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DC Infrastructure Academy

Trains, screens and recruits DC residents for high-demand infrastructure jobs

Eligibility

Program Focus

Prerequisites

Duration

DC residents

Construction, energy, water, road work, telecomms

None

2 to 6 months

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DC Central Kitchen

Culinary career training and job placement

Eligibility

Program Focus

Prerequisites

Duration

DC residents

Culinary skills training

None

3 months

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Byte Back

Technology training for living wage careers

Eligibility

Program Focus

Prerequisites

Duration

Adult learners, unemployed or underemployed

Basic and advanced IT career training

HS diploma or GED

varies by program