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Montgomery County Workforce Exchange
Montgomery County Workforce Exchange
Montgomery County Maryland Department of Economic Development


ACE: Accelerating Connections to Employment

Certified Nursing Assistant Training Scholarships

If you are a high school graduate with the desire to work in the healthcare industry, and want to get your start by becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant, then Accelerating Connection to Employment (ACE) may be for you.  One of the fastest growing industries in the nation is Healthcare.  With increasing number of adults entering retirement opportunities continue to grow every day. As a trained professional you could find employment in nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, assisted living residences or you could even work as a private duty nurse with the potential to earn from $11.00 to $16.00 an hour.
Accelerating Connections to Employment (ACE) is special project being funded by the U.S. Department of Labor that offers uniquely enhanced vocational training which includes Geriatric Nursing Assistant training as well.  This is a 12-week training program with classes being held every day, all day, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. There are no evening or weekend classes. There are additional support services for the ACE Student included as well:

  • academic support and computer basics
  • communication skills for the workplace
  • job placement support
  • ongoing career navigation

Because this is a pilot program, after having shown eligibility, the applicants will be awarded the tuition assistance by a lottery.  The next ACE CNA/GNA Training Program begins in September 2014, and there will be two more CNA training sessions in 2015.  For more information a list of eligibility requirements review the Eligibility Process Checklists.   Review the ACE Certified Nursing Assistant Scholarship Program Flyer for mor information.  There are several ways you can find out more about this exciting opportunity:

ACE Info Line for more details: 301-929-6880, ext. 1567.

Visit us onFacebook at

Email Maria Dent-Turner, ACE Career Navigator, at, better yet,

Attend one of the next ACE Information Sessions, held every Friday during August 2014

ACE Information Sessions, 10 am-12:30 pm
MontgomeryWorks, Westfield South Building
11002 Veirs Mill Road, Room 407, 4th floor
Wheaton, MD 20902

Montgomery County Workforce Data Available

The Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) recently held a retreat to update its Strategic Plan. It commissioned Dr. Stephen Fuller, Dwight Schar Faculty Chair and University Professor and Director, Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University to provide workforce and occupational data to guide the discussion. Dr. Fuller’s report is avalable online, in addition to the presentation he made during the retreat.

The data provided by Dr. Fuller reaffirmed that the WIB was working with key industries for the County as called for in its Strategic Plan.  The WIB’s three targeted industries are health, professional and technical services ad food service/hospitality. 

The WIB’s strategic plan is also available online.

Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board Annual Report

The Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board Annual Report for FY2012 is now available online. Read all about the programs operated by the Division of Workforce Services under the direction of the WIB. Job
satisfaction, employee retention, and business development are critical factors in the region’s economic growth.

Welcome to MontgomeryWorks!

Are you a job seeker looking for a first job or a new challenge? Are you an employer searching for qualified candidates representing different skill levels and experience?

At MontgomeryWorks, we make connections between job seekers and employers in Montgomery County. Through our innovative programs and services, we simplify the hiring process. Services include:

Job Readiness workshops and training

Employer recruitment services

Job fairs, including industry-specific events

Customized training programs

Programs for veterans, youth, and others

Access to the Maryland Workforce Exchange

Our mission is twofold: to help Montgomery County residents prepare to enter or re-enter the workforce, and meet the current-and future-workforce needs of local employers. Funded by federal and county workforce investment funds, our one-stop workforce centers in Gaithersburg and Wheaton serve over 10,000 job seekers and employers each year.

MontgomeryWorks offers job seekers the tools and resources to prepare for and obtain a job. Our fully staffed resource centers provide daily job listings and access to computers, printers, and fax and copy machines to aid your job search. We also offer labor market information, career development workshops, career counseling, and training referrals to eligible job seekers. For employers, we provide a large and diverse pool of skilled and qualified job seekers ready for hire.

We invite you to take a closer look at our services for job seekers and employers, and see why MontgomeryWorks gives each customer a competitive edge.

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"I feel proud and thankful that there are people like the
staff at Montgomery Works who open their doors to unemployed people."
-- Elmer Villatoro


Quality Control Analyst (MD0898402)
(Rockville, MD)
Scientist (MD0540827)
(Rockville, MD)
Intern (MD0110982)
(Gaithersburg, MD)
Unarmed Security Guard (MD0770188)
(Montgomery County, MD)
Unarmed Security Guard (MD1009376)
(Montgomery County, MD)
Application Administrator (MD0293769)
(Rockville, MD)
Project Coordinator-econ. growth/environment & Energy (MD1088181)
(Bethesda, MD)
Director Of Informatics (MD1026928)
(Rockville, MD)
Systems Programmer (MD0569027)
(Rockville, MD)
Systems Administrator (MD0497431)
(Rockville, MD)

To view these and other job listings, click here to visit the Maryland Workforce Exchange
MontgomeryWorks is a service of the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development, Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board, and Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation