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Montgomery County Public Libraries Offers Career, Business-focused programs throughout the Summer

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) summer program offerings include a range of FREE programs, workshops and classes for aspiring entrepreneurs and job-seeking county residents. 

One on One Business Mentoring Services for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners are provided at MCPL’s Rockville Memorial and Silver Spring branches, by SCORE, a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Mentoring services are available by appointment only. To register: SCORE @ Rockville Memorial or SCORE @ Silver Spring.

Free online courses on a variety of business and career topics are also being offered throughout the summer and can be accessed from the comfort of one’s home. Offerings for aspiring entrepreneurs include Start your own Small Business - Online Class and Start your own Home-Based Business - Online Class.  Course start dates are June 12, July 17 and Aug. 14.  For a full listing of online course offerings, visit MCPL's Website.

The Maryland Small Business Development Center, the Latino Economic Development Center and SCORE will all offer FREE small business training workshops onsite in MCPL branches in Aug:  Nuts & Bolts of Starting a Business – Rockville Memorial, Aug 13 ,  Getting Grants for Small Businesses - Silver Spring, June 20 and Como Iniciar su Negocio en MD – Twinbrook, Aug 15

The popular How to Apply for Jobs with Montgomery County Goverment sessions will also extend into the summer with sessions on June 20 at White Oak,  July 18 at Olney and Aug. 22 at  Rockville Memorial. Sessions are facilitated by human resource  specialists from the County’s Office of Human Resources, presenting an overview of the County’s job application process.

In partnership with WorkSource Montgomery, MCPL also offers confidential assistance to job seekers through the H.I.R.E. – Helping Individuals Reach Employment program. HIRE is offered at three MCPL locations: Rockville Memorial; 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Rockville Memorial- Register HERE;  White Oak; first Thursday of each month; 10 a.m. to noon: White Oak - Register HERE;  and in Burtonsville at the Marilyn J Praisner Community Recreation Center on Thursdays; 3 to 5 p.m. (temporary site, while the Marilyn J. Praisner library is being refreshed): Marilyn Praisner - Register HERE .

Residents seeking full time work or looking to earn extra income are encouraged to attend one of MCPL’s Census 2020 Jobs Information Sessions taking place throughout the summer. Sessions are facilitated by U.S. Census Bureau recruiters who will assist residents with online applications.  Register for a 2020 Census Jobs Information Session . 

Additional resources for entrepreneurs  and jobseekers can be found on MCPL's Website .

Release ID: 19-200
Media Contact: Judy Stiles 240-777-6536