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Personal Achievement

We foster economic growth through career and business development.

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The County workforce needs to be ready for a changing economy with diverse skills, including coding, robotics, artificial intelligence, and engineering. PGCMLS will work with educational institutions, local businesses, and workforce development programs to connect customers with skills development opportunities, networking, and entrepreneur training. These services will be enhanced throughout the Library’s own facilities and beyond, as staff develop ways to promote workforce development through a robust network of partners like Employ Prince George's.

PGCMLS will enhance its role as an essential partner in the County’s economic development initiatives by connecting customers with training and employment opportunities that facilitate their own personal achievement and growth, which in turn drives workforce development.

The Library's vision for fostering economic growth will be realized in conjunction with economic development partners, including local government agencies, social services providers, educational institutions, and employers. Outcome goals will be developed based on the effectiveness of library-based career and small business development programs in contributing to countywide economic growth. All county residents will have access to the training, career development, financial literacy programs, and spaces they need to develop individual goals and see immediate results for themselves, their businesses, and their families.

"Workforce skill-building is essential. Each individual will not only be a key factor in providing for their immediate family, but the community family as a whole. A functioning workforce will pour the resources it has gained back into the community. These resources can lead to internships, job opportunities, and above all overall sustainability. Every worker is an intricate piece of the puzzle that keeps the community flourishing. You are only as strong as your weakest link. By strengthening each link we are creating a chain that can be passed onto future generations."
- Zachary Jones
PGCMLS Team Member
The Career Change Panel Discussion at the Hyattsville Branch

The Career Change Panel Discussion at the Hyattsville Branch

Hip-Hop Architecture camp at the Oxon Hill Branch

"Hip-Hop Architecture" camp at the Oxon Hill Branch

In The Near Future


    PGCMLS Career Kickstart is an instructional program that equips participants with the skills necessary to achieve employment in the workforce. Whether it's gaining the information for first-time employment, reentry to the workforce, or sharpening skills while currently employed, Career Kickstart is a launchpad for personal advancement.


    Designated technologies will enable customers to have the tools needed to advance their skills for the job market or build small businesses.


    The Library will provide spaces and meetups for entrepreneurs to offer support and collaboration within the community.


    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the urgent need to increase the availability of free internet access through pop-up locations, boosted drive-up WiFi, additional mobile hotspots, and a partnership with the Department of Housing. Internet access supports customers transitioning between careers.