Are you in search of a better life for you and your family?
Steady, reliable work is the key to having money in your pocket, food on the table, and a roof over your head.
If you’re ready to get to work and aren’t afraid of learning something new, UPO’s Workforce Institute offers training for some of DC’s most in-demand vocational careers. We also help you search for jobs, nail your interview, and find and keep the job that’s right for you. And we provide each and every student with one-on-one case management services to keep you focused, moving forward, and ready for better days ahead.
Getting the skills to pay the bills
We offer a variety of hands on job training programs taught by industry professionals to help you earn national certifications and get the tools and knowledge needed to become a productive member of the workforce:
Building Maintenance Professional
Framing, plumbing, flooring, painting, electrical, lockwork — we teach you how to work on most any part of a building
Our commercial driver’s license (CDL) program can get you behind the wheel of a tractor trailer, Metrobus, school bus, dump truck, or other commercial vehicle
Culinary Arts Professional
Learn how to prepare, present, serve, and manage food — and get the skills to pass the certified food protection manager exam
Broadband Telecommunications Network Technician
We teach you how to build cables, set up computer and phone networks, install home audio systems, and provide other telecommunication services
Child Development Associate (CDA) Program
Learn how to become a professional in early education, focusing on the developmental needs of children up to age 5 and the most effective ways to teach them and care for them.
Get trained in electrical theory, conduit installation, how to wire a house, and other control, safety, and troubleshooting techniques
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Learn to be a lifesaver with lecture and lab instruction on EMT basics, patient assessments, and proper handling of an emergency scene
Hospitality and Tourism Industry Service Worker
We provide service training with a smile — and help students prepare to take and pass the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute’s national certification exam