News & Events
May 18, 2016
Workforce Development Program: Recognition Ceremony
On Friday, May 6, 2013, the High Road Schools & Academies of Washington, DC, and Southern Maryland celebrated students who participated in the first Workforce Development Program for the South MD region. Staff and parents came together on our Lanham campus to see the first cohort of students receive their certificates in Customer Service and Microsoft Basic Word from the Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) Workforce Development Program. This is the first program of its kind in the area—in which nonpublic schools partner with a community college to develop a customized Workforce Development Program specifically for our upperclassmen—and we couldn’t be prouder of this offering.
Howard Axelrod, Director of Community Outreach for High Road in Maryland and DC, and Barbara McCreary, Workforce Development Continuing Education Program Coordinator at PGCC, presented students with their “Certified Guest Service Professional” certificate from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute. Also, students received a “Certificate of Completion” in Microsoft Word. Students who participated in the program will be able to put their newly acquired skills to the test as they pursue their postsecondary programs and the world of work.
The celebration went off without a hitch due to the planning and hospitality of the staff at the High Road Academy of Prince George’s County in Lanham—namely, School Directors Annette Mercer and Corrine Anyanwu. Other staffers who attended the ceremony include: Dean Weeks, Executive Director; Ellen Gaske, Executive Director; Shanon Redman, Director; Russell Waller, Director; Denise Akers, Education Director; Kelcey Ostrusky, Associate Program Director; and David Clarke, Associate Director.
Student Star: Jose Salmeron
Student Star: Michael Walker