Targeted Assistance Program

Refugee and Asylee Career Development Services

Do you want to get a better job? Or get a certificate in an exciting field?

Montgomery College and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) can help with refugee career development services. Refugee and Asylee career development services connect refugees and humanitarian immigrants to industry-recognized credentials, advanced job readiness training, and 1-to-1 career counseling, with the goal of securing living wage work on a career path.

Targeted Assistance Program
Requirements to participate in any of these programs:
  • Be seeking a job in the job field of the class
  • Be a refugee, approved asylee, SIV or victim of trafficking
  • Attend required job readiness training with IRC
  • Submit all necessary paperwork
  • Have English level appropriate to class and industry
  • Contact the IRC or Montgomery College for more information

Refugee Scholarship Classes

You may qualify for a scholarship for classes at MC which lead to industry-recognized certificates in areas such as IT or healthcare. Please visit the WDCE Course Schedule to see some of the possible classes. Contact the IRC for more information.

TAP Certified Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Nursing Assistant (CNA/GNA)

Improve your English, math, reading, study, computer, and work-related skills. Learn how to take care of patients and residents in a clinical setting and how to take blood pressure, feed and bathe patients, use CPR, help patients move safely, work with medical records and use a computer, and work as part of a healthcare team of professionals.

Registration & Test Dates – Attend only one

April 20, 2020 at 1p.m. 
May 4, 2020 at 1 p.m. 
May 18, 2020 at 1 p.m. 
June 1, 2020 at 1 p.m. 
June 15, 2020 at 1 p.m.  

CNA / GNA Class Information:

July 13, 2020 - Sept. 11, 2020, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.- 4:p.m.               

Registration and Class location: Montgomery College, 930 King Street, Cafritz Building, Suite 230, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Questions? Contact us via email or phone at 301-562-8633.  

For disability related accommodations, please contact the Montgomery College Disability Support Services (DSS) office at 240-567-4118 at least four weeks before registration. Montgomery College is an academic institution that is committed to equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

This program is funded by the Targeted Assistance Program through the Maryland Office of Refugees and Asylees.