Career Training Programs

The Career Training programs at Carlos Rosario School are aimed to help English language learners earn entry-level certifications in high-wage, high-demand sectors in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Students complete classroom instruction and hands-on work in small cohorts guided by industry professionals. Upon graduation, students receive industry-recognized certifications to strengthen their candidacy for entry-level jobs with family-sustaining wages in high-demand industries. Program supports include internship opportunities, post-secondary education advising, and employability skills coaching.



Our Career Training programs are holding external information sessions in November and December. Please share this information with anyone who may be interested in pursuing a career as a bilingual teaching assistant, culinary arts, IT or as a nurse aide.

  • Thursday, December 7th –11:00 AM through Zoom | Meeting ID: 822 0177 2329 & Passcode: Crosario

Course Listings


Construction: Construye DC+ Program


Through this bilingual, Spanish-English 6-month construction program, students develop leadership skills, safety awareness, and a deeper understanding of career paths in the construction. Students build practical skills and knowledge reading blueprints, using construction math and earn an OSHA 30 safety certification.

Location: Harvard Street Campus
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Bilingual Teaching Assistant Training Program

Teacher with Student

Through this 5-month program, advanced English language learners (ESL level 8 or higher) are prepared to become certified teaching assistants as an entry into a career in education. Our bilingual teaching assistants typically gain employment in DC schools working with a classroom teacher to support instruction, especially for students whose first language is not English.

Location: Sonia Gutierrez Campus
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Nurse Aide Training Program

Two Nurses

Our Nurse Aide Training program is a 5-month, 200 hours of classroom instruction along with lab skills practice sessions, prepares students to become certified nurse aides licensed in the District of Columbia. Classes are taught by a registered nurse instructor and topics include medical terminology, basic caretaking skills, and a fundamental understanding of healthcare.

Location: Sonia Gutierrez Campus
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Culinary Arts Training Program

Two students

This 5-month training program will prepare you for a career in foodservice within the hospitality industry by focusing on basic kitchen skills, cooking principles, and customer service foundations.

Location: Sonia Gutierrez Campus
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Technology Training Program

IT Class

The IT Fundamentals class is a 5-month program, 200 hours of classroom instruction along with virtual simulation and hands-on practice, prepares students to become CompTIA IT Fundamentals, entry level certification in Information Technology (IT) Students learn the fundamentals of computing networks, operating systems, hardware, security, software development and database concepts, cloud computing and virtualization. Students will also be introduced to IT professionals, a variety of employability skills, and potential IT pathways.

Location: Sonia Gutierrez Campus
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Student Perspectives

When Brtukhan first came to the Carlos Rosario School in 2008 she started in Orientation A, an English literacy class where she learned basics like the English alphabet. Brtukhan, originally from Addis Abba the capitol of Ethiopia, studied in her country until 8th grade and then had to leave her education behind to care for… Read more »

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