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.

In-Person & Virtual Career Training & GED Information Sessions: June 25 & 26 – July 16

Our career training programs are holding external information sessions in June and July. 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.

  • Tuesday, June 25 – 5:30 PM at Harvard Street Campus (1100 Harvard Street, NW)
  • Wednesday, June 26 – 10:00 AM at Harvard Street Campus (1100 Harvard Street, NW)
  • Tuesday, July 16 – 7:00 PM through Zoom | Meeting ID: 832 5842 0340 & 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

Hello graduates, family, friends, and staff of the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School! My name is Korina and I am from Puebla, Mexico. I am humbled and filled with excitement to be standing before you today.  I have been a part of the Carlos Rosario community since 2018. I started in ESL 1 with… Read more »


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