Do you live in Baltimore City? Are you a man or woman between the ages 16-29 who is interested in jumpstarting a career in the Automotive Industry? If so, we have a program just for you!

In response to the Freddie Gray uprisings, NCIA, Catholic Charities of Baltimore, and One Baltimore for Jobs (1B4J) formed a partnership to offer a FREE ongoing General Mechanics Training Program to individuals from the areas that were most affected by the unrest. We had one goal in mind: to create new employment opportunities that will help strengthen the community.

Those who qualify for the program get extensive hands-on automotive training as well as soft skills training to prepare them for a career in the automotive industry. The program is 13 weeks and at its conclusion, trainees acquire enough skills to qualify as a general service mechanic!

We are proud to state that since the beginning of the training, 24 trainees have successfully completed the program and many of our graduates are already employed! See what our trainees had to say about their experience in our program.

For more information about our General Mechanics Training Program, please contact St. Edwards Workforce Development Center: 443-885-0990 or email us at

Made possible in partnership with Catholic Charities of Baltimore, through One Baltimore for Jobs. One Baltimore for Jobs (1B4J) is made possible by a grant from the U.S Department of Labor and is administered by the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Employment Development in partnership with Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.