BALTIMORE — If you're looking for a new career, you can get the training you need online.
Baltimore-based Catalyte launched a new program, RetrainAmerica to help those who have been laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic re-enter the workforce with a new career path.
RetrainAmerica is a a national exchange that will connect anyone – regardless of background, education or prior experience – with an opportunity to get retrained for a new career.
"We think Baltimore is uniquely situated to be able to slingshot through this crisis even stronger than before."
Career training areas include cybersecurity, community healthcare, technology and more.
Anyone can sign up. Once you join, you'll have access to training and be considered by several employers.
Employers join after taking a pledge to provide participants with opportunities regardless of their background and education.
RetrainAmerica launch partners include: Mindgrub, City of Baltimore, Carefirst, Exelon (BGE, BGE Home, DPL and Pepco), Brown Advisory, Protenus, Baltimore Corps, Fearless, Traitify and GRIMM.
Baltimore is the first city that the initiative has been launched in. They say the City of Baltimore has been a great help.
Catalyte CEO Jacob Hsu says training Baltimoreans to do jobs previously done by high-cost consultants has saved the city millions.
To find out more, register and begin training head to RetrainAmerica.com.