Many employees want to change or grow their positions and need to refresh skills, learn medical terminology, or know word processing or other computer skills in order to qualify. Others need or want to earn a GED/high school diploma or learn American Sign Language. Employees interested in taking college entrance exams often need to brush up on skills to prepare. Others may find certain aspects of their job challenging due to math, reading or grammar/writing challenges.
The Skills Enhancement Program offers support for all of the above through small classes taught by caring instructors dedicated to helping employees meet their personal education and career goals. Classes are held at the main East Baltimore campus of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Most classes meet in Phipps or Halsted. Classes meet daytime and evenings to accommodate most employees' schedules. Classes usually meet two hours twice a week. Employees must take classes on their own time. Spring classes generally begin in March. Fall classes start in the August/September time frame. Most courses require skills assessment for accurate class placement. Students previously assessed for a class need not be retested. For testing or placement, call Barbara Edwards 410-614-0273.