Workforce Development Services Presents Industry Credentials


Monday, June 12, Workforce Development Services at Eastern Shore Community College celebrated students completing noncredit offerings resulting in industry credentials.  15 students received credentials for Pharmacy Technician, 21 for CDL, and 12 students for Hospitality Readiness.

The Pharmacy Technician Training Program is designed to prepare individuals with entry-level pharmacy technician skills to be utilized in hospital, retail, community, or other institutional pharmacies. This program is designed to teach students the fundamentals and particulars of being a Pharmacy Technician. The course is taught by Lauren Bryce Slate, a Shore native, and current staff pharmacist at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. The program was presented in cooperation with Rayfield’s and H&H Pharmacies.

The Hospitality Readiness Certificate at Eastern Shore Community College is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skill set to obtain entry level employment in the hospitality industry. The length of the program was twelve weeks and was presented in the four components of customer service: server essentials, food safety, and functions of the kitchen.  The program was a partnership with The Blarney Stone Pub, The Island House Restaurant, Mallards LLC, Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club, and Eastern Shore Marketing Cooperative.

The CDL Program is a partnership with CDS Tractor Trailer Training School.  This is the second year that ESCC Workforce Development Services has been offering students the opportunity to secure Class “A” CDL licenses, and subsequently find numerous employment scenarios both locally and regionally. The program has recently added optional weekend classes to accommodate working students as well.

More information on these programs and other offerings of Workforce Development Services are available online at, or by calling 757-789-7979.  Details will also be available in the upcoming publication “The Navigator” later this summer.



Hospitality recipients: (l-r) Jessica Franco, Christina Matthews, Theresa Fahy,  Jenna Holmes, and Chelsea Rew


Pharmacy Tech recipients (l-r) Dionja Drummond, Janeena Reid, Amanda Crockett, Cotina Strand, and Markeshia Drummond


CDL receipients  (l-r)  Shantel Chandler, Angelot Cerant, and Lisa Bundick