Resources for Businesses

College of Southern Maryland strives to help our region’s businesses and organizations get the trained staff they need to succeed. We have collaborated with employers to compile specific training and courses for employees, as well as support programs to help small businesses from start-up to expansion.

WorkForce Center


CSM's WorkForce Center helps businesses increase employee productivity while training and educating the entire staff. Our consultants will first determine what your business needs, then help provide the education, resources, and even venue for training when needed.

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Small Business Development Center

CSM partners with the Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Southern Region, to assist businesses in everything from getting off the ground to dealing with tax and permit issues to expanding or sustaining an existing business.

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Maryland Center for Environmental Training (MCET)

MCET provides environmental, safety, and health training and compliance assistance to local employers. MCET helps organizations integrate regulatory compliance into their site-specific training and work.

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Nonprofit Institute

From marketing and fundraising to management and technical assistance, the Nonprofit Institute is the premier source of professional development and capacity-building for nonprofits serving Southern Maryland.

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Velocity Center at Indian Head

Velocity Center at Indian Head

The new CSM Velocity Center, operated and managed by CSM, is a place of innovation, learning, and collaboration for academia, the Navy, and the community. This collaborative learning space supports workforce development and economic growth in Southern Maryland.

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Work Ready Community

Join the effort to have Southern Maryland recognized as a Work Ready Community. The Work Ready Community designation certifies to businesses looking to grow or expand that Southern Maryland boasts a well-prepared and capable workforce that can meet their emerging staffing needs.
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Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning (WBL) is an educational strategy that provides students with real-life work experiences where they can apply academic and technical skills and develop their employability.
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