AEF Provides Emergency Aid Funds for PGCC Workforce Students

The AOBA Educational Foundation provided $5,000 in emergency aid funding to Prince George’s Community College’s PGCC Cares Foundation.

AEF recognizes how COVID19 has affected the industry and created additional barriers for potential students interested in careers in Real Estate, Building Engineering and Maintenance.
This donation was created to assist PGCC continuing education students enrolled in industry related courses to address various barriers such as transportation, broad-band access and other wrap around services as identified.

“We are pleased to offer this assistance to PGCC workforce students,” said AEF Executive Director Wes Huffman. “Small expenses should not get in the way of anyone’s educational goals and aspirations. The Foundation recognizes the importance of emergency aid in helping the next generation of skilled tradespeople.”

AOBA Educational Foundation, the AEF, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was created by members of the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA) to address the talent crisis in the commercial real estate industry by focusing on the critical need to promote careers in building operations, engineering, and maintenance. We connect job seekers, training centers, workforce development programs, and employers – all to help companies recruit, develop, train, and retain the next generation of skilled tradespeople in the Metro DC region. Our work provides long-term, tangible economic benefits and a workforce development pathway to stable, lucrative careers.

Prince George’s Community College serves a diverse population of more than 40,000 students who represent 103 countries throughout the world. The college offers more than 200 academic and workforce development and continuing education programs of study, and transfer and scholarship opportunities to four-year colleges and universities. Students can earn associate degrees, certificates, letters of recognition, and licenses.

At Prince George’s Community College, student and/or local business success is the highest priority. The college is committed to promoting opportunities for students and businesses to succeed! The college was named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education 2010–2015 by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.