Contemporary Family Services (CFS) was founded as a comprehensive workforce and educational initiative to help District of Columbia residents succeed in the workplace. This public/private institution is an extension of CFS where CFS provides soft skills training, educational and workforce assessments and certification, and job placements to best position individuals for success in specialized labor forces.

Recognizing that participants enter CFS at various levels of educational and work experience, CFS will utilize the strengths of the experienced participants to help guide and shape the discussions. Guest speakers that have proven success in specified industries will engage participants to share best practices and lessons-learned that have led to their achievements.

The ultimate goal is for students to successfully matriculate into the workforce. Positioning them to obtain a living wage is essential. Hence, CFS aggressively seeks employer partners that (1) have an appreciation and understanding for the targeted workforce population, and (2) will place the participants on a “fast-track” to advance within their companies, based on relevant skill sets.

CFS includes engagement by existing, established employers to provide real-time feedback and guidance relative to workforce services. The use of technology will be infused into the curriculum that expounds on video footage to highlight how things really work on the workplace.

Philosophy & Mission

Contemporary Family Services (CFS) was founded as a comprehensive workforce and educational initiative that seeks to help DC residents succeed in the workplace. This public/private institution is an outgrowth of CFS where CFS provides soft skills training, educational and workforce assessments and certification, and job placements to best position individuals for success in specialized labor forces. John L. Monroe, Jr., DSW, is the sole proprietor of Contemporary Family Services, in which Career Training Institute is a component.

Certifications & Credentials

Contemporary Family Services Career Training Institute is approved to operate by the Higher Education Licensure Commission. Industry recognized certifications and innovative wraparound support services are available to participants. CFS offers an intensive soft skills training to prepare the participants for today’s workforce; provides state-of-the-art education and training opportunities.

Services Provided

The following Career Services will be provided:

    • Vocational Occupational License

    • Personnel certification from industry or professional association

    • Other skill certificate for specific skill sets or competencies within one or more industries or occupations

    • Career counseling services

    • Resume building

    • Internships, externships, on-the-job training, transitional employment opportunities mock interviewing

    • Job matching

    • Job development/job placement

    • Post-placement follow-up services

    • Wrap Around Services to support life altering issues

     

    Admissions

    Please contact our Admissions Team at 240.602.8735 to learn more about funding sources.