Welcome to the WorkForce Center.

Successful businesses invest in their people today to develop the skills needed for tomorrow. The new WorkForce Center, powered by the College of Southern Maryland, has 60 years of experience and expertise in learning, training and developing organizations and employees at all levels. We focus on delivering proven customer-centric solutions for employee training and development. Our resources are aligned to meet the vision of your progressive business needs. The WorkForce Center delivers off-the-shelf, personalized, and customized solutions that increase your workforce productivity.


Our Services


  • On-site, online or on-campus

  • Off-the-shelf, personalized or customized

  • Skills gap assessments

  • Workforce consulting and planning

  • Organizational development

Our Staff

  • Melissa Coker headshot

    Melissa Coker is the Business Solutions Specialist for the WorkForce Center at the College of Southern Maryland.  She seeks to understand the goals and objectives of an organization and works to design solutions based on the specific needs of the business.  Melissa earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and is a Certified Contract Trainer. She serves as the secretary for MD WorkSmart Advisory Group and is actively involved with the Chamber of Commerce and local business community.  Melissa has 18+ years of experience in needs assessments, marketing and sales.

    — Melissa Coker, Business Solutions Specialist, WorkForce Center
  • Britonia Akas headshot

    Brit Akas is the Business Developer for the WorkForce Center at the College of Southern Maryland. He is the point of contact for contract training solutions for all business needs. Brit’s job is to partner with your business, and do a complimentary consultation assessment based needs of your business. Brit has over 10+ years work experience in sales, analytics, and marketing; he has received his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance and economics and is currently pursuing his MBA with a focus in marketing.

    — Brit Akas, Business Developer, WorkForce Center