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Learning Skills for Life (LSFL) is a 5-week intensive bartending and pre-employment experience designed to jumpstart participants' career training, workforce readiness, and employment opportunities. The Washington Literacy Center, in partnership with Diageo, one of the world's leading beverage companies, and The Professional Bartending School, Inc., is excited to offer this unique, no-cost learning opportunity. This opportunity is available to low-income or unemployed participants in Washington, DC, and surrounding communities seeking to enter and learn about the bartending and hospitality/tourism industry.

Through customized skills-building training, participants earn nationally recognized certifications as they enhance their readiness to enter the local workforce. The carefully crafted curriculum is designed to give participants the best chance of securing a job and a career in the service and hospitality industry. 

LSFL program participants will engage in Life Skills, Bartending, and Employment Readiness. The program also features resume development, career coaching, and job placement services.


Learning Skills for Life delivers tailored skills to match the bartending and service needs of the Washington metropolitan area while positively impacting participants' lives, families, and communities. This learning opportunity empowers participants to set long-term goals and charting pathways to ensure continued growth, professional development, and lifelong learning.

The next cohort is from March 4, 2024 - April 5, 2024. FREE BARTENDER TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP (FOR NON-BARTENDERS, this scholarship is for those seeking to enter the bartending industry)


To apply, click the link below:

Learning Skills for Life Online Application

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The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.

- Stan Gudder

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