Prospective Students


Application and Enrollment

Individuals can apply in person at SOME CET, located at 4430 Benning Road, NE, Washington, DC 20019. Walk-in applicants are accepted weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 8:30am – 11:00am.

For more information about the application process, contact the CET Marketing and Outreach Manager, Maria James, at 202.765.1357 or [email protected].

Support Services

SOME CET’s support services are designed to help students to prepare for full-time employment while training, and to retain full-time employment after graduation. Trainee services include case management, support services groups, and money management classes.

After graduation, retention and follow-up services are provided, including job coaching, monthly check-ins, and job-related rewards and incentives, including up to $500 in incentives for those who maintain their employment.

Career Services

The Career Services Department is all about the return on investment.

We know how to help you explore career options and externships, prepare for your job search, and think about your future. You might know where you’re headed, or you may not have an idea how to start. Whatever the case, the Center’s advisors staff looks forward to meeting you. We are your career resource and we can add value to you pre- and post- SOME CET experience.


Applicants must be at least 18 years old and MUST have:

  • State-issued ID
  • Social Security Card
  • Birth certificate
  • Current TB test result

All applicants must possess the basic math and English skills needed to benefit from the program.


In accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act Amendment of 1989, SOME CET will provide a drug-free workplace and training center.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Applicants may be able to receive a SOME tuition scholarship if the following criteria are met:

  • Household income is below 200% of the federal poverty line, based on individual or family income in the last 12 months.
  • Lack the skills, work experience and education to currently obtain and maintain employment at the District of Columbia regulated living wage.
  • Intention and reasonable ability to obtain full-time employment in the area of study.
  • Readiness to begin intensive job training.
  • Maintain satisfactory progress in training.
  • Maintain compliance with trainee rights and responsibilities outlined in the student catalog.
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