Who We Are

Main Office

PowerTrain was founded in 1994 as a woman-owned, small business. Since then, we have supported thousands of government and commercial projects on a wide variety of human performance initiatives. In a rapidly evolving industry in which technological adaptability and innovation are critical, we are proud to be celebrating 27 years in the business! As evidenced by the effectiveness of our training in quantified evaluations and our numerous awards, PowerTrain develops powerful training.

We turn your ideas and challenges into impactful results.

We are agile, client-oriented, responsive, customer-focused, cutting-edge, cost-effective, friendly, and reasonably priced. In short, PowerTrain is a world-class, high-tech, customer-focused company that provides fast, successful solutions to your organization's challenges.

Who we are is best expressed by what we do creatively and how we can work together to turn your ideas into impactful results. Our philosophy is to provide our clients with unparalleled service and support in the areas of training and human performance improvement. At PowerTrain, we highly value our client relationships and make sure this translates into dynamic, expertly produced products and services.

Senior Program Managers

What We Do

Our creative, multidisciplinary staff is among the best in the business.

PowerTrain's senior management and much of our staff have worked together in various capacities for over 20 years. We know each other, like each other, and are committed to supporting a creative, innovative, and flexible work environment that has a focus on the customer, a focus on quality, and a focus on learning. One benefit of working with PowerTrain is that we are agile and responsive. We don't have a large, complex organizational structure or Board of Directors that we answer to. PowerTrain's founders, owners, and senior managers who scope and plan your work are the same folks who are involved in the day-to-day efforts to create your products and deliver your services. There is no middle man at PowerTrain; the manager you talk with at the beginning of the project is the person who will be creating and delivering the product.

The number of clients who have returned to us again and again since our founding shows our commitment to client satisfaction. Many of our clients have worked with us for over 15 years, and in fact, our very first client is still our client today. PowerTrain's work is about ¾ government and ¼ commercial.

PowerTrain is conveniently located in Landover, Maryland. Our office is an easy Metro ride or 20-minute drive from downtown Washington, DC. And we are just two blocks from the New Carrollton Metro stop on the Orange Line and the Amtrak Train Station.

More About PowerTrain


Horizon Interactive Awards
Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards - Bronze 2015
Learning 100 - By Elearning! Media Group - Top Learning Organization 2013
Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards - Bronze Excellence in Learning 2015
Horizon Interactive Awards - 2015 Health / Human Services Websites - U.S. Air Force Firefighter Fitness and Wellness Training Program
Horizon Interactive Awards - 2015 Training / E-Learning Websites - U.S. Air Force Firefighter Fitness and Wellness Training Program


Our Clients

PowerTrain has provided training and human capital support spanning across the Federal Government. Our Federal clients constitute about three-quarters of our work, with one-quarter in the commercial industry.

Some of our larger Federal clients include:

  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Census Bureau
  • Coast Guard
  • Customs and Border Protection
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of the Air Force
  • Department of the Army
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of the Navy
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Department of Transportation
  • Executive Office of the President
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
  • Federal Protective Service
  • General Services Administration
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Mine Safety and Health Administration
  • National Defense University
  • National Fire Academy
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Office of Personnel Management
  • Social Security Administration

A few of our commercial clients include:

  • American Integrated Training Systems, Inc.
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Red Cross
  • AT&T
  • Bell South
  • Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation
  • Center for Applied Linguistics
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Innovative Housing
  • Institute of International Education - Fulbright
  • National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
  • Phillips Office Solutions
  • Qwest (now CenturyLink)
  • Reuters Perfect Pet Resort
  • Safety Solutions Incorporated
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • St. Josephs Children's Hospital
  • Trout Unlimited
  • Verizon Yellow Pages
  • Virginia Department of Transportation

Contract Vehicles

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) USALearning® Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract

PowerTrain's USALearning® contract provides Federal organizations with a vehicle to effectively and efficiently achieve agency missions and enable high quality, just-in-time learning and human capital solutions for Federal employees. Through PowerTrain's USALearning® contract, Federal agencies can purchase state-of-the-art products and services quickly and efficiently.

The USALearning® process is straightforward and only takes about 8 weeks to get your project started. You don't have to research the market for resources, write a Request for Proposal (RFP), and wait for competitive bids. USALearning® handles it all quickly and efficiently with personal assistance—including helping you with formulating project work statements (PWS) and the internal paperwork. Email for more information: Info@powertrain.com

PowerTrain Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS) Unrestricted

The HCaTS Unrestricted contract is a partnership between OPM and GSA and is a strategically sourced IDIQ vehicle to provide Federal agencies with a reliable way to obtain PowerTrain's best value solutions for both their human capital and training service requirements.

Select PowerTrain HCaTS to learn more about this contract vehicle, or email info@powertrain.com.

PowerTrain Human Capital and Training Solutions Small Business (HCaTS SB)

The HCATS SB is an IDIQ set-aside for small businesses. PowerTrain is a woman-owned small business under this contract. HCaTS SB provides Federal agencies with a reliable way to obtain PowerTrain's best value solutions for both their human capital and training service requirements.

Select PowerTrain HCaTS to learn more about this contract vehicle, or email info@powertrain.com.

Federal Purchase Cards and Purchase Orders

PowerTrain accepts Federal Government Purchase Cards and Purchase Orders using SAM.GOV, Optional Form 347(OF 347), and Standard Form 182 (SF-182) for all of our services.

(Agencies may use a SF-182 for individual and group training development and acquisition services. The SF-182 has a ceiling of $250,000, as set by the "simplified acquisition threshold" under Section 805 of the National Defense Authorization Act. Although the amount is contained in the NDAA, it applies to all 24 "CFO" agencies per OMB memo M-18-18.)

For more information, email info@powertrain.com, or call 301-731-0900.