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State Announces Grant Awards for EARN Maryland Workforce

By Jordan Ballard

BALTIMORE- Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Secretary Leonard Howie on Monday announced the 28 winners of the 2014 Employment Advancement Right Now Maryland Implementation Grants.

The winners were selected as the partnerships that met industry needs, and to train Marylanders in the skills employers look for.

Grant winners represent the class of industry partnerships funded under this state-funded workforce and economic development grant initiative.

EARN Maryland, managed by DLLR, is the first state skills training initiative that is business-led, and collaborative, officials said. They added that the program is designed to ensure that Maryland employers have the talent they need to grow while providing precise education and training to Maryland workers.

Implementation Grants will fund worker training in the skills that employers demand, from the training providers best able to meet industry needs.
The average award amount is $179,302.  See below for the complete list of winners by industry:

2014 Implementation Grant Awardees

Strategic Industry Partnerships





Biotechnology  Baltimore Strategic Industry Partnership

Montgomery College

Baltimore BioWorks, Inc. and BioTechnical Institute of Maryland, Inc.




Prince George’s and Charles Counties Construction Industry

BIM Technology for the Incumbent Worker in the Construction Industry

Project Jump Start Construction Industry Partnership

Finishing Trades Institute

Towson University Division of Innovation and Applied Research

Job Opportunities Task Force (JOTF)

Cybersecurity / IT



IT Center for Excellence:  Preparing Rural Western Maryland for the Future

Central Maryland Cyber/IT Consortium

Allegany College

Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation

Green Industry



Water and Wastewater Career Development Partnership of Central Maryland

Baltimore Green Strategic Industry Partnership

Maryland Environmental Service (MES)

Civic Works




Healthcare Workers RX for Employability

Ready to Care: An Eastern Shore Partnership to Train Healthcare Workers

Baltimore Healthcare Partnership

Southern Maryland Healthcare Industry Alliance

Healthcare Partnership of Prince George’s and Charles Counties

Montgomery Business Development Corporation

Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center

Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare (BACH) and Center for Urban Families

Tri County Council for Southern Maryland

Associated Black Charities

Health Information Technology



m-Health Focused Health Tech SIP

Health Information Technology Strategic Industry Partnership

Howard Community College

Community College of Baltimore County

Retail/ Hospitality



Building Employer-led Alliances for Careers in Hospitality - Eastern Shore (BEACHES)

Purple Line Skills Training Partnership

Baltimore Regional Culinary/ Hospitality Strategic Industry Partnership

Wor-Wic Community College

CASA de Maryland, Inc.


Logistics / Transportation



Susquehanna Transportation and Logistics Partnership

Marine Trades Industry Partnership

Maritime Transportation & Logistics

Mid Maryland (MOVE) Transportation & Logistics

Cecil College

Marine Trade Association of Maryland

Maryland New Directions

Montgomery College and

Hagerstown Community College




Susquehanna Manufacturing Coalition

Washington County Manufacturing Partnership

Manufacturing Workforce Partnership of Frederick County

Maryland Manufacturing Boot Camp

Maryland Offshore Wind Strategic Industry Partnership

Susquehanna Workforce Network, Inc.

Volvo Group Trucks Operations of Mack Trucks, Inc.

Wright Manufacturing

Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership


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