Get Ready for EARN!


Collaborating with the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce for the first time, JOTF hosted a forum in September dedicated specifically to Maryland’s new Employment Advancement Right Now initiative.


The event, generously hosted by Kaiser Permanente at their Medical Center in Largo, featured a unique panel of speakers who took questions from nearly 100 audience members about the EARN program. Designed to develop a highly skilled workforce for in-demand industries like healthcare and construction, EARN will award state grants to industry-led partnerships that train these workers.


Held shortly before EARN applications were due to state officials, our experts explained details of the program as well as how to successfully form and execute industry partnerships. Panelists included Laura Dresser from the Center on Wisconsin Strategy, Fred Dedrick from the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and officials from the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, including Secretary Leonard J. Howie III.


For more information, contact Caryn York, 443-692-9424.
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