District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia
Beth M. Arman
Director, Technical Training Continuing Education and Economic Development
The Community College of Baltimore County
800 S. Rolling Rd., AF-202
Baltimore, MD 21228
Phone Number: (443) 840-4765
Fax Number: (443) 840-5035
District of Columbia Members
Region 14 News
Two Region 14 Colleges Selected for NCWE Exemplary Program Awards
Westmoreland County Community College in Pennsylvania and Tidewater Community College in Virginia were both honored at NCWEâ€™s annual conference for exemplary non-credit programs. Westmorelandâ€™s winning submission was "ShaleNet: Linking Talent to Opportunityâ€ť and Tidewaterâ€™s was "Non-Profit Academy of Excellence.â€ť See 2013 Exemplary Program Awards for more details about these two programs, as well as Tyler Junior Collegeâ€™s exemplary credit program in Texas.
Maryland Announces EARN Planning Grants
Marylandâ€™s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) announced 29 EARN (Employment Advancement Right Now) Maryland Planning Grants in December. The EARN initiative is designed to "ensure that Maryland employers have the talent they need to compete and grow while providing targeted education and skills training to Maryland workers.â€ť The 29 planning grants span several industry sectors and all regions of the state; the average amount is $22,000. Implementation grants will be awarded in June 2014.
The following NCWE members were involved in one or more successful EARN planning grants.
Anne Arundel Community College: supporting partner, cyber-security/information technology
Cecil College: lead applicant, transportation/logistics
Community College of Baltimore County: supporting partner, building information modeling; supporting partner, transportation and logistics; lead applicant and convener, health information technology
Montgomery College: lead applicant and convener, biotechnology; lead applicant and co-convener, transportation and logistics
Several other Maryland community colleges were also involved in one or more successful EARN planning grants, including: Allegany College; Chesapeake College; College of Southern Maryland; Hagerstown Community College; Howard Community College; Prince Georgeâ€™s Community College; and Wor-Wic Community College.