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
2014 Aspen Institute Sector Strategy Academy Fellows Announced
Congratulations to NCWE member Edith Westfall of the University of the District of Columbia Community College for being selected as one of 27 workforce development leaders for the Aspen Instituteâ€™s Sector Skills Academy!
This group of fellows represents state and local public agencies, community-based nonprofits, labor-management partnerships, universities, worker centers, workforce investment boards (WIBs), and community colleges. They are helping prepare unemployed and under-employed individuals for jobs in a wide range of sectors, including health care, biotechnology, advanced manufacturing, construction and hospitality.
Edithâ€™s focus is hospitality and tourism. According to Edith, â€śDC is fortunate that we have more jobs than unemployed. I feel we owe it to our residents to make them competitive for these jobs and this strategy works. I am focusing on hospitality because it is a growing industry in the District. From new hotels to tourist attractions, performing arts venues, events, and sporting arenas, the local industry spans a broad range of jobs.â€ť
Over a 12-month period, this group of 27 fellows will participate in peer and classroom learning, site visits, and workshops, during which they will be encouraged to acquire new skills, engage in experiential learning, connect with peers, and build relationships with mentors and leaders. Academy faculty and mentors are drawn from experienced leaders in the field of sectoral employment development. Participants are expected to apply the lessons of the Academy to enhance their work in their chosen sector. To learn more about the new fellows and the Academy, please visit: www.sectorskillsacademy.org.
Other fellows from the Mid-Atlantic include:
| Alicia Schuller|| MD ||Health Care|| Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare |
| Geoffrey King|| DC||Hospitality and Tourism|| District of Columbia Workforce Investment Council|
| Kaylnn Hamilton|| PA ||Manufacturing|| Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy at Penn State|
| Lisa Varon|| PA||Early Childhood Education|| Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc.|
| William Padnos|| PA||Manufacturing|| New Century Careers|
| Zachary Boren|| DC||Manufacturing|| Office of Apprenticeship, U.S. Department of Labor - ETA|
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.