Benchmarks of Success Monthly Newsletter - Issue 01, July 2018

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Monthly Newsletter  -  Issue 01, July 2018

Approved 2018 Maryland State Workforce Plan

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State Plan supports employers & jobseekers through innovations and partnerships

Today's announcement affirms the great work happening here in Maryland," said the Governor. "The new state workforce plan is the product of an unprecedented level of collaboration between state and local agencies, and is the state's blueprint for an integrated, industry-driven system that places our customers at the heart of decision-making."  Read more...

Quick Resources

Benchmarks of Success Resource Page

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Resource Page


2018 Newsletter Issue Dates

   8/15, 9/19, 10/17, 11/21, 12/19


Benchmarks of Success Introductory Video

Complementing the State Plan approval announcement, the first Benchmarks of Success video went “live” on DLLR’s YouTube site. This introductory video is the first in a series of six videos and provides a broad view of the Benchmarks of Success leadership tool. Featured in the video are Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Secretary Kelly M. Schulz; Maryland State Department of Education's Superintendent of Schools Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D.; Department of Human Services' Secretary Lourdes R. Padilla; and Governor's Workforce Development Board Executive Director Michael R. DiGiacomo. A future video will feature Governor's Workforce Development Board Chair Louis M. Dubin. 


Workforce Partners

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation                        Maryland Department of Human Services

Maryland State Department of Education                                                Governor's Workforce Development Board

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development                            Maryland Workforce Association

Did You Know...?

Benchmarks of Success:  Five Strategic Goals

Maryland's workforce system helps customers increase their earning capacity by maximizing their access to... 

  • Employment,
  • Skills and credentialing,
  • Life management skills, and
  • Strategies and resources that will help them eliminate barriers to employment, 

resulting in...

  • Strengthened and enhanced effectiveness and efficiency of Maryland's workforce system. 

    Maryland's workforce system will use the Benchmarks of Success as a framework for guiding the partners in working towards the shared goals and activities of the WIOA system.

    Upcoming Videos

    August 2018

    Targeted Audience: Management/Frontline Staff/Partners

    Featured Guest: Secretary Lourdes R. Padilla, Maryland Department of Human Services

    September 2018

    Targeted Audience: CEOs/Boards/Privates/Non-Profits

    Featured Guest: Board Chair Louis M. Dubin, Governor's Workforce Development Board

    October 2018

    Targeted Audience: Jobseekers/General Public

    Featured Guest: State Superintendent Karen B. Salmon, Maryland State Department of Education

    November 2018

    Targeted Audience: Employers

    Featured Guest: Secretary Kelly M. Schulz, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

    December 2018

    Targeted Audience: Elected Officials - Federal, State and Local

    Featured Guest: Secretary Kelly M. Schulz, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation