Benchmarks of Success Monthly Newsletter - Issue 02, August 2018

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Monthly Newsletter  -  Issue 02, August 2018

Success Story

Ethan - electrical

Working together, Maryland workforce partners pave the way for Ethan's future

Veteran Ethan had a series of short-term, low-paying positions in a number of industries and had difficulty maintaining a stable career path leading to a sustainable income and growth opportunities. With the help of WIOA-funded training, MSDE's Department of Rehabilitative Services, and DLLR's Registered Apprenticeship program, Ethan is already enjoying greater stability and earnings. Read more...

Quick Resources

Benchmarks of Success Resource Page

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Resource Page

Maryland’s State Combined Workforce Plan

2018 Newsletter Issue Dates

   9/19, 10/17, 11/21, 12/18               ____________________________

Benchmarks of Success Video - Management, Frontline Staff, and Partners

As promised, part 1 of the second video in the Benchmarks of Success series is now available on the DLLR website. Featuring Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Lourdes R. Padilla, this video focuses on State Plan and Benchmarks messages of interest to management, frontline staff, and workforce partners.

Parts 2 and 3 will be released August 28 and 30.

Padilla video

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...?

Six Benchmarks of Success committees are hard at work... 

  • Executive Steering - provides strategic leadership for the rollout and implementation of the Benchmarks initiative
  • WIOA Alignment - oversees and coordinates the activities of the Benchmarks committees
  • Data and Dashboard - creates a sustainable system supporting local areas in utilizing the Benchmarks to continuously improve the quality of their service delivery
  • Professional Development and Technical Assistance - produces, disseminates, and facilitates professional development and technical assistance programming supporting WIOA partners regarding the significance of the Benchmarks and how they can be used to drive continuous improvement
  • Communications - promotes the Benchmarks statewide and educates local workforce areas on the value, implementation, and outcomes of the initiative
  • Policy - identifies opportunities which support the Benchmarks implementation via policy changes

...providing strategic planning and organizational infrastructure to ensure successful implementation of the Benchmarks leadership tool.

Upcoming Videos

September 2018 

Targeted Audience: CEOs/Boards/Privates/Nonprofits                                                                                          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