Benchmarks of Success Monthly Newsletter - Issue 05, November 2018

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Monthly Newsletter  -  Issue 05, November 2018

Success Story

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Maryland's Food Supplement Employment and Training (FSET) Program - connecting people who receive monthly food supplement benefits to free job-driven training programs

Cyndicy had set out to change her life. After spending her teenage and young adult years struggling through poverty, unemployment, and incarceration in Baltimore City, Cyndicy—a single mother of four—took a chance on a job-training program she saw advertised in a flyer. At the Jane Addams Resource Corporation, she enrolled in a six-months-long course in Computer Numerical Machining—a technical skill that underpins the robotics and machine industries.

Cyndicy says that her driving motivation is to build a better life for her kids and for herself. Even in the face of obstacles that were bigger than many people will experience, she held her family in her heart and worked to get to the next opportunity. FSET training providers welcome participants with a history of incarceration or other employment challenges. Those obstacles don’t stop most of our students, and they didn’t stop Cyndicy either. After she graduated from her CNC Machining course as a Certified Machining Specialist, Cyndicy was hired right away at a local robotics firm making $23 per hour plus benefits. Today, about two years since graduating, she makes over $30 per hour and has her eyes set on the next level of achievement. Cyndicy wants to help designs get off the ground at her job, and she’s thinking about pursuing her engineering degree. With the career she has now, her new dreams are within reach! Learn More…

Quick Resources

Benchmarks of Success Resource Page

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Resource Page

Maryland’s State Combined Workforce Plan

Upcoming 2018 Newsletters 

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Benchmarks of Success Video - Employers

As promised, video five in the Benchmarks of Success video series is now available on the DLLR website.

Featuring Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Secretary Kelly Schulz, this video focuses on Benchmarks messages of interest to employers.

Video six featuring DLLR Secretary Kelly Schulz will be released December 17.

Secretary Schulz - video 5

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...?

Maryland's Latest Workforce Development Updates

Through inter-agency collaboration, the Hogan Administration continues its innovative approach to offering services by providing both employers and employees with the opportunity to improve their performance and thrive in Maryland.

  • Maryland Workforce Expressway Launch. Governor Larry Hogan, in collaboration with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Maryland Department of Commerce, Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation, Maryland State Department of Education, Maryland Higher Education Commission, and the Maryland Department of Human Services, unveiled the Maryland Workforce Expressway at the Hogan Administration’s Montgomery County Cabinet Day. This innovative website will modernize the way our businesses connect with Maryland’s incredible array of workforce resources, helping our businesses identify and grow their talent. Learn More…
  • Hogan Administration Proclaims November Hire A Veteran Month. Governor Larry Hogan has signed an official proclamation designating November as “Hire A Veteran” Month in Maryland. The month-long observance raises awareness of veteran employment opportunities, and familiarizes citizens, business, and others with the many workforce services available to veteran jobseekers and employers. Learn More…
  • Getting to know Workforce Partner the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS). DHS and its workforce development partners believe that a great job opens doors to financial independence, self-sufficiency, and thriving families. That’s why we’re working closely with our partners at the federal, state, and local levels to establish strong career pathways for unemployed and underemployed people across the state. DHS offers several programs that are dedicated to helping eligible participants find, train for, and obtain employment that will pave the way to a lifelong career. Learn more…
  • Governor Hogan Proclaims November 12-18, National Apprenticeship Week in Maryland. The week-long observance raised awareness of the meaningful contributions that apprenticeship programs across the U.S. make to our country’s workforce. Throughout the week, Maryland joined other states across the nation to celebrate apprenticeship as a proven workforce development tool and to acknowledge the success of the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program in growing Registered Apprenticeships throughout the state. Our state now has more than 10,000 apprentices earning and learning throughout the state, in leading industries ranging from construction to cybersecurity and hospitality to healthcare. Learn More…


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December 2018


Targeted Audience: Elected Officials - Federal, State, and Local                                                                                  Featured Guest: Secretary Kelly M. Schulz, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation