Baltimore City Public Schools creating new vision for career readiness

School/Business Partnership
In addition to hosting an apprentice, there are numerous opportunities to partner in career readiness activities with Baltimore City Public Schools. Some of the needs are guest speakers, mentors, hosting workplace tours and providing supplies.
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GBC releases ‘Creating a Successful School/Business Partnership: A Guide for Schools and Businesses’

GBC President and CEO Donald C. Fry and Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises have been collaborating to find ways the GBC and Baltimore’s business community can support city schools and students. Continue reading

Business partnerships sought for STEM education programs

In an effort to enhance STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) educational opportunities for the Baltimore region’s students, the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) has developed several programs that are volunteer-driven. MBRT is actively recruiting for the following initiatives that pair professionals with students and grade-school educators to advance the region’s STEM education. The partnership opportunities were discussed at the GBC Education and Workforce Committee meeting Thursday, April 3. … Continue reading

Mayor’s 2013 Hire One Youth campaign marches toward goal

Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO and Hire One Youth Leadership Team chair Donald C. Fry announced March 20 Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s 2013 Hire One Youth summer jobs campaign has resulted in commitments from 89 local businesses to fill 276 jobs with participants of Baltimore City’s YouthWorks summer jobs program. Karen Sitnick, director of the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, and Patrice Cromwell, director of economic development and integration initiatives … Continue reading

McDaniell College named a “Best Value” private college by Kiplinger

  McDaniel College is among the top liberal arts colleges named a “Best Value” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and the only Maryland liberal arts college to make the list. The rankings are available online and will be published in the magazine’s December issue (on newsstands Tuesday, November 6). The 200 colleges and universities that make Kiplinger’s list provide strong academics and affordability. Colleges and universities are assessed based on cost … Continue reading

Eight GBC members participate in McDaniel College’s Interviewing Day

  Several GBC members recently participated in Interviewing Day at McDaniel College. This sixth annual event at McDaniel gave students a leg up in the current job market and has been tremendously successful in the past with many students finding jobs or internships that led to full-time jobs after graduation. More than 40 McDaniel students majoring in economics and business administration and/or minoring in accounting, business administration, or economics, as … Continue reading

McDaniel named in “Colleges that Change Lives”

McDaniel is among a select group of 40 higher education institutions across the nation recognized in the newly released edition of the essential guidebook, “Colleges That Change Lives.” Prospective college students and their parents have been relying on the book’s expertise to help them look beyond the Ivies and big research universities to find the right college since 1996, when former New York Times education editor Loren Pope first published … Continue reading

Donald Fry: Employers: workplace skills gap driven by need for IT talent

  By Donald C. Fry It’s common these days for business CEOs and managers to complain that a “skills gap” exists in today’s workforce. I’ve heard numerous accounts of businesses that have job openings but are unable to fill them because they can’t find employees with the skills required for the jobs. Part of the challenge is that the skills needed in the modern workforce go beyond the academic skills … Continue reading

Donald Fry: STEM education: Coaxing young people back to the basics

  By Donald C. Fry Virtually everybody in business, government and education agrees that ramping up knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among young people in Maryland’s school systems and colleges is essential for the development of a workforce that can meet the needs of future employers. So, three years after the development of a STEM strategy for Maryland by a high-level gubernatorial task force, how are we … Continue reading

Donald Fry: Businesses must cultivate Baltimore’s youthful talent

  By Donald C. Fry More than 100 private-sector employers participated in Baltimore City’s new Hire One Youth jobs initiative this summer, with nearly 70 businesses placing 275 city youths in their work forces for summer jobs, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced last week. “Baltimore has one of the most successful summer jobs programs in the nation,” she told a roomful of Hire One Youth employers and their student workers who … Continue reading