Maryland’s HBCUs Fuel Economy, Innovation and Upward Mobility

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This commentary appeared in The Daily Record on December 16, 2021. Last December, Mackenzie Scott, the philanthropist and ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, donated $85 million to three of Maryland’s four Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCUs. The recipients of the generosity were Bowie State University, Morgan State...
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WBAL NewsRadio: President of the Greater Baltimore Committee speaks on family supporting jobs and breaking disparities

"Our board of directors felt that rather than looking just at the current workforce, they wanted to look ahead, look 10 years out from a regional perspective," said Fry.
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Technical.ly: Web developer is one of Baltimore’s top 20 family-supporting jobs

It points to areas where tech skills can lead to more jobs. Getting to that point will require a focus on workforce development and education by the business community, the report states. It also means a focus on education and training that is inclusive, and barriers.
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Baltimore Sun: Greater Baltimore Committee report identifies top family-supporting jobs in region over next decade

The business advocacy group recommended an array of ways to match workforce training and education with those jobs and to address workforce barriers such as structural racism and gender inequities.
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BBJ: Construction, medical and IT jobs lead list of top local growth industries, GBC report says

The Greater Baltimore Committee, a nonprofit group of regional business leaders that spearheaded the report, is expected to make recommendations on the study's findings over the coming months for academic and training courses.
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The Daily Record: Report identifies top family-supporting jobs in next decade

The report found the top 20 growing occupations that do not require a four-year degree, that pay a minimum of $22 an hour and are in the business services, construction, health care or information technology industry.
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Greater Baltimore Committee issues Workforce Development Report

The report, Preparing for the Future: A Regional Workforce Development Initiative, includes more than 50 recommendations to ensure the region has a pipeline of skilled workers to fill high growth family-supporting jobs.
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GBC Newsmaker Speaker Series: Meet University of Maryland President Darryll Pines and Coppin State University President Anthony Jenkins

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee in welcoming Darryll Pines as President of the University of Maryland College Park and Anthony Jenkins as President of Coppin State University. Learn more about their plans for the future and what’s next for these Maryland higher education institutions. Darryll J. Pines, President of University of Maryland,...
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BBJ: Why this Baltimore pastor thinks broadband internet should be a public utility

Yeary spoke to nearly 200 businesspeople during a June 26 webinar hosted by Greater Baltimore Committee focused on structural racism and closing racial wealth gaps. Covid-19 and the recent killing of George Floyd, a Black man, in Minneapolis police custody, have spurred a new wave of critical discussions around how racial...
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The Daily Record: Md. university leaders say twin crises are taking a toll on campuses

At a panel discussion sponsored by the Greater Baltimore Committee on June 8, college leaders said they are promoting more mental health options and providing forums for participating in the national conversations about racism.
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