BBJ: Catalyte to spin out workforce retraining platform, RetrainAmerica, as independent entity

RetrainAmerica builds on Catalyte's existing thesis that workers with varying skill sets can be "retrained" to fill in-demand tech roles.

GBC Legislative Forum features discussions on COVID-19 vaccine rollout, state budget, racial equity and more

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"There are very few times when there is one issue that dominates everything else…When and where can people get vaccinated? That is the single most important thing in state government right now."--Senate President Bill Ferguson

Bank of America gives Morgan State University $1 Million for jobs initiative

With the support from Bank of America, Morgan State University will enhance existing programs to meet specific skills gaps to create higher paying, family-sustaining jobs that are in demand.

BBJ: Sheppard Pratt expanding workforce training pipeline with $250K grant

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In the last two years, the system's Vocational Services Program was able to place 84% of its total homeless veteran clients in jobs and achieved an ideal 100% rate for those who were chronically homeless.

Greater Baltimore Committee issues guide to create successful school/business partnerships

Creating a Successful School/Business Partnership: A Guide for Schools and Businesses was developed as part of the GBC's work with Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises to find ways the GBC and Baltimore's business community can support city schools and students.

BBJ: Catalyte trains Baltimore residents to be software developers, city employees through new partnership

Hsu noted that the fellowship model could also save the city money, and prevent the need to outsource when it needs IT help or new tech tools. For what it typically costs to hire one IT consultant, Catalyte can produce four or five fellows, he said.
Read More... 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.

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.

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.

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.