Company History. Since 1974

Formed in 1974, the Western Maryland Consortium was created through an agreement between the Boards of County Commissioners of member counties – Allegany, Garrett, and Washington – to provide workforce development services to regional residents.

The mission of the Consortium is to provide informational, educational, and job training services to unemployed or underemployed adults, youth, and dislocated workers who are residents of western Maryland.

Our services are funded under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) with the goals of increasing employment, retention, earnings, and occupational skills of participants.  As a result, the State of Maryland and nation as a whole will experience improved workforce quality, reduced welfare dependency, and enhanced productivity and competitiveness.