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WMC Orientation

Posted on:Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 @ 3:19 pm

Please join us for a Virtual Orientation through our Crowdcast page! WMC Orientation *Please note that any information that is asked to be provided when signing up for our orientation comes directly to us and is kept confidential by our staff. Orientation Transcript Mobile Support On Android, Crowdcast can be used with Chrome for Android …

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WMC Success Story – Jaice Piper

Posted on:Friday, March 12th, 2021 @ 9:01 am

                                            Nursing Student Success in Garrett County!  Jaice Piper registered as a client with the Western Maryland Consortium in Garrett County in early 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic devasted the world. She was seeking assistance with funding for a Licensed Practical Nursing training program, and at the time not realizing the need and …

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WMC Success Story – Shadashua Malone

Posted on:Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 @ 3:15 pm

Shadashua Malone was an incredibly young teenager when she had her first child; she had dropped out of school to raise her baby and then became pregnant again a few years later. As a single parent of two, Shadashua was forced to live on Temporary Cash Assistance from the Department of Social Services to support …

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WMC Success Story – Gracee Jacobs

Posted on:Friday, December 4th, 2020 @ 10:19 am

Gracee Jacobs Gracee Jacobs came to the Western Maryland Consortium newly recovering from a heroin addiction with no high school diploma and no work experience.  She had started taking GED classes through Allegany County Adult Basic Education’s Career Pathways Program (a shared partners program with the Consortium).  Gracee was also supported through the National Health …

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WMC Success Story – Ronda Umbel

Posted on:Friday, November 20th, 2020 @ 12:51 pm

Training & Employment Goals Achieved for Garrett County Client  Ronda came to the Garrett County office of the Western Maryland Consortium in late 2019 seeking a skills upgrade to increase her income and job opportunities.  She was a dislocated worker struggling through inconsistent part time jobs and had been affected by the opioid epidemic relying …

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WMC Success Story – Bryson Brill

Posted on:Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 @ 8:52 am

 Garrett County Youth Success through Summer Work Program Bryson Brill entered the Summer Youth Program through the Western Maryland Consortium in June of 2020 as a recent high school graduate with limited employability skills. He had worked a part time job with no room for growth and he realized he wanted more for his life. …

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Has your business been impacted by COVID-19?

Posted on:Friday, August 21st, 2020 @ 11:41 am

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Posted on:Monday, July 20th, 2020 @ 10:05 am

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WMC Success Story – Nicole Norris

Posted on:Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 @ 9:52 am

Nicole relocated from Texas to Allegany County to be closer to her family.  Once established in her new home, Nicole began investigating job search/job training opportunities.  Nicole discovered the Western Maryland Consortium, and she immediately applied to explore the options provided by the WIOA Program.   Nicole was registered and assessed for appropriate services by Gail …

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WMC Success Story – Gregory Baker

Posted on:Monday, June 29th, 2020 @ 3:08 pm

GARRETT COUNTY YOUTH OVERCOMES BARRIERS AND SEIZES SECOND CHANCE OPPORTUNITY Many squander opportunity, but not Gregory Baker. Greg had a second chance and he has taken full advantage of it. In his teens he began to experiment with drugs, and eventually became addicted. This lifestyle eventually led him to prison, where he had time to …

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