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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.   Mobile Support On Android, Crowdcast can be used with Chrome for Android or …

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Youth

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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WMC Success Story – John Lease & Devin Holbrook

Posted on:Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 @ 1:41 pm

John Lease & Devin Holbrook On April 30, 2019 Verso Corporation announced the closure of the Luke, MD paper manufacturing plant. It wasn’t long before John Lease and Devin Holbrook contacted the Western Maryland Consortium.  John registered with the Garrett County office and Devin registered with the Allegany County Office.  John’s and Devin’s goals were …

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WMC Success Story – Renee Lantz

Posted on:Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 @ 2:28 pm

A New Career Pathway for Garrett County Resident Garrett County resident Renee Lantz came to the Western Maryland Consortium in the Summer of 2019 ready to make a career change that would benefit her future.  She had a clear goal of becoming Certified in Medical Coding and Billing, but needed some financial assistance to achieve …

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WMC Success Story – Denis Ayers

Posted on:Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 @ 2:24 pm

Serving the general public in Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties, the Western Maryland Consortium is a regional workforce development agency. We strive to help workers improve their skills and find employment, leading to self-sufficiency as quickly as possible. Skilled training is provided to those with a demonstrated need and is aligned with the skill shortages …

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WMC Success Story – Zaira Rodriguez

Posted on:Monday, March 23rd, 2020 @ 3:01 pm

Zaira Rodriguez-Hernandez Zaira is a Career Pathways participant that has successfully been progressing through all of her steps towards completing the Certified Medicine Aide Certification program at HCC.  What is truly remarkable is that Zaira first became my client in November 2018 and not once did she lose sight of her many goals. Zaira’s accomplishments …

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WMC Success Story – Barry Upole

Posted on:Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 @ 2:44 pm

Training & Employment Goals Achieved for Garrett County Client! Barry Upole has always been willing to work hard as he proved while working on his family’s farm growing up in Garrett County, MD. Now with a young family of his own to support, Barry knew he wanted to secure a great future for them. He …

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WMC Success Story – John Martin

Posted on:Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 @ 2:41 pm

Business & Client Success in Garrett County! John Martin has been known in the community as a young man with a strong work and moral ethic. Because of this, a local business owner focused on designing and crafting canoes contacted the Western Maryland Consortium Garrett County office when he had a job opening at their …

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