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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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Western Maryland Consortium – UPDATED WIOA Strategic Plan & Memorandum of Understanding

Posted on:Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 @ 2:23 pm


Please note updates to the following documents on the Workforce Development Board page:   WMC WIOA Strategic Plan (Revised July 23, 2019) Click here for Western Maryland Consortium Workforce Innovation And Opportunity Act Strategic Plan (Revised July 23, 2019)   WMC Memorandum of Understanding Click here for Western Maryland Consortium Memorandum of Understanding    

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Workforce Development Board Meeting Dates

Posted on:Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 @ 3:27 pm

The meeting dates of the Western Maryland Workforce Development Board are: * Wednesday, September 25, 2019 * Wednesday, December 11, 2019 * Wednesday, March 18, 2020 * Wednesday, June 17, 2020 All meetings begin at 10 a.m. and are to be held at the American Job Center located at 138 Baltimore Street, Suite 102, Cumberland, MD …

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It takes more than steam to move a train!

Posted on:Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 @ 8:12 am


Mike Kessell registered with the Allegany County Office of the Western Maryland Consortium with the intent of pursuing a training program that would provide not just a job –but a career….

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Job Success with WMC Work Experience Program

Posted on:Friday, March 8th, 2019 @ 3:41 pm


Amanda Lloyd, a certified phlebotomist, received on the job training at Garrett Regional Medical Center through Western Maryland Consortium’s Work Experience Program. Through participating in the two-month program, she gained hands-on experience that enabled her to land a full-time position working in GRMC’s lab department.

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Column: On-the-Job Training Program a tool to connect employers, workers

Posted on:Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 @ 8:38 am


By Susan Small for Crossroads Business Journal HAGERSTOWN, Md. – It’s the age-old adage: Unemployed are looking for a job, underemployed are searching for a better job, and companies are on a quest for qualified employees. As the Washington County (Md.) Business Development staff is out in the community, workforce efforts are often a hot topic. …

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