Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates Click Here

News & Success Stories

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 …

» Read more

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    

» Read more

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 …

» Read more

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….

» Read more

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.

» Read more

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. …

» Read more

Stewart: Overcoming barriers ‘means the world to me’

Posted on:Friday, October 12th, 2018 @ 1:54 pm


Fort Hill grad enters workforce with sense of purpose * Follow the Consortium on Facebook! CUMBERLAND, Md., Oct. 12, 2018 – A couple of summers ago, Delanté Stewart seemed like he was facing a mountain. Of dishes, that is. Stewart, then 21 years old, had a job at a local restaurant that required him to …

» Read more

Stratton: ‘Know that the tough times won’t last forever’

Posted on:Friday, August 31st, 2018 @ 9:21 am


Local woman climbs ladder of success with Consortium’s help * Follow the Western Maryland Consortium on Facebook! CUMBERLAND, Md., Aug. 31, 2018 – In late 2009, Nicole Stratton was at her wit’s end. A single mother of three children ages 13, 10 and 6 months, she was tired of feeling underpaid and overworked in her …

» Read more

Herald-Mail: Summer job program a home run for Boonsboro baseball fan

Posted on:Monday, August 27th, 2018 @ 8:03 am

This Herald-Mail photo shows Andrew Himes, a Western Maryland Consortium client, working with at Municipal Stadium with the Hagerstown Suns.

By Janet Heim If Andrew Himes of Boonsboro could pick his dream job, it would definitely be related to baseball. A baseball fan since elementary school, Andrew devotes countless hours to listening to the Baltimore Orioles on the radio in his room. His family doesn’t have MASN, the cable channel that carries Orioles games. He …

» Read more

Homecoming: LaVale woman works through barriers to land dream job

Posted on:Friday, August 24th, 2018 @ 8:39 am


CRESAPTOWN, Md., Aug. 24, 2018 — The road back home for Emily Howsare was chock full of ruts and potholes. Her landing spot, however, has been as smooth as silk. Howsare, 20, of LaVale, recently began her new position as teacher’s aide at Calvary Christian Academy in Cresaptown. Howsare had left CCA after 13 years …

» Read more