Learn about the biotechnology game and how to get into it
The BIOTrain Partnership will be visiting the Montgomery Works One Stop Career Center at Wheaton Mall to promote employment opportunities in the biotechnology industry.
Join us to network with professionals and see the tools of the trade in action. In addition to hands on laboratory activities on the MdBioLab mobile laboratory, biotechnology professionals from Amarax Clinical Reserachand Aerotek Scientific will be available for consultations. Details about the Montgomery College Biotechnology Program will also be available for participants
To learn more and to register, visit the website.
Montgomery County Workforce Data Available
The Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) recently held a retreat to update its Strategic Plan. It commissioned Dr. Stephen Fuller, Dwight Schar Faculty Chair and University Professor and Director, Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University to provide workforce and occupational data to guide the discussion. Dr. Fuller’s report is avalable online, in addition to the presentation he made during the retreat.
The data provided by Dr. Fuller reaffirmed that the WIB was working with key industries for the County as called for in its Strategic Plan. The WIB’s three targeted industries are health, professional and technical services ad food service/hospitality.
The WIB’s strategic plan is also available online.
Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board Annual Report
The Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board Annual Report for FY2012 is now available online. Read all about the programs operated by the Division of Workforce Services under the direction of the WIB. Job
satisfaction, employee retention, and business development are critical factors in the region’s economic growth.
ACE-Accelerating Connections to Employment
CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT PROGRAM
ACE offers a training program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor that offers scholarships for a Certified Nursing Assistant training program. The services and curriculum has been designed specifically for this project as part of a government study to observe and test the delivery of training and its methodology.
This is a special training program that provides unique academic and workforce support, and for the student who receives the ACE scholarship they will receive:
- Computer basics, reading, and communication for the workplace
- Job Readiness, placement assistance & ongoing career counseling
There is one final class being offered which will begin in Silver Spring in May and run through August 2015. The class schedule will be Monday through Friday, from 8:30 to 4 pm. After proving eligibility, the ACE applicants will be awarded the scholarship by lottery (anonymous selection). There will be 16 scholarships awarded per class.
To get additional information as well as program updates call the Information, 301-929-6880, ext. 1567, or email Maria Dent-Turner, ACE Career Navigator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or attend an ACE Information Session held at:
MontgomeryWorks, Westfield South Building,
11002 Veirs Mill Road, Room 407, 4th floor,
Wheaton, MD 20902
Fridays at 11 am
(NO SESSION 2/20/15, call the Info Line for schedule changes, cancellations, and updates)
Review the ACE CNA Program Flyer
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