As reported in the Capital Gazette, Anne Arundel County’s Workforce Development Corporation (AAWDC) has received a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide job training to nearly 1,000 unemployed Marylanders for positions in IT and biotechnology fields.
The AAWDC will conduct a two-week boot camp to refresh the job-seekers’ skills. They will then be put into internships and apprenticeship programs intended to lead to jobs.
The program will serve 975 Marylanders unemployed for 27 weeks or longer. Many are at least 50 years old and have had their self-confidence damaged by their failure to get a job, said AAWDC President and CEO Kirkland Murray.