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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published August 22, 2011

GOVERNOR O’MALLEY TO JOIN U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION DUNCAN AND DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS TO ANNOUNCE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP FOR JOB GROWTH AND SKILLS



ANNAPOLIS, MD (August 22, 2011) – TOMORROW, Governor Martin O’Malley will join U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Discovery Communications to announce a public-private partnership to promote job growth and jobs skills development.

To support job growth and to better position the State to compete in the emerging global economy, the O’Malley-Brown Administration has set a goal of increasing the number of Marylanders prepared for middle and high skilled jobs by increasing the number of Marylanders who receive skills training through the State’s workforce system by 20 percent by 2012.

Through the Skills2Compete-Maryland initiative, the Administration aims to have every working Marylander obtain access to the equivalent of at least two years of education or training past high school leading to a career or technical credential, industry certification, or a college degree.

WHAT: Governor O’Malley, U.S. Secretary Duncan to join Discovery Communications for skills
public-private partnership announcement

WHEN: TOMORROW, Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Montgomery College, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Health Sciences Center
7977 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
(Parking available in lot W1)