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August 25, 2016

CONTACT: Fronda Cohen
410-887-8032 office 410-967-6970 cell
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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act local plan open for public comment

Towson, MD — Baltimore County’s blueprint for implementing the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is open for public comment. The draft plan outlines how the County will work to achieve a job-driven workforce system that helps job seekers and workers access employment, education, training and support services so they succeed in the labor market. The plan also addresses ways to match employers with the skilled workers needed to compete in the global economy.

The local plan was developed by the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development and the Baltimore County Workforce Development Board. The Board consists of a diverse group of local businesses, major employers, labor representatives and community partners.

The plan incorporates priorities adopted in the most recent federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law July, 2014.

The Baltimore County Local Workforce Area Plan is available at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/business. Comments on the draft plan will be accepted until September 15, 2016 and should be sent to localplancomments@baltimorecountymd.gov. Please include a page reference for each comment to facilitate review.

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June 16, 2016

CONTACT: Fronda Cohen
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fcohen@baltimorecountymd.gov

“Next Up Baltimore County” video series launches with invention, entrepreneurship, 3D

Towson, MD – A new video series produced by the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development explores what makes Baltimore County a great place to live and work. “Next Up Baltimore County” features interviews with local business leaders, entrepreneurs and educators.

“’Next Up Baltimore County’ looks at our business and educational communities and introduces viewers to diverse people, resources, and stories” said Will Anderson, Director of the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development.

Next Up: Advanced Manufacturing

The first edition of “Next Up,” highlights advanced manufacturing, maker spaces such as Fab Lab Baltimore, and schools and colleges in the make, learn and work movement.

Have an invention? Make it. Get involved with Fab Lab Baltimore, a maker space open to the public at CCBC Catonsville. Watch segment

Cultivating Inventors Take an inside look at some of the impressive inventions being produced by Pikesville High School students. Watch segment

Capturing the World in 3D Find out how 3D scanning is being used for manufacturing, special effects and changing people’s lives. Michael Raphael, founder of Direct Dimensions, a global leader in 3D scanning, offers insight. Watch segment

Fighting Cancer with Tiny Holes Learn how tiny holes are helping in the fight against cancer. Mike Adelstein, founder of Photo Photonics, takes Next Up through his laboratory at bwtech@UMBC to see cutting edge laser technology at work. Watch segment

To view streaming video of the show, go to the Next Up Baltimore County Playlist on YouTube.

In addition to online access, the program runs on Baltimore County cable channel 25 at the following times:
Monday, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm, 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 11:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am, 6:00 pm, 10:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am, 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm,1:00 pm

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