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Md. DNR unveils workforce training program.

Byline: Daily Record Staff

TheMaryland Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, launched a new workforce development, skills and training program,Work2Live WELL, designed to provide entry into the emerging careers fields of the environment and natural resources. With funding from the Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Maryland program, the pilot program is recruiting 30 adult applicants in Baltimore and Cambridge. Selected individuals will receive classroom instruction, field training, mentoring and a weekly stipend. Work2Live WELLis a workforce development and skills accelerator program, which seeks to provide personal and professional training in emerging career fields. The eight-week program (five days a week, eight hour days) offers entry, exposure, opportunity and training in aquaculture, boating, commercial fisheries, forestry, restoration and wildlife management. The program will be funded through EARN Maryland, the states nationally-recognized workforce solution, which helps businesses cultivate the skilled workforce they need to compete while helping prepare Marylanders for meaningful careers and providing advancement opportunities for the existing workforce. Work2Live WELL is the EARN programs first direct investment into the public sector, with a fellow state agency Natural Resources as the lead applicant. The program is now recruiting for two distinct tracks, one focused on land resources and the other on water resources. Training will begin in spring with graduation slated for May 201.  

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Publication:Daily Record (Baltimore, MD)
Geographic Code:1U5MD
Date:Feb 13, 2018
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