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Workforce Development Coalition

Since 1997, the Workforce Development Coalition has been a catalyst for workforce development in the Baltimore Metropolitan Region.

In 1996, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Transportation, and Health and Human Services issued a joint advisory statement recommending that communities take responsibility for the process of welfare reform. They encouraged citizens and stakeholders to form coalitions in support of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996.

Governor's Workforce Investment Board In response, Sojourner-Douglass College and the Maryland Transit Administration co-founded the Workforce Development Coalition. The goal: leveraging our collective capacity for the purpose of identifying and accomplishing mutual objectives, and sharing best practices and resources. The Workforce Development Coalition welcomes both public and private organizations. Some of our members include Baltimore Works, the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, the Housing Authority of Baltimore City and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council.

The Workforce Development Coalition has held three annual conferences. These forums have enabled member organizations to establish powerful partnerships and improve services to their clients. Through these group efforts, we empower Baltimore residents with the resources, knowledge and skills to create a better environment for their communities and themselves.

To find out more about the Workforce Development Coalition, please contact Jamal Mubdi-Bey.

Common Goals. Collaborative Action.