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Maryland Org Obtains Funding for Manufacturing Programs; Brian Sweeney Comments

ContractSigningThe Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership has obtained two financial grants to carry out programs that are intended to help build up skills in the state’s manufacturing industry.

The nonprofit organization will implement the Maryland Manufacturing Bootcamp and Maryland Manufacturing Incumbent Workforce Training Reimbursement initiatives through funding from the Labor, Licensing and Regulation Department’s Employment Advancement Right Now program, MD MEP said Tuesday.

Brian Sweeney, MD MEP executive director, said the organization intends to help train and educate the state’s workforce in order to help Maryland manufacturers pursue business opportunities.

MD MEP will work to assess skills of applicants and provide them with lessons on work ethic, job readiness, professionalism, problem solving, basic math and English, communication and manufacturing skills under the eight-week Maryland Manufacturing Bootcamp program.

The organization will also reimburse an employee or company for half of the training costs under the Manufacturing Workforce Training Reimbursement initiative.

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