Baltimore nonprofit strengthens community workforce
By: Samantha Foley
Civic Works has been paving the way for community workforce development since the nonprofit opened its doors in 1993. Its Center for Sustainable Careers workforce training and development program is single-handedly expanding access to careers to Maryland residents in need, with one goal: helping to secure a stable career in today’s ever changing workforce climate.
The apprenticeship-style program positions graduates for careers that are progressive and full of opportunities for advancement, serving residents that are typically overlooked in the current job economy. Many of the program’s graduates have been impacted by the criminal justice system, limited by the lack of a valid driver’s license or transportation, and come from differing socio-economic backgrounds. Civic Works helps to level the playing field by providing training, credentials, and even funding to help purchase vehicles or provide necessary transportation.
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