Workforce Development: Growing Our Local Talent

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Monday, October 15, 2018

Building a strong labor force is critical in many aspects of economic development, and by providing quality education and training in Charles County, we’re creating a skilled workforce to meet the demands of today and the future.

Charles County has many wonderful resources for creating a pipeline of talented, well-educated workers, as well as helping workers upgrade skills. But, how many of our businesses know about them? That’s why the first of two panels at our Fall Meeting will focus on workforce development:  Growing Our Local Talent.

“We know, from a recent commuter study, that many of our new residents have chosen to live in Charles County because of the excellent education system; especially those in higher paying managerial jobs,” said Marcia Keeth, EDD Deputy Director. “Workforce development starts as early as our public schools, so we’ll include our educators as a part of the panel, as well as leadership from our Southern Maryland Workforce Development Board who support employers through recruitment, hiring assistance, and training.”

The theme of the 2018 Fall Meeting is “Closing the Workforce Gap,” and this panel will cover many of the training and education programs Charles County has in place already, and how we’re striving to keep the workforce local.

What programs are available to our community right now? How is Charles County building a workforce of the future? What factors are keeping our workforce local? Our industry experts will address these topics and more during their discussion.

Workforce Development: Growing Our Local Talent Panelist Experts:

  • Ruth Davis, Director of Regional Workforce & Business Development, Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland
  • Kimberly Hill, Superintendent, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS)
  • Maureen Murphy, President, College of Southern Maryland (CSM)

Moderator:

Dr. Daraius Irani, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research, Towson University

Are you ready to learn what programs are available to help grow and retain your workforce? Register for our Fall Meeting!

Views from Charles

#MyCharlesCounty and other ways to make a difference

Published: Thursday, September 5, 2019

For those who work in economic development, pointing out a community’s assets is part of the job.  But sometimes, it’s what its citizens say that makes a difference.  This is a true story told by a local businessman who’s now in Southern Maryland but moved here from another state. 

“Charles County is a great central location for us to have access to all of our customers. We do business with NSWC Carderock, Naval Research Laboratory, NAWCAD Patuxent River, NSWC Dahlgren, and Indian Head Naval Support Facility, to name a few.”

Scott Decker
Director of Operations

Cardinal Scientific

“We are proud to be a key part of Charles County’s future and we heartily encourage other, cutting-edge companies to join us.”

Doug Egan
Chief Executive Officer
Competitive Power Ventures

“Charles County is where we started our company and where we grew and expanded. We now operate our managed print and managed IT solutions in five states and provide custom apps all around the globe. Our headquarters is still in Charles County, an excellent place to conduct business and recruit highly skilled individuals for our ever growing team!"

Joshua Justice
President

Just Tech

 

“We are proud to be a key part of Charles County’s future and we heartily encourage other, cutting-edge companies to join us.”

Katharine Tate
 Executive Director of Provider Engagement and Community Relations

Righttime Medical Care

“Charles County is a great place for businesses to start, grow, and thrive! We've worked with over 100 businesses since we opened our doors in Charles County, and I've witnessed the majority of these businesses achieve all three.”

Darlene M. Breck

Owner

Southern Maryland Business Center

“Charles County is a great place to do business because of the passion of the business community and the residents who strive to make it the best that it can be."

Andrew W. Welburn

President

The Welburn Organization