Greater Baltimore Urban League (GBUL) aims to develop a diverse and skilled workforce by empowering, educating and training participants with the skills required to obtain sustainable career opportunities, increase self-sufficiency in low income areas, increase the local economic impact in marginalized communities, and advance a steady pipeline workforce upon graduation. Our goal is to provide participants the opportunity to participate in the economic development and wealth of their communities.
To improve the economy by promoting and supporting the alignment of the workforce and our educational and training programs with priority industry sectors and local business needs to support the most vulnerable residents of our community.
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD
GBUL's Workforce Development Advisory Board shall provide strategic planning, policy development, testimony, advocacy, oversight and evaluation of the agency's Workforce Development initiatives and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act system.
The Advisory Board will provide leadership and a sincere community voice to maintain best practices of the workforce programs, partnership with public and private sectors and to create a demand-driven, dynamic, efficient, and effective program.
The Advisory Board shall assist in the development of innovative models that effectively secure and leverage alternative funding sources to provide access to services and resources for participants within the workforce community. It shall contribute to the healthy and abundant discussions that are industry based and economy driven with the goal of creating job opportunities that are built with integrity and offer positive experiences for each participant, consequently empowering participants, community members and participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for success.
JUSTICE IMPACTED EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The Justice Impacted Employment Program (JIEP) will serve citizens newly released from Maryland Prisons with education and training to become sustainably employed. Greater Baltimore Urban League serves the entire state of Maryland.
a) 18 years old or older on the date of enrollment b) current conviction as an adult and imprisoned under Federal or state law but never been convicted of a sexual offense other than prostitution c) current enrollment in a state and/or local work-release program with a release date scheduled within six months of enrollment in the program; received an early release date due to the pandemic or a nonviolent offense d) current resident in the geographic area served, or resident in the geographic area before current confinement in a correctional facility, and will be returning to the geographic area to be served.
KEY PROPOSED PROGRAM COMPONENTS
1. Work Ready Services 2. Education 3. Job Readiness Training 4. Financial Literacy 5. Case Management Support
COMMUNITY TRADES & APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
The utility construction skills program will provide technical skills training, personal and professional development, and literacy and numeracy remedial education.
The utility construction industry creates numerous jobs and offers a wide variety of options to men and women. A career in the utility construction trades can provide excellent wages and benefits, job security, opportunity for advancement and income stability. This is a 10-week training program that addresses basic skills in Math and English, fundamental construction skills, general work readiness, professional networking, career exposure and advancement, interview techniques, and financial management in the context of preparing for careers in the construction of utility sectors.
CTAP increases minority participation in the building trades. The construction sector in Baltimore is vital in both helping drive the city's economic growth and in employing thousands of people across all communities. Whether it's reinvigorating the housing market, rebuilding the city's transportation and energy infrastructure, or stimulating a "green" economy as a key to reviving the city's economy, the availability of a skilled construction trades workforce will be critical to making that vision a reality. As a consequence, building and maintaining a highly skilled and diverse construction pipeline is imperative.
WORKFORCE PROGRAM TRAINING
5 TARGETED AREAS
Labor Supply Maintenance (Warehouse)
WORKFORCE WEDNESDAY WEBINAR
The purpose of our Workforce Wednesday Webinars is to discuss current employment opportunities, educate on the various areas of employment opportunities of each discipline, partnership opportunities and resources provided to effectively serve the underemployed in the community at large. We provide these as a semi-monthly resource in a virtual environment. Our goal is to ensure that our participants and community is ALWAYS work ready and prepared for employment opportunities that enable them to compete in today's economy.