Partners - Columbia Workforce Center
Department of Labor - Division of Workforce Development
The Division of Workforce Development oversees the State's workforce programs. Working in partnership with Local Workforce Investment Areas, services include matching job seekers with employers, providing training opportunities and reporting on the needs and demands of the labor market. E-mail Division of Workforce Development for more information
Professional Outplacement Assistance Center
Provides assistance to individuals who are in the professional, technical, and managerial occupations. POAC offers seminars, workshops and counseling aimed at returning the professional to work quickly. To register call 301-362-1646 or enroll online.
Howard County Office of Workforce Development
Provides personalized employment services to assist jobseekers and employers with their workforce development needs. Services offered include: Short term courses or Training assistance to meet Labor Market demands, GED/Basic Adult Education, Employment and Career Consultation, Resume Enhancement & Interviewing Techniques, Job Placement Assistance, Youth Services, Referral Services, and Outplacement Assistance for employers who may be downsizing. Contact Stephanie Hill for more information 410-290-2620.
Department of Rehabilitation Services
The Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) offers programs and services that help people with disabilities go to work or stay independent in their homes and communities. DORS is an agency of the Maryland State Department of Education. DORS is composed of the public vocational rehabilitation program and the Disability Determination Services.
U.S. Department of Labor
Fosters and promotes the welfare of he job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employees find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements.
The Mid-Maryland Workforce Investment Board, an employer-driven, policy-making entity, is charged with creating and establishing an accountable workforce delivery system for Howard County and Carroll County. Established by Executive Order in response to the mandate of the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, the Mid-Maryland Workforce Investment Board's goal is to be the conduit between business, government and education.