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Maryland Department of Labor Announces Funding to Support Career Pathways for Healthcare Workers

BALTIMORE, MD (January 8, 2024) – The Maryland Department of Labor today announced that the Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning is accepting proposals for the Career Pathways for Healthcare Workers program. The program provides funding to employers to support healthcare workers interested in furthering their education and training. Applications are due March 25, and awards will be announced on June 1.

“The Career Pathways for Healthcare Workers program provides meaningful training and educational opportunities to dedicated frontline healthcare workers,” said Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Portia Wu. “Investing in this workforce will strengthen the quality of care across Maryland.”

Employers may receive a matching grant that cannot exceed $50,000. The program requires that a Maryland-based Historically Black College or University or community college deliver training, and employers must commit to providing a wage increase for employees who successfully complete training.

A pre-proposal conference will be held virtually on Tuesday, January 30 from 11a.m. to noon. For more information about the Career Pathways for Healthcare Workers Program and a link to the application and materials, please visit: labor.maryland.gov/employment/careerpathways/cphealthcareworkers.shtml

The Department of Labor strives to create an equitable and inclusive Maryland where all residents have the opportunities and resources to attain financial stability, reach their career potential, and contribute to their communities; where businesses have access to capital and the skilled workforce they need to succeed; where workplaces are safe and well-regulated; and where the economy is resilient and growing. For updates and information, follow Labor on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and visit our website.

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