Baltimore Wins $500,000 Grant to Help Job Seekers Get Training

Baltimore Wins $500,000 Grant to Help Job Seekers Get Training

Five career centers provide skills training vouchers, job search technology and career coaching for area residents.


For Immediate Release

Media Contacts:

April 4, 2000

Gail Woods Waller
Sherry Manning
(410) 396-9928

BALTIMORE (April 4, 2000) Baltimore workers who seek job training will have a greater range of choices with better information about organizations that provide training, thanks to a new $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. Baltimore’s Office of Employment Development (OED) is one of 13 agencies recently selected nationwide to implement a new training demonstration program launched by the labor department.

The purpose of the grant is to establish individual training accounts (ITAs) for job seekers, and to develop a roster of eligible training providers with consumer information about their services. The program is also intended to test innovative ways of providing re-employment assistance and training for eligible workers. As an award winner, Baltimore will serve as a national learning laboratory for ITA implementation and will participate in national activities to identify and disseminate effective practices. The Department of Labor allocated $6.4 million for the initiative.

In Baltimore, job seekers access skills training vouchers through the Baltimore Career Center Network. Individuals looking for work can begin and end their job search at any one of five "one stop" employment centers managed or subcontracted* by OED. Centers are strategically located throughout the city and are augmented by nine neighborhood service centers and six empowerment zone village centers. Workshops, software tutorials, office equipment, GED preparation classes, job clubs and state-of-the art job search technology and other services are available for free to city residents at the following sites:

ITA Grant

Career Center Network


Phone Number

Eastside Career Center

3001 E. Madison Avenue 21205

(410) 396-9030

Southwest Career Center

201 S. Arlington Avenue 21223

(410) 396-3670

Northeast Career Center

100 W. 23rd Street 21218

(410) 396-6214

Northeast Career Center*

Mondawmin Mall – 3rd Fl. 21215

(410) 523-1060

AFL-CIO Baltimore CC*

1100 N. Eutaw Street 21201

(410) 767-2148

The new ITA program will be available to job seekers after the Workforce Investment Act is fully implemented on July 1, 2000. For more information on training vouchers or Baltimore’s Career Center Network, please contact Carolyn Marshall on (410) 396-1910 or Gail Woods Waller on (410) 396-9928. Media tours of any facility can also be arranged.

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