The Howard County Workforce Development Board (WDB) is comprised of representatives and leaders from Howard county in conjunction with the areas’ partners. The WDB’s primary responsibility is to provide guidance, and oversight to the local workforce development system through the Howard County Office of Workforce Development.
The board's mission in partnership with the county executive, is to provide leadership in strengthening a responsive and effective workforce development system.
Currently there are no RFP's.
Local policies for the Howard County Workforce Development Area can be found by clicking here.
Board Meeting Dates:
September 17, 2021
Location: Virtual-click here to join.
Inclement weather policy: In the event Howard County Public Schools are closed or delayed, the WDB meeting will be CANCELLED.
Dwight Carr, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (Interim Board Chair)
Robert Hooten, Hooten Construction
Paul Pappas, Pete Pappas and Sons
Lynn Song, Howard County Chamber of Commerce
Melissa Metz, The World Bank
Stephanie Discepolo, Howard County Public Schools
Stephen Liggett-Creel, Howard County Department of Social Services
Julie Givens, Division of Workforce Development & Adult Learning, Maryland Department of Labor
Aphaia Harper, Howard County Economic Development Authority
Matt Jackson, Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Rehabilitation Services
Dean Turner, Community Action Council of Howard County
Rosie Verratti, Howard Community College
Kenn Hamm- Apprenticeship- Howard County Government
Gary Griffin, IBEW, Fourth District