About

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. 

Board Information
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Workforce Area Plan & MOU/RSA
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Click here to view a copy of the Howard County Workforce Development Plan, click below.

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Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Resource Sharing Agreement (RSA)

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Board By-Laws
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Click below to view a copy of the board's by-laws.

 

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RFPs
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Solicitation No.:  There are no open solicitations at this time.

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Meeting Schedule
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Next Board Meeting Date:

  • December 2, 2022
    (In-Person/the Columbia Workforce Center)
    • 7161 Columbia Gateway Drive, Ste. D.
      Columbia, MD  21046
      9:30am-11:00am
       
  • January 27, 2023 (Location TBD)
  • March 31, 2023 (Location TBD)
  • June 16, 2023 (Location TBD)

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Past Board Meeting Dates

September 17, 2021
9:00AM-11:00AM

November 5, 2021
9:30AM-11AM
Location:
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics
Laboratory (APL)-Building 21- Rooms 201-120 & 201-122
(11901 Johns Hopkins Road)
Please visit APL for visitor information: https://www.jhuapl.edu/About/VisitorInformation

January 14, 2022 (Virtual Meeting)
9:30AM-11:00AM

February 25, 2022  (see meeting information below)
Virtual
9:30AM-11:30am

April 1, 2022
Hybrid

7161 Columbia Gateway Drive, Ste. D
Columbia, MD  21046

June 1, 2022
Hybrid
7161 Columbia Gateway Drive, Ste. D.
Columbia, MD 21046

September 30, 2022
Hybrid

7161 Columbia Gateway Drive, Ste. D.
Columbia, MD 21046
 


 

 

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Howard County Local Workforce Area Policies
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Meeting Documents & Minutes
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Meeting Minutes are posted below:

September 2021


November 2021

January 2022

 February 2022

April 2022

June 2022- Coming Soon

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Meeting Cancellation Policy
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Inclement weather policy: In the event Howard County Public Schools are closed or delayed, the WDB meeting will be CANCELLED.

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Board Members
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Business Members:

Prasad Karunakaran, Zenyon, Inc. (Board Chair)

Robert Hooten, Hooten Construction (Vice Chair)

Dwight Carr, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Paul Pappas, Pete Pappas and Sons

Lynn Song, Howard County Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Chesahna Kindred, Kindred Hair & Skin Center

Chris Moyer, Howard County Economic Development Authority


Partner Members:

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

Matt Jackson, Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Rehabilitation Services

Dean Turner, Community Action Council of Howard County

Rosie Verratti, Howard Community College

 

Labor/Apprenticeship/Community Organization

Kenn Hamm- Apprenticeship- Howard County Government

Gary Griffin, IBEW, Fourth District

Heather Naviasky, The Y in Central Maryland

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Workforce Development Board Media
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Click the presentation below to view the presentation from the April 1, 2022 Board Meeting.

Baltimore Metropolitan Council- HITCH Job Exploration Tool (Begins at 51.06)

Video file
Howard County Workforce Development Board Meeting-Mike Kelly Presentation
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Baltimore Metropolitan Council

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