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.
Solicitation No.: RFP 14-2022
Project: One-Stop Operator for the Howard County Workforce Development Area
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Next Board Meeting Date:
- June 3, 2022 (Location TBD)
Past Board Meeting Dates
September 17, 2021
November 5, 2021
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)
February 25, 2022 (see meeting information below)
Local policies for the Howard County Workforce Development Area can be found by clicking here.
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 (Board Chair)
Robert Hooten, Hooten Construction (Vice Chairman)
Paul Pappas, Pete Pappas and Sons
Lynn Song, Howard County Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Chesahna Kindred, Kindred Hair & Skin Center
Prasad Karunakaran, Zenyon, Inc.
George E. Matthews, Army Community Services
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
Heather Naviasky, The Y in Central Maryland
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)