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From Rwandan Genocide to Yale: Clemantine Wamariya's Remarkable Journey Oct. 23 - Presented by The Frank Islam Athenaeum Symposia.

Need to Know

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Be In the Know: Online Requisitions and Approvals Coming Soon

It's Academic

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Start an MC Blackboard Organization

MC in the News

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Award-winning Music Professor Dawn Avery Featured on Woman Around Town Website; "50 Shades of Red" Show This Saturday

Professional Development

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LAST CALL: Apply for Crucial Conversations on Oct. 27-28

Campus Sports News

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Basketball "Midnight" Madness is This Thursday at 7 p.m. - Join Your Colleagues in the Rockville Gym as We Tip off the Season!

Community Engagement

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Montgomery College to Participate in the "World of Montgomery Festival" Sunday in Wheaton


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Montgomery College Hosts Annual Transitioning Youth Resource Fair, Oct. 18 in Falcon Hall

MC Events

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Estimates of the Age of the Universe Through Time: Planetarium Program This Saturday

Arts at MC

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Global Music Award Professor Dawn Avery Performing this Saturday on Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus


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Nursing Students 'Kid Around' at the YMCA Fall Festival


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Staff Council Newsletter

Employee Extras

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"Hersheypark in the Dark" 2014 Discounted Online Tickets

MC Books & More

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Fall is in the Air at MC Books & More - Check Out the Special Offer!

Montgomery Moving Forward: Fueling Our Future with Skilled Workers and Good Jobs

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Category: MC in the News

Published: 2014-10-15 00:00:01.000

<b>'Montgomery Moving Forward' Calls for Radical Shift to Single County Authority for Coordination of Workforce Development in Montgomery County at Monday Event</b>

A diverse coalition of leaders, including Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard, called for accountability Monday to ensure a pipeline of qualified workers will be available to fill the jobs of the future. The coalition includes 80-plus businesses, nonprofits, educators, and government leaders.

In the face of data pointing to an unmistakable shortage of skilled workers over the next 20 years and too many residents that lack the necessary skills to secure and maintain a good job,the coalition leaders are calling for a new accountability for a "jobs culture" in Montgomery County, along with the establishment of a single workforce development authority that would be charged with closing the gap between the number of available good jobs and the supply of qualified, skilled workers to fill them.

The coalition of leaders convened by the nonprofit group issued a "Call to Action: Fueling our Future with Skilled Workers and Good Jobs," which outlines a series of recommendations aimed at improving the effectiveness of workforce development efforts on a countywide basis.

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