CCBC sets up one-stop shop with county and state partners
to help RG Steel workers retrain
CCBC is, once again, part of the workforce development solution as the college sets up a one-stop shop with county and state partners to retrain dislocated workers from RG Steel in Sparrows Point.
The new Baltimore County Steelworkers Career Program, funded by a $420,000 U.S. Department of Labor grant, enables some 2,000 workers to take advantage of federal Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) to secure job training.
CCBC, partnering with the Baltimore County Office of Workforce Development and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, is on site at the Workforce Development Center at Eastpoint. Eligible steel workers can now access all of the benefits available to them at this collaborative, one-stop-shop, including job training via CCBC’s credit and non-credit career-training courses.
CCBC has identified a three-person team to respond to the diverse educational needs of these workers. Jesse Kessinger, coordinator of RG Steel Student Services for Enrollment and Student Services, and Lyubou (Luba) Lebed, an academic advisor, are each stationed at the Eastpoint facility three days weekly.
Together, they provide full, five-day service on behalf of CCBC. Dennis Cardiff serves as the Continuing Education liaison to Enrollment and Student Services and also provides oversight and coordination of the college’s dedicated RG Steel Worker help line at 443-840-5059.
“By working together at one location, we hope to make the enrollment process easier for RG Steel workers who want to take advantage of our services and programs,” says Dr. Richard Lilley, vice president, ESS. “We can now make it easier for the people who need our help to get the help they need.”
December 13, 2012