Workforce analysts say more good-paying jobs are coming to
the Baltimore region in health care, information technology, transportation and
Yet area community colleges are not doing enough to
Baltimore residents for those jobs, according to a new report released Thursday
by the Abell Foundation.
According to the foundation, Baltimore is seeing growth in
several categories of jobs that have "strong demand and modest educational
requirements.” It recommended that community colleges offer more programs to
train workers in those sectors — and do more to spread the word that training
is available and affordable.
The foundation challenged Baltimore City Community College
and Community College of Baltimore County to help city students get on paths to
those jobs, many of which require an associate degree or less but pay more than
$34,000 a year.
graduates or people looking for a job do not have the information they need to
know which training programs, which certificate programs and which post-high
school technical programs are effective,” said Robert Embry, president of the
Baltimore-based Abell Foundation.