The Fort Meade Alliance is a leader in educational development and addressing the skills gaps and workforce needs for regional employers.
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS
Project Scope: Security clearances are essential to many jobs in the Fort Meade Region, so the FMA created Project SCOPE to help students in middle school, high school and college, as well as transitioning workers and military veterans master the security clearance process. Read more.
Military Corp Careers Connections Grant: The Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation’s Military Corp Career Connections (C3) grant provides effective employment and training assistance to military personnel transitioning out of the service. The FMA is the liaison for the State of Maryland promoting engagement by businesses to foster ideas for skills required by employers, internship opportunities and hiring. The FMA has helped establish a C3 Advisory Board made up of other military alliances, employers and workforce experts to ensure the viability of the C3 efforts.
STEM Core: In partnership with Georgetown University and the nonprofit Growth Sector, the FMA has brought STEM Core to the Community College of Baltimore County, Anne Arundel Community College and Howard Community College. STEM Core provides tailored curriculum, internships, special projects and personal support to students enrolled in remedial math. In California colleges, the program has cut the time it takes students to progress to calculus by half and increased their success rates by 30 fold. In addition, the program expanded to include the STEM Core Bridge, which partners Baltimore City Community College with Forest Park High School and Digital Harbor High School to prepare students for college.
Scholarships: The Kenneth O. McCreedy Scholarship was developed to assist Meade High School students who plan to pursue higher education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) or linguistics. The scholarship, which is a total award of up to $4,000 for a four-year college program or up to $2,000 for a two-year college program, recognizes outstanding, well-rounded graduating seniors for their past achievements and aids them in accomplishing their career goals.
2019 – Jonathan Bamgbade, Georgia Institute of Technology and
Malik Gale, West Virginia University
2017 – Sara Herry – University of Maryland, Baltimore County
2016 – Jazzlynn Bender – Bowie State University
2015 – Emily Hernandez-Ortiz – University of Maryland, College Park
2014 – Jada Davis – West Virginia University
2013 – Kierra Harrison – Capitol College
2012 – Christopher Patrick Walker – Capitol College
Student Programs: The Fort Meade Alliance has created Tech Mania and STEM Family Night to bolster students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math. The FMA Foundation provides the funding that makes these programs possible!
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