It's a busy week for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) events in the Balt-Wash region. We're headed to Baltimore County's STEM Alliance Leadership Summit on Wednesday and the Tech Council of Maryland’s STEM Education Roundtable on Thursday. Be sure to connect with us if you're there!
The Maryland Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Membership Meeting and Business Hall of Fame Awards Dinner on Monday, April 30, at the BWI Airport Marriott. Congrats to Betty Buck, William R. Roberts, and Lawrence A. Shulman - the new inductees into the Business Hall of Fame. To register, please click here.
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Congratulations to Len Morris who was recently awarded the U.S. Department of Labor’s Iqbal Masih award. An acclaimed documentary filmmaker, Morris' films Stolen Childhoods and Rescuing Emmanuel have helped raise global awareness of the plight of child laborers. Released in 2005 and narrated by Meryl Streep, Stolen Childhoods features stories of child laborers around the world, as told in their own words. Rescuing Emmanuel, released in 2009, tells the story of a street child in Nairobi, Kenya.
Maryland saw continued gains in employment, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's release of employment data for the month of February. While the national unemployment rate stands at 8.3%, Maryland boasts a 6.5% unemployment rate. Moreover, Maryland added 8,000 jobs in February. To learn more, check out the Bureau of Labor Statistic's press release by clicking here.
For a second year, MWC is delighted to be a Supporting Partner of Towson University's Showcase 2012: A Resource for the Community on April 18th from 12-2 p.m. Now in its fifth year, the Showcase gives attendees the unique opportunity to meet (and network) with University faculty research and outreach professionals. As its name implies, the event "showcases" strategic partnerships that seek to solve many of the workforce, health, environmental, economic development and technology challenges that face our community. To learn more or sign up for this free event, please click here.
Congrats, Andy! MWC's President/CEO Andy Moser joined Central Maryland Regional Transit's (CMRT) Board of Directors last month. Formerly known as the Corridor Transit Corporation, CMRT is a nonprofit organization that provides public bus services to two million riders annually in Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Prince George's County and the City of Laurel.
"It's an honor to be part of CMRT's board," noted Andy. "From a workforce perspective, dependable and accessible public transportation is essential to helping employers and employees connect. I look forward to helping CMRT continue to grow its fleet of buses and number of riders in the Baltimore-Washington corridor."