Did you know? Computer tech support, electrician, forklift operator, medical assistant, nurse, and tax preparer are just a few of 39 mid-skill occupations identified in a new Opportunity Collaborative study that could assistance workers earn a family-supporting wage with a high school diploma and supplementary training. "Based on the study the 39 occupations selected in the report often pay $23 per hour or more — the level MIT’s Living Wage Project considers adequate to support an adult with a child in Baltimore City — without requiring a full bachelors degree."
Farther more based on a Baltimore Region Talent Development Pipeline Study, commissioned by the Opportunity Collaborative and authored by Chris Seals of RDA Global, “uncovered six job fields where these types of jobs are particularly prevalent: health care, construction, information technology including cybersecurity, transportation and warehousing, business services, and manufacturing.”
This information also builds on and expands to the full region a similar study conducted by the City of Baltimore in 2010.
Did you know? Opportunity Collaborative is a 25 member coalition that includes six local governments, their metropolitan planning organization, three Maryland state agencies, two universities and several local philanthropy and advocacy organizations.
What: You’re invited to join Opportunity Collaborative for a luncheon forum to discuss their new Workforce Study findings. You should know the author of the study will present the contents of the study, followed by a panel discussion of the findings.
Who: Open to general public for free
When: Wednesday October 30, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, 502 South Sharp Street, Baltimore, Md, 21201
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