It takes a number of organizations and their resources to prepare our workforce for their next job opportunity in this changing economy. Our goal is to move our citizens into employment that will provide long term security.
WorkSource Montgomery is proud of our growing collaboration with community-based organizations who are skilled in providing the support and resources necessary for our career seekers to be job-ready. We know that a variety of resources ensures success for our job seekers. That’s why career seekers are able to connect at our Job Centers with an organization that can help.
Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board through WorkSource Montgomery is requesting your participation in a data collection survey of community-based organizations that serve as an adult (over 18 years of age) resource for services within Montgomery County. Ultimately, our goal is to develop a digital resource that serves as a regional adult services community asset map. In order to do that, we want to capitalize on the existing resources already available within the county.
Community asset mapping is a strength-based approach to community workforce development that creates a map of the community-based organizations and associations through which people within communities come together. It serves as an effective tool for understanding the wealth of talent and resources that exists in Montgomery County. WorkSource Montgomery’s goal of developing this adult services asset map is to document our community’s existing resources and incorporate these strengths into community workforce development efforts.
The benefits of Community Asset Mapping are:
A) Introducing our constituents to a new community in a positive way
B) Empowering them to see their own community through a positive lens
C) Directly engaging them in the process of community development
Once this initial data collection survey is closed, a comprehensive adult services digital resource community asset map will be available and shared on our website to better serve all our constituents within the county. This updated regional community asset map resource will inventory and detail your organization’s key strengths and services along with your pertinent contact information.
Please complete this survey to help us inventory what efforts and resources currently exist. If you know of other organizations or associations, please forward this request to them on our behalf.
For more information, please email John Hattery at email@example.com.
WorkSource Montgomery appreciates the commitment of our partners who are collocated in our Job Centers:
The Department of Health and Human Services is the largest in County government and they are responsible for public health and human services that help address the needs of the community’s most vulnerable children, adults, and seniors. They have more than 120 programs and deliver services at more than 20 locations in Montgomery County. Their core services protect the community’s health, protect the health and safety of at-risk children and vulnerable adults and address basic human needs including food, shelter, and clothing.
The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) is committed to safeguarding and protecting Marylanders. They’re proud to support the economic stability of the state by providing businesses, the workforce and the consuming public with high quality customer-focused regulatory, employment and training services.
The Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) is an agency of the Maryland State Department of Education. DORS is composed of the public vocational rehabilitation program and the Disability Determination Services. The mission of DORS is to provide leadership and support in promoting the employment, economic self-sufficiency, and independence of individuals with disabilities.
Job Corps is a program administered by the United States Department of Labor that offers free-of-charge education and vocational training to young men and women ages 16 to 24.
The Literacy Council of Montgomery County (LCMC) sustains and grows the social and economic equity of adults in our region through education and workforce training. Their mission is to enable adults to transform their lives and enrich our community through English literacy.
Montgomery College is a public, fully accredited, open admission institution that is dedicated to student success and widely recognized for the quality and scope of its academic programs
This program is run by the Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA). JCA helps older adults in Greater D.C. maintain independence, dignity, vitality, and self-respect. It also helps people of different generations understand, learn from and care for one another. JCA accomplishes this through a myriad of community-based programs built upon vibrant programmatic partnerships with funders, fellow charities and local communities; and by providing opportunities for volunteers to make the National Capital Area a great place to age. JCA is a recognized leader in meeting the needs of seniors and caregivers regardless of their religious beliefs.
Work Opportunities Unlimited is a community-based employment service provider specializing in placing job seekers who experience barriers to employment.