The Success of Summer R.I.S.E.

“Connecting Kids to Careers” was the goal for the inaugural year of the Summer R.I.S.E. (Real Interesting Summer Experience) program and we’re proud to report that’s exactly what we did! In today’s ever-changing economy it is important that young people understand the connection between their education and potential career pathways, and that employers can continue to have access to a highly trained workforce.

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The Tale of Four Offices

WorkSource Montgomery has grown exponentially in its first year, and we are happy to have new staff, a new address to our corporate headquarters and the opportunity to serve our businesses and talent each day. To celebrate a year of accomplishments, let’s take a look back at where we started.

Our first office space is one of my favorites: a table at a local Starbucks. Surrounded by the aroma of coffee, I learned, through many kind and informative leaders, how to innovatively implement WorkSource Montgomery’s mission.

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Job Center Remodel

We want customers of all backgrounds to feel good about entering our job centers. We would like job seekers to feel positive that their next opportunity is on the other side of their visit. We know that along with great staff and resources, we need a space that reflects these goals and we are well on our way to completion.

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WSM Announces New Partnership to Address Need for Nurses

WorkSource Montgomery is proud to partner with the Healthcare Initiative Foundation (HIF) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), to accelerate the pipeline of Montgomery County residents earning their Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN).

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Team Spotlight

A conversation with one of our new team members, the director of talent development and WIOA, Cynthia Grissom

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Industry Snapshot

Here’s a quick preview of what we are working on in our key industries.

BioScience – We are working with BioHealth Innovation, Medimunne, National Institute of Health and National Cancer Institute to connect postdoctoral professionals with opportunities in the field.

Construction – We are developing a certification program that will be supported by Associated Builders and Contractors and establishing an apprenticeship program.  We currently offer OSHA construction certification to our job seekers. We hold monthly targeted recruiting events for opportunities within the construction industry and have successfully connected employers with qualified talent.


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