Strategic Industry Partnership Submitted By:
Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation


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Community Challenge/Problem

CETEC was formed and is led by six Charter Member Community Colleges: Baltimore City Community College; Community College of Baltimore County; Frederick Community College; Montgomery College; Prince George’s Community College; and the College of Southern Maryland. In addition to the Charter member colleges, all of the 16 Maryland community colleges are members of this consortium, working together to advance Maryland’s construction and energy training to meet today’s developing business needs.

Board Solution/Innovation

With over thirty organizations and growing, CETEC partners are as diverse as Maryland’s emerging construction and energy job workforce. Recognizing the broad scope of cooperation needed to create and support community-based construction and energy job training and new green skills, the call was answered by Marylanders across the state. CETEC is comprised of educators, tradespeople, government leaders, state and local employees, energy businesses, non-profit organizations, associations and unions. The list continues to grow. All of these people, working together as CETEC, strive to create a green, healthy, sustainable future for the citizens of Maryland and our growing economy.

Outcomes & Results

CETEC's accomplishments include, but are not limited to the following:

1. CETEC WEBSITE UPDATES - Developed a searchable database that updates stakeholders and allows users to search all Construction and Energy courses offered at community colleges throughout the State.

2. CENTER FOR ENERGY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT MEMBERSHIP (CEWD)- Serve as the Maryland Chapter administrator for CEWD with active participation in all regional and national meetings.

3. MARYLAND ENERGY SECTOR PARTNERSHIP (MESP)- Serve as the liaison between the community colleges and the MESP for the Construction sector of the grant through the Governor's Workforce Investment Board (GWIB) and DLLR which promotes statewide standardization of Construction curricula and training schedules.

4. HIGH-PROFILE WEATHERIZATION INITIATIVE - Built two (2) weatherization infrastructure hubs at five (5) community colleges; developed curriculum and made equipment available for training; standardized all Weatherization curricula to Building Performance Institute (BPI) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)standards; and received certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for four (4) instructors to teach refresher courses at all community college locations.

5. BALTIMORE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (BCCC) NATIONAL WEATHERIZATION TRAINING CENTER - Created a National Weatherization Training Center to expand upon CETEC’s Weatherization and Energy Retrofit Training Initiative.

6. 2010 ENERGY STAR AWARD RECIPIENT - Dr. Carolane Williams, President of BCCC, was awarded the 2010 Energy Star Award for Education for innovation in consistently demonstrating commitment to educating the underserved while creating career paths in diverse industry segments.

7. MID-ATLANTIC JOINT EXCELLENCE IN SOLAR TRAINING CONSORTIUM (MAJESTC)- Participating in a 5-year Train-the-Trainer project worth over $200,000 training instructors in Solar Technology curricula at the North Carolina Solar Center.

8. STATEWIDE SCIF (Secure Compartmented Information Facility) Training - Purchased equipment, designing and building training mock-ups; developing curriculum delivered at multiple colleges across the State over the course of a 3-month period funded with a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) grant administered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).

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