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Maryland Department of Labor Benchmarks of Success - Employers Video Highlights - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Secretary Kelly Schulz, Dept. of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR)

Interview Host: Welcoming Remarks/ Introduction of Secretary Schulz (Part 3)

Question: What do the Benchmarks of Success mean for our revised state plan and how has it impacted the constituencies of Maryland’s lawmakers

Secretary Schulz’s Response/Highlights:

  • Benchmarks’ Vision: Increasing the earning capacity of Marylanders by maximizing access to employment, skills, credentialing, life management skills and supportive services.
  • Highlighting the Targeted Populations:
    • Veterans
    • English language learners
    • Individuals with disabilities, including youth with disabilities
    • Ex-Offenders
    • Homeless individuals
    • Low income individuals (TANF and SNAP recipients)
    • Individuals who are unemployed, including the long-term unemployed
    • And others
  • Discussion about the Benchmarks in depth – highlighting specific milestones set forth in the five goals.
  • Demonstrating Progress: List the audiences we have hit so far and success stories.