Hagerstown Community College is working towards receiving the ACT Work Ready Communities designation.
The initiative matches individuals with jobs based on their skillset. On Thursday, school leaders along with elected officials gathered at the school’s new Energy and Trades Training Center. The center recently opened and will provide students hands-on training in technical fields. Many officials agreed there are many good-paying jobs out there that need skilled workers.
“And we talk about kind of that two-sided part of the issue, where you have employers that are looking for good workers that are skilled with the exact certifications and collaborations that they need to have to fit those jobs, many many jobs that are open,” said Kelly Schulz, Secretary for the Maryland Department of Commerce.
According to HCC, Washington County is on track to be the first county in the state to receive the ACT Work Ready Communities designation.