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MARYLAND INDUSTRIAL TRAINING PROGRAM
      Total State Funding for Customized Job Training
                                                                           In 1997 half of the reimbursements issued by MITP went
      1998 State Funding                          $6,418,718
      1998 MITP Funding                               $5,050,704    to employers to reimburse them for training conducted
      State Funding Rank                                  22nd      internally, 40 percent covered the costs of training conducted
      Funding Rank per Capita                              30th
                                                                    by for-profit training companies, and the remaining 10 percent

        One of two customized training programs operated by         was directed to four-year colleges. Types of training eligible

the    Maryland   Department    of   Business   and   Economic      under the program include generic and specialized technical

Development, the Maryland Industrial Training Program (MITP)        skills training, quality assurance systems, orientation and

provides training assistance to companies that are either newly     assessment, management training, and basic education.

locating to the state or are expanding current employment.                 Maryland’s other customized training program, the

MITP’s 1998 allocation of $5,050,704 makes it the larger of the     Partnership for Workforce Quality (described elsewhere in this

two programs, accounting for nearly 80 percent of the state’s       report), provides a different focus, offering assistance to

customized training expenditures.                                   companies for retraining currently employed workers rather

        The business and economic development department            than training newly hired workers.

uses six full-time employees to manage its customized training
                                                                                           Running the Numbers*
initiatives. Major directional policy decisions are made by the
                                                                    Source of Funding                                 General-fund appropriation
department’s assistant secretary, while individual grants           Number of Projects                                                        55
                                                                    Average Cost per Project                                            $94,645
require the final approval of the program manager. Potential        Smallest Project                                                     $7,500
                                                                    Largest Project                                                  $1,000,000
grantees apply directly to the department, and, once approved,      Number of Trainees                                                    7,626
funds are issued to the employer on a reimbursement basis.          Average Cost per Trainee                                               $704
                                                                    Number of Employers Assisted                                              55
        Funding is derived from a general-fund appropriation,       Minimum New Jobs per Project                                               1
                                                                    *Figures typically correspond to the most recently completed full year.
and the amount allocated to MITP more than doubled from
1996 to 1997. Forty percent of the program’s funds are spent
on businesses new to the state, with the remaining 60 percent
assisting current employers that are expanding.       More than
                                                                                                                                         Percentage
three-quarters (79 percent) of the funds assist companies that                                                                            of Funds
have more than fifty employees. The creation of new jobs is
                                                                                 Where the Money Goes                                     Allocated
                                                                   New Employers to the State                                                  40
MITP's primary mission, with grant proposals judged by the         Existing Employers w/Increasing Employment                                  60
                                                                   Existing Employers w/ Stable or Decreasing Employment                        0
quantity and types of jobs to be created and by the company’s
                                                                   < 50 Employees at Establishment                                             21
capital investment in the project and general training             51–250 Employees at Establishment                                           48
investment.    Manufacturers and technology companies are          > 250 Employees at Establishment                                            31

targeted by the program, with 44 percent of funds going to         Manufacturing Firms                                                         44
                                                                   Nonmanufacturing Firms                                                      56
manufacturers.        No particular groups of employees are
                                                                   Workers Unemployed Prior to Start of Training                                0
similarly targeted.
                                                                   Workers Newly Hired at the Start of Training                                75
                                                                   Workers Already Employed by Company                                         25




  For further information, contact Herb Moore, Program Manager, Department of Business and Economic Development,
                        217 East Redwood Street, 10th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202 Tel: (410) 767-6508                                                125
MARYLAND
PARTNERSHIP FOR WORKFORCE QUALITY
  Total State Funding for Customized Job Training                  training consortia for areas such as world-class manufacturing
 1998 State Funding                            $6,418,718          and quality assurance systems. A PWQ consortium also has
 1998 PWQ Funding                                 $1,368,014
 State Funding Rank                                    22nd        been formed for software industry training.                   Such consortia
 Funding Rank per Capita                                30th       resulted in the participation of 227 employers in 109 projects in
                                                                   fiscal 1997.
      As the component of Maryland’s customized training
                                                                          Maryland’s two customized training programs are
programs that focuses on incumbent worker training, the
                                                                   oriented to different aspects of the job training market, thereby
Partnership for Workforce Quality (PWQ) reimburses its
                                                                   satisfying a wide range of training requirements.
grantees for up to half of the costs associated with certain
workforce development and training activities.    Funding for
1998, derived from a general legislative appropriation, totaled
$1,368,014, making PWQ the smaller of the state’s two
programs.
      Like the Maryland Industrial Training Program, PWQ is
administered by the Maryland Department of Business and                                   Running the Numbers*
                                                                   Source of Funding                                 General-fund appropriation
Economic Development and follows the same organizational
                                                                   Number of Projects                                                      109
structure. Potential grantees apply directly to the department,    Average Cost per Project                                           $12,635
                                                                   Smallest Project                                                       $558
where a review panel must give its approval for a proposal to      Largest Project                                                   $137,161
                                                                   Number of Trainees                                                    3,847
be funded. As with MITP, funds flow from the state to the          Average Cost per Trainee                                               $358
                                                                   Number of Employers Assisted                                            227
employer on a reimbursement basis.                                 Minimum New Jobs per Project                                          None
      PWQ’s chief responsibility is to upgrade incumbent           *Figures typically correspond to the most recently completed full year.

workers’ skills when such training could lead to improved
business competitiveness, worker productivity, or employment
stability, or when it could enable workers to keep pace with
                                                                                                                                        Percentage
emerging technologies and production processes. Because of                                                                               of Funds
this focus, all workers who receive PWQ-sponsored training                      Where the Money Goes                                     Allocated
                                                                  New Employers to the State                                            Not available
are already employed by the grantee; no preemployment or          Existing Employers w/Increasing Employment                            Not available
                                                                  Existing Employers w/ Stable or Decreasing Employment                 Not available
immediate posthire training is conducted. Manufacturers and
                                                                  < 50 Employees at Establishment                                               35
technology-related companies are targeted by the program,
                                                                  51–250 Employees at Establishment                                             51
with the vast majority of funds (95 percent) going to             > 250 Employees at Establishment                                              14

manufacturers. No particular groups of workers are targeted       Manufacturing Firms                                                           95
                                                                  Nonmanufacturing Firms                                                         5
by the program.
                                                                  Workers Unemployed Prior to Start of Training                                  0
      All reimbursements made through PWQ are directed to         Workers Newly Hired at the Start of Training                                   0
                                                                  Workers Already Employed by Company                                          100
the employers themselves, though the employers may select
other organizations to conduct the actual training. A minimum
50-percent employer match is required for all funded projects.
In addition, PWQ places an emphasis on the formation of
                     For further information, contact Alan Kutz, Director, Office of Regional Response,
126                    217 East Redwood Street, 10th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202 Tel: (410) 767-0093

								
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