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HCC receives $250K grant from Tri-County Council

Workforce Solutions & Continuing Education

HCC receives $250K grant from Tri-County Council

Hagerstown Community College recently received a $250,000 grant from the Tri-County Council of Western Maryland for the Maryland Rural Economic Development Fund. HCC will use the funds to deliver technical assistance, training, and career placement assistance designed to align worker training with in-demand career fields in the transportation/logistics and allied health sectors.

“This funding will assist in upskilling our local workforce to provide support for the growing need in our transportation and healthcare sectors,” said Theresa Shank, HCC dean of Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education.

The focus will be on under-represented populations in these key employment sectors, including women, justice-involved individuals, and English-language learners, seeking to upskill into high-demand and well-paid employment. The primary goal is to support economic development in Washington County by aligning job training with employers’ needs in the logistics, transportation and allied health sectors. A secondary goal is to strengthen the regional transportation and logistics workforce in Western Maryland by developing a partnership with Allegany College of Maryland to deliver a CDL-B and forklift operator “boot camp” training program in Allegany County, Md., that leads to licensing and employment.

For more information on the programs that will be supported by this grant, contact Theresa Shank at or 240-500-2476.

(March 20, 2023)