Customized training meets the specific skill needs of an employer or a group of employers. DORS partners with businesses, educational institutions, and American Job Centers to identify specific needs and design customized training programs to meet those needs. Customized training may take place at the DORS Workforce & Technology Center, on the job site, by an outside vendor, or a combination of these.
DORS has many different types of customized training. Each has its own goals, partnerships, management structure, funding streams, target populations, and training design. Some customized training meets the requirements of a particular industry sector, and other trainings are based on a specific employer's business needs.
Some of DORS' customized training partnerships include:
Community college training program partnerships
DORS Workforce & Technology Center customizes training based on the needs of an employer or groups of employers, and partners with community colleges like the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) to offer demand-driven training programs.
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These are part of the "earn and learn" customized training strategy run by the U.S. Department of Labor. These apprenticeships connect job seekers with employers and sponsors to provide them with paid work-based learning opportunities and academic instruction in a specific industry sector, such as healthcare, manufacturing, or information technology. The goal is to connect employers with workers who meet their specific needs.
DORS uses on-the-job training as a customized training method that places individuals directly on the job site. Trainees learn how to perform critical tasks for the employer with the goal of being hired upon completion of the training.
All these types of customized training are effective strategies that DORS can offer local employers and job seekers.