BALTIMORE — We all know a significant factor in poverty and crime in Baltimore is entry to high quality training and good jobs. Round 62 p.c of graduating seniors do not instantly go to varsity— and that’s okay so long as they’re on a profession path.
WMAR-2 Information’ Eddie Kadhim exhibits us how Baltimore Metropolis Faculties is teaming up with the Mayor’s Workplace to get graduating seniors on the suitable path.
Not surprisingly the Maryland unemployment price skyrocketed in 2020– we’ve extensively coated what number of are folks relying on unemployment and the troubles they’re having.
However there may be hope on the horizon as Baltimore Metropolis’s unemployment numbers enhance and employers are in search of folks in all kinds of fields.
The Baltimore Metropolis Mayor’s Workplace normally holds an enormous job honest in particular person to offer a community for college students trying to enter the job discipline proper out of highschool.
Yvette Clark is the Chief of Employer Companies for the Baltimore Metropolis Mayor’s Workplace of Employment Improvement.
“When they’re out of highschool they actually don’t know the place to go to get a job,” Clark mentioned. “That is one introduction to the workforce improvement system. Or a spot the place they will go to have somebody aid you get a job. Our dialog with them is to deal with their transferable abilities and what they discovered in class and how you can place your self to self your self or abilities and skills to an employer.”
They normally get round 100 employers and 300 college students to satisfy and arrange observe up interviews.
Due to the pandemic it is occurring just about this yr.
The silver lining is that they hope extra college students will have the ability to join.
The job honest will span three days over zoom on Could tenth, eleventh, and twelfth.
Adenike Akintilo works for the Baltimore Metropolis Public Faculties Workplace of Faculty and Profession readiness.
“It’s not simply connecting to a job it’s additionally constructing the talents to get that job,” Akintilo mentioned. “Not everybody goes to stroll away from this honest employed, they’ll have a resume, a LinkedIn Profile. They’ll know how you can have an elevator pitch and how you can community.”
Round 30 p.c of the scholars find yourself going by a job coaching or they get employed.
“Folks don’t know the place to return and get a job and assume jobs are scarce,” mentioned Clark. “Now we have loads of employers coming to us in Baltimore Metropolis and the area who’ve openings. They only need us to assist them discover folks. They need us to search out job seekers who’re able to go to work.”
This Friday, they’ve a careers in well being care and STEM occasion to speak about alternatives in these fields.
Beginning subsequent week each Wednesday there are workshops centered on profession readiness to arrange for the job honest.