The Lower Shore 4E Partnership envisions a community where businesses and job seekers come together to strengthen the workforce in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties through implementing strategies that address four essential E’s:
- ENGAGE – Engaging Businesses and Job Seekers through marketing, virtual and in-person job fairs, easy online applications and reaching out to businesses to listen to their needs and adapt programming to address those needs.
- EMPLOY – Increasing employment opportunities by offering re-employment incentives to assist businesses in filling positions, online job readiness training for job seekers and businesses, career counseling, job fairs and recruitment events.
- EDUCATE – Training tuition funding and completion incentive awards toward earning a professional credential and obtaining employment Coaching for those enrolled in online trainings to support achieving learning success. Full access to SkillUp™ Lower Shore to explore career paths and enroll in any of over 5,000 courses.
- EQUIP – Assisting job seekers, employees and business in addressing barriers to employment, including transportation assistance, referrals to appropriate social service providers, assisting a business set up an apprenticeship program or on the job training program to upskill current employees.