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Lower Shore 4E Partnership

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.

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SkillUp® Lower Shore

SkillUp® Lower Shore initiative is available to help residents take charge of their futures and prepare to get back to work. Offering virtual career services, SkillUp® Lower Shore can help workers improve their employability by offering free and unlimited access to more than 5,000 high-quality online training courses for 180 days.

SkillUp® Lower Shore enables users to demonstrate the kind of initiative employers are looking for by upgrading their skills – even while some traditional means remain inaccessible due to the current environment. Through SkillUp® Lower Shore, the Metrix online learning platform provides unlimited access to more than 5,000 Skillsoft courses – the same courses used by most Fortune 500 companies to train their own employees. Courses (presented in English and Spanish) include:

· Customer Service; Quick Books

· Microsoft Office; Adobe

· Analytical Skills; Data Management/Reporting

· Time Management; Leadership Skills

· Health & Safety; First Aid

· And many more skill tracks

For residents interested in pursuing an industry-recognized certification, SkillUp® Lower Shore offers over 100 certification training tracks.

To review the course catalog and to get your free online learning license, visit today!

If you are interested in further career services, please reach out to Lower Shore Workforce Alliance at

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