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New LSWA Director Leslie Porter-Cabell


LSWA Welcomes New Director

Lower Shore Workforce Alliance is proud to welcome Leslie Porter-Cabell as our new Director.

Leslie has over 20 years experience developing and managing programs, creating operating plans and budgets, writing grant proposals and securing funding for private, public, nonprofit and educational institutions.

We welcome Leslie’s leadership as we continue our mission to provide training and employment services to residents and employers of the Lower Easter Shore of Maryland to enable eligible participants to become economically self-sufficient

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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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Wicomico County Public Schools' C.R.E.W. program (Career Research Education and Work) students photographed on the steps


Wicomico County Public Schools’ C.R.E.W. program

Wicomico County Public Schools’ C.R.E.W. program (Career Research Education and Work) gives 10th & 11th grade students the opportunity to work in a paid position in the community for 6 weeks during the summer. Additionally, students receive communication training to equip them with the tools needed to be successful in the workplace.

Lower Shore Workforce Alliance’s Deputy Director Shelly Brown recently visited the classroom to speak about various job opportunities available on the Eastern Shore and how to pursue those careers.

Lower Shore Workforce Alliance is proud to provide funding for the Wicomico County Public Schools C.R.E.W. program enabling high school students to receive work experience and develop positive work habits. Supported in part by Rural Maryland Council.

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