In mid-June, we reported on a new partnership developed by the Work Participation, Placement, and Support Services Program for jobseekers receiving TANF benefits, KRA-operated for the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, with the Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC).
Ernestine Chambers, Operations Manager, reports, “Recently, with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake cutting the ceremonial ribbon, customers and staff from KRA/Baltimore, and other JARC partners, celebrated the official opening of the Baltimore Technical Training Center (BTTC), specializing in job-skills development for the Advanced Manufacturing industry.
Actually, the event was a kind of re-launch. In October 2005, an international Canadian-based company opened the Magna Baltimore Technical Training Center in the then-vacant Park Heights Elementary School. Providing training in Machining and Tool-and-Die Manufacturing, Magna graduated its last class in June 2014, selling $1 million of its equipment, which JARC will utilize, to the City for $1.00 before they ceased operation.
As a recruitment source, KRA/Baltimore is excited to be able to provide our customers an incredible opportunity for self-sufficiency through training, certification, and employment in this in-demand industry. Our staff have been, and will continue to be, active participants in the pre-screening orientation and assessment of our candidates referred for training. We anticipate great results from our alliance with JARC/BTTC!”