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This web page provides instructions for nominating training providers and/or programs  to be added to the Maryland State List of Occupational Training Providers to be eligible for funding through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).   The application procedures and the applicable forms are provided on separate pages for each type of training provider listed below:

Please note that to be eligible to be added to the Maryland State List of Occupational Training Providers,  a program must:

  • Prepare an individual for an occupation and provide the skills necessary for gainful employment.

  • Be reviewed and approved to be on the Maryland State List by a Local Workforce Investment Board (LWIB) in Maryland.

  • Be offered by a training provider that is either:  (1) approved by the Maryland Higher Education  Commission, (2) exempted from approval by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, or (3) approved by the higher education authority in the home State where the out-of-state training provider is conducting training.

  • Meet the following minimum program performance standard if the program has operated for more than a year - at least a 61% employment rate for graduates completing the program in the past year.

  • Have required program performance data collected and reported annually by the training provider.  (Data must be reported for WIA funded students and all students enrolled in the program.  To remain on the State List, a program must annually demonstrate at least a 61% employment rate for program graduates or exiters.)

Note:  The training provider must submit all completed and signed forms to:

Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 N. Liberty Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Attention: David Jorgenson
Fax:  410-332-0270

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