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    Work Ethic Diploma Program


  • The Chamber in partnership with Garrett County Public Schools has launched a Work Ethic Diploma Program to address the workforce challenges by creating a pipeline of prospective employees who possess those quality attributes desired by employers. By meeting established criteria, local students will earn a Work Ethic Diploma upon graduating which will guarantee them job interviews and better wages.

    The Work Ethic Diploma Program is designed to address the workforce challenges by:

    • Supplying Garrett County employers with skilled workers.
    • Producing an emerging workforce prepared to face the challenges of a global marketplace.
    • Be a filtering for hiring and selecting candidates that have demonstrated knowledge, skills, abilities, and commitment to work.
    • Reinforcing the value of positive Work Ethic and commitment to successful employment.
    • Recognizing a common, identifiable metric of work habits.
    • Developing and improving soft skills of Garrett County students.

    Click here for full press release.

  • Informational Sessions

    Businesses/organizations seeking quality employees should attend one of the informational sessions.

    Tuesday, April 10
    9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
    The Casselman Inn
    Register Here

    Monday, April 16
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    Oakland Armory
    Register Here

  • Business Benefits

    • Participating business/organizations will be recognized through various marketing tools i.e. on the Garrett County Chamber's website, at graduation ceremonies, through news releases and articles in circulated publications, etc.;
    • Businesses/organizations will have the opportunity to provide information on current job trends, hiring process, general benefits and provide a point of contact for interested students;
    • Businesses/organizations will have the opportunity to provide data/feedback on potential employees with Work Ethic Diplomas;
  • Business Commitment

    Business Commitment Form

  • Questions?

    Contact Nicole Christian or 301.387.8745.

  • Students Who Have Earned A Work Ethic Diploma

    Coming Soon