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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 program is open to Garrett County Public High Schools and Home School students.

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.

Program Details

Work Ethic Diploma Program Details

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 Holly Lane or 301.387.6171.

Students Who Have Earned A Work Ethic Diploma

CLASS OF 2019
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce and Garrett County Public Schools presented Work Ethic Diplomas to 32 Class of 2019 graduates from Northern and Southern High Schools. Click here to read the full press release.

The Class of 2019 recipients of the Work Ethic Diploma are listed here.

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Class of 2020

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce and Garrett County Public Schools presented Work Ethic Diplomas to 43 Class of 2020 graduates from Northern and Southern High Schools. Click here to read the full press release.

The class of 2020 Work Ethic Diploma Recipients are listed here.

Class of 2021

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce and Garrett County Public Schools presented Work Ethic Diplomas to 73 Class of 2021 graduates from Northern and Southern High Schools. Click here to read the full press release.

The class of 2021 Work Ethic Diploma Recipients are listed here.

Class of 2022

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce and Garrett County Public Schools presented Work Ethic Diplomas to 66 Class of 2022 graduates from Northern and Southern High Schools. Click here to read the full press release.

To qualify for a Work Ethic Diploma, students had to earn a minimum of points in the following criteria: Discipline Standard, Attendance Standard, Absence Standard, Work Experience, Community Service/Internship Project Standard, Overall Grade Point Average Standard, Team Work Standard. They also had to complete an exit interview and new this year, submit a resume.

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