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CARDIN WILL VISIT BCCC CAMPUS TO TALK EDUCATION AND THE ECONOMY
, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) will visit with students and administrators at the Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) for a roundtable discussion on the state of the economy, the importance of financial aid opportunities, and prospects in the region and nationally. They will discuss programs at BCCC, including Year Up, which are designed to help students succeed in today’s job market. Senator Cardin has been working as a member of the Senate Finance and Small Business committees to move forward legislation and reforms that will bring stability and foster growth in our economy. Creating jobs for an educated and highly skilled workforce is at the heart of those efforts.
WHAT: Sen. Cardin Roundtable at Baltimore City Community College
WHERE: Baltimore City Community College
2901 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore
BCCC is the only community college in Baltimore City, and the only State-sponsored community college in Maryland. For 64 years, the College has served as a gateway to higher education, graduating more than 30,000 students. BCCC has enrolled its first cohort of students in the Year Up program, a one-year intensive technical and professional skills development experience serving predominantly low-income 18 to 24 year-olds who have a high school diploma or GED. Young adults will receive six months of college credited skills at BCCC and a six-month internship with a major corporation (including Johns Hopkins, T. Rowe Price, Morgan Stanley, Constellation Energy and Bechtel). The program, founded in Boston, is up and running in eight urban areas across the nation. Baltimore’s is the first college-based Year Up pilot.