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APPLICATION PROCESS FOR NOMINATING PROGRAMS TO BE ON THE MARYLAND STATE LIST OF OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING PROVIDERS FOR THE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT (WIA)

Maryland Approved Private Career Schools

If a training provider is making initial application to be added to the Maryland State List of Occupational Training Providers to be eligible for WIA funding, follow Step 1 and Step 2.  If a training provider is already on the Maryland State List of Occupational Training Providers, follow Step 2.


Step1:  To nominate a training provider to be added to the Maryland State List of Occupational Training Providers, the training provider must submit the following document:

Step 2:  To nominate program(s) to be added to the Maryland State List of Occupational training providers, the training provider must submit the following documents for each occupational training program.

  • LWIB Nomination Form (Word Document): -- to be completed by the training provider and signed by authorized staff of a Maryland Local Workforce Investment Board (LWIB) indicating the LWIB's approval to add the program to the WIA State List.

  • Program Description Form (Word Document):  Program to be on Maryland State List of Occupational Training Providers -- to be completed by the training provider.

  • Verification of Minimum Program Performance (Word Document): -- to be completed by the training provider documenting that an existing  program has at least a 61% employment rate for program graduates.  A new program is exempt from this requirement. The data MUST be sent in electronic format, either on a CD, DVD, or via e-mail in MS-Word or Excel file format. If sent via e-mail, the MS-Word or Excel files MUST be password-protected with the password sent in a separate follow-up e-mail.

Note:  Before a program is eligible to be added to the Maryland State List of Occupational Training Providers, a training provider must submit a complete application (with all the above forms completed and signed) 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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