FCC & Project GUIDE Partnership
Provides Free Trades Training
FCC recently partnered with Empowered to Live to provide free hands-on trades training to local residents aged 16 to 24 years old. The training was part of Project GUIDE (Geared to Understanding and Identifying Desired Employment), and was a five-week program that offered participants basic construction skills training.
Project GUIDE also connects them with local businesses in fast growing industries to secure internships and employment. I had the chance to visit this program in action at our Monroe Center, which houses many of our workforce development programs. It was incredible to hear from these students on all they’ve learned during this training, and how they plan to use it to better their futures.
I am inspired by and grateful to Tiffany Green, President and Chief Executive Officer of Empowered to Live, for providing positive youth development programs in the Frederick County area. She is a dynamic leader who is truly making a difference in our community.
I thank Caitlin Brandenburg, FCC Business Solutions and Strategic Initiatives Manager, for her leadership with this training, and Brett Maceikis, Course Instructor. This partnership is a powerful example of how FCC can support our community members in their pursuit of creating a better future for themselves and their families.