Maryland Career Schools Get a Timely Boost
By: Ryan Corey | Date: 05/01/08
Tags: Business & Management Skills Training, EC-Council, CEH (Ethical Hacker)
Residents of the State of Maryland (MD) who are looking to further their education in a trade, have things a little nicer this year. The consistently generous Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc., a philanthropic organization, has issued a very large grant to fund MD residents to take training classes at MD private career schools. Residents who meet the eligibility have the ability to receive up to $6,000 and 75% of their training classes in 2008 paid for by the new program named “The Weinberg Grant Program for Private Career Schools” and this grant program is being managed by the Central Scholarship Bureau (CSB).
One industry that is sure to see a great deal of benefit from this in the State of Maryland is Information Technology (IT). This comes at a good time too, because state residents have recently been up in arms about the highly controversial Technology Tax. The argument against this tax has been that IT companies will be driven out of Maryland to be able to do business for substantially cheaper in neighboring states like Virginia and Delaware. However, this new grant program will no doubt afford many Marylanders the training they need to either get into the IT field or continue to develop their tech skills. IT Systems Administrator, Paul Calebaugh of Davis, Sita and Co. (a business consulting, IT consulting and accounting services firm located in Greenbelt, MD) had this to say about the grant, “This grant directly affects us in a positive way because we are a small business and having this extra IT training payment resource will allow our staff to be able to learn many new skills that will help keep us current and even grow our services. I plan on having one of my employees apply for this grant to try and obtain the Cisco CCNA certification.”
And Private Career Schools in Maryland are gearing up for what they expect to be a busier than normal 2008 because of the Weinberg grant. Academy of Computer Education (located in Prince George’s County) School Director Ralph Sita said, “We have seen many students interested in training classes apply for the grant. Many people have shown excitement because they feel that they can finally afford to take classes like the A+ / Network+ and the Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST). These courses will help them to begin a career in IT.” Maryland computer training schools have to be excited about the rush. Many people were considering IT training to be one of the industries most affected by the Tech Tax.
Career schools in other industries will definitely see a rise in enrollment and training too. There is no doubt that the Weinberg Foundation and the CSB have not only done a good deed for Maryland Residents, but also for the entire state. This grant program is likely to have long term positive affects on the economy in Maryland. As for the affects of the Tech Tax, that is to be determined, but this grant program is definitely going to ease the minds of many Marylanders in 2008 and beyond.
For more information on the Weinberg Grant for Private Career Schools in Maryland visit: Central Scholarship Bureau
For more information on Maryland IT training visit: Academy of Computer Education
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