May 27, 1991
In the 1990s, business leaders must become comfortable with cultural diversity in the workplace, says Paul Beatty, the newly appointed "executive in residence" at the University of Baltimore.In his new job, the 49-year-old Mr. Beatty is responsible for developing executive training programs in connection with the university. These will be among the first business "outreach" programs for the school and many will focus on workplace diversity, says Mr. Beatty, former head of human resources for Chase Bank of Maryland.
September 3, 1993
WASHINGTON -- The Clinton administration doesn't have a job training policy; it has 154 of them.That's how many separate, competing, duplicative programs the government runs to help people find new careers.At least 65 job training programs serve poor Americans. Forty-five help youth. Six target American Indians. Others focus on ex-felons, displaced homemakers, refugees and runaways.It's a Herculean task to understand the options that are available, says Linda Morra, a General Accounting Office investigator.
January 5, 2003
CHICAGO - In an ambitious program said to be the first of its kind in the nation, a local agency is training suburban immigrants to become fair-housing advocates, able to identify discrimination and negotiate with local governments throughout the six-county Chicago area. The Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities hopes immigrants will be capable of working independently of fair-housing organizations, which are overwhelmed by the large number of cases in far-flung suburban areas.
February 25, 1993
Howard to share $42 million for job trainingHoward County is one of 12 service delivery areas in the state slated to receive a share of $42 million from the Job Training Partnership Act. The money is to be used for employment training programs for economically disadvantaged youths and unskilled adults.The money is part of $56 million from the federal government to the state for employment and training programs, according to a statement released by the governor's office.The remaining $14 million is allocated for the Maryland Job Service, a broker that acts through the Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development's local offices for employers and job seekers.
May 6, 1998
Shares of Baltimore-based Caliber Learning Network Inc., a money-losing, development-stage distributor of education and training programs for working adults, rose as much as 21 percent yesterday in their first day of trading.The company rose $2 to finish at $16 as 1.6 million shares changed hands on the Nasdaq stock market. Earlier, the stock touched $16.88. The company and selling shareholders sold 5.7 million shares, a 47 percent stake, at $14 each, raising $79.8 million. The sale gave Caliber a market capitalization of about $168.
April 4, 2005
THE STRIKING thing about the latest report on the quality of education colleges' training of school principals and administrators was not its verdict, that "the majority of these programs range from inadequate to appalling." That conclusion has not changed since at least 1987, when a national study found the same. Instead, the stunning thing was that three leading organizations of principals and administrators essentially agreed that "many programs simply do not teach what it takes to run a school or a school district."