Flanked by members of President Joe Biden’s administration, Gov. Wes Moore on Monday announced Baltimore’s commitment to its designation as one of the nation’s five Workforce Hubs through investments in career and technical education and training for local workers.
An initiative of the Biden administration, Workforce Hubs are cities focused on providing people who have historically had less economic opportunity, like women and people of color, with training and services to help them access well-paying union jobs.
“We are now moving in a way that’s actually focused on partnership, and that means investing,” Moore, a Democrat, explained at a news conference held at Carver Vocational Technical High School. “Investing in things like the Frederick Douglass Tunnel; investing in things like the Port of Baltimore; investing in broadband and Wi-Fi; and investing in mass transit and, yes, that includes the Red Line right here in Baltimore.”
Biden, a Democrat, has assigned billions of dollars to Maryland infrastructure projects, including $4.7 billion for the Frederick Douglass Tunnel rail project that is intended to replace the 150-year-old Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel.