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Program Description

  Workforce and Business Development

Montgomery County Public Libraries has a special emphasis on developing and supporting workforce and business development in the County. The area of the Department's service falls under the Assistant Director for Programs and Outreach and is headed by a full-time Program Specialist for Workforce and Business Development.

Within this program MCPL:

Develops a comprehensive annual plan for systemwide offering of workforce, business, digital, and financial literacy programs within the 22-branch MCPL system. Defines scope of all programs offered to ensure consistency with MCPL customer needs.

Initiates and maintains multiple collaborative relationships and partnerships with key workforce, business, digital, and financial literacy contacts.

Provides resources and materials to support the County's Business Connect program which is a business assistance hub where small business owners can get information, support, and training to start or grow their companies.

In addition, the Department recruits, screens, interviews candidates, and awards seats for MCPLs Career Online High School program. Career Online High School is an AdvancED/SACS/NCA/NWAC-accredited program that enables students to earn their high school diplomas while gaining real-world career skills.

Program Contacts

Contact Steve Kapani of the Department of Public Libraries at 240.777.0045 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Attendees at business and workforce development programs 15,5205,0391,1003,6306,156
Active partnerships with workforce and business development organizations1521121215
Graduates from Career Online High School 2135448
1  Numbers represent onsite (July 1, 2019 through March 15, 2020) and virtual (March 16, 2020 through June 30, 2020) program attendees.
2  Adult learners can earn a high school diploma through Career Online High School, an accredited, non-traditional online high school diploma program.

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved3052831.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-1279480.00
FY22 Approved1773351.00