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OnTrack Receives $1,000 Rotary Foundation Grant

Posted on:Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 @ 2:00 am

OnTrack was honored to receive a $1,000 grant award from the Hagerstown Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Club enriches our community with its generosity and “service above self.”

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2nd Annual 7th Grade Career Exploration Day a Success!

Posted on:Friday, June 7th, 2019 @ 4:46 pm

“It’s never too soon for the student to start thinking about their career, what they might want to do or something they thought they wanted and discover it’s not what they want to do,” WCPS Superintendent Boyd Michael said. The event, in its second year, is an OnTrack initiative in partnership with Washington County Public …

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OnTrack and Partners to Host 2nd Annual 7th Grade Career Exploration Day on June 6th

Posted on:Saturday, June 1st, 2019 @ 10:00 am

Herald Mail: Seventh grade Career Exploration Day to be held at HCC “More than 1,600 students will be connected with more than 70 local business professionals from a variety of professions and industries to inspire them to pursue local careers. It will include careers that require a college degree as well as those in the …

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Western Heights Middle School student, Jacqueline Boese, wins 7th Grade Career Exploration Day Design Contest

Posted on:Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 @ 10:00 am

Jacqueline Boese, a student from Western Heights Middle School, designed the winning logo for the drawstring bag that all students attending the 2nd annual 7th grade Career Exploration Day will receive. Congratulations, Jaqueline and thank you to graphic design teacher Tyler Rahl and class for participating. 

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OnTrack Receives $15,000 AT&T Foundation Grant

Posted on:Friday, May 24th, 2019 @ 10:00 am

Thank you AT&T for believing in and investing in our community. We are honored to have your trust and support. Congratulations! We are very much looking forward to working with you and your team on our shared goal to empower students everywhere to reach their highest potential. Through AT&T Aspire we are investing in students …

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Maryland leaders focus on job training during Hagerstown Community College celebration

Posted on:Friday, April 19th, 2019 @ 4:29 pm

Saying that Maryland businesses need “homegrown talent,” Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford praised local job-training programs Thursday. Rutherford and Maryland Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz were at Hagerstown Community College to help celebrate milestones in two training efforts. The first was the formal opening of the new Energy and Trades Training Center on the HCC campus. …

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OnTrack featured in At Home Places Spring 2019 Edition

Posted on:Friday, April 19th, 2019 @ 2:10 pm

Check out the piece about OnTrack in At Home Places. Thank you Lisa Tedrick Prejean and Herald-Mail Media for highlighting the cradle to career, collective impact work of OnTrack partners! And thank you Christina Williams Stacy Henson Anthony Williams Jim Kercheval, and Brian Lynch Antietam Broadband for participating. #unstoppable #gofargotogether

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Caring Connections focusing on school readiness

Posted on:Thursday, March 21st, 2019 @ 4:24 pm

School readiness is an important factor in children’s success in school. Some say it begins at birth. Many Washington County families might be unaware of resources to help. That’s where Caring Connections comes in. The program is a single point of entry for access, assessment and referral for Washington County families with children from birth …

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“92% of talent professionals and hiring managers say that soft skills are just as important, if not more important, than hard skills.”

Posted on:Thursday, March 21st, 2019 @ 4:18 pm

Video: Stop Calling Them Soft Skills; They’re Essential Skills

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Washington County Public Schools builds prekindergarten curriculum

Posted on:Thursday, March 21st, 2019 @ 4:04 pm

Washington County Public Schools builds prekindergarten curriculum Pre-kindergarten, kindergarten enrollment Washington County Public Schools will have kindergarten registration help available at each district elementary school Monday, April 29, May 13 and June 3 to complete the registration process with parents and guardians of children who will be eligible for kindergarten next school year. Parents/guardians should …

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