A Skilled Workforce Starts With Smart People

A highly educated community contributes immediately to a ready-to-go workforce, and our region has the highest concentration of college graduates in the nation. For businesses considering a Montgomery County location, the education factor means top talent, and provides an immediate workforce advantage.

Talent Pipeline

Our institutions are committed to the accessibility of education to affect upward social mobility. A robust network of community colleges serves as an engine for companies with specialized workforce needs, ensuring that the technical strength and continuity between two-year and four-year colleges remain seamless. Plus, Maryland has the highest concentration of employed doctoral scientists, engineers and mathematical scientists. It also ranks first in its percentage of professional and technical workers.

Vital Connections

Greater Washington, D.C. is also home to over 65,000 alumni from schools including Carnegie Mellon, MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Duke, Georgia Institute of Technology, and others. It also has a very strong demand for STEM jobs, second only to Silicon Valley.

Above all, the County and the Greater Washington area have consistently provided the skilled and talented workforce that we have needed to expand and prosper.

Arne Sorenson, President and CEO, Marriott International, Inc.
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Our Bioscience Education Center will fortify our workforce, from lab bench workers to the next generation of scientists. It will fuel our economy. It will drive new discoveries and open new vistas.

Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard, President, Montgomery College

Life Science and Technology

The talent pool in Montgomery County strongly supports life science and technology company growth, starting early with a robust educational pipeline.

The Universities at Shady Grove is constructing a state-of-the-art, $162 million biomedical sciences building to further cyber, engineering and biomedical sciences education, slated to open in 2019. The Center for Biotechnology Education at Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus helps ensure students get the skills they need to succeed in the biotech industry. Bioscience Education Center at Montgomery College is a 145,000 sq. ft., complex representing an $87.9 million investment in STEM education and workforce development, and just one of several new programs directly contributing to an outstanding talent pool.

WorkSource Montgomery

Our deep understanding of existing and emerging industries allows us to create sustainable workforce solutions that are tailored to this region—increasing the ability for your company to access highly talented workers throughout the region. WorkSource Montgomery will pre-screen potential employees, coordinate job fairs, and expand your reach to:

  • Colleges and universities throughout the region
  • Active military and veteran service members
  • Local, state, and federal government agencies
  • Community-based organizations and nonprofit