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Aberdeen Proving Ground Hiring Event


I am excited to extend an invitation to the upcoming BEYA (Become Everything You Are) 2024 Career Fair in Baltimore on February 16-17, 2024. Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) will have members from the Army Materiel Command (AMC) at a booth. AMC will conduct on-the-spot hiring, both in-person and virtually, for over 62 local positions in a variety of career fields. Participants are encouraged to pre-register and upload their resumes ahead of time. Candidates will also have the opportunity to apply during the live event.


Event Details:

  • Date: February 16-17, 2024

  • Location: Baltimore Convention Center

  • Time: 10a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • AMC/APG Booth Number #901


This career fair promises to be an enriching experience for individuals seeking career advancement opportunities and professional connections. Please sign up and share this information with anyone who may be interested in a career at APG.




 

Water Treatment Plan in the Tioga Watershed


The Susquehanna River Basin Commission has been awarded $68,255,481 to construct a treatment plan in the Tioga Watershed. Kleinfelder Engineering was hired to design a plant that will treat acid mine drainage (AMD), which occurs as a byproduct of coal mining. It will take approximately 18 months for the plant to be built, but the positive effects will occur almost immediately. This is an important step towards addressing specific environmental concerns of our county which will be remedied with the construction of this plant. The Susquehanna River serves as a natural border between Harford and Cecil Counties, and it is a vital natural resource for both. Cleaner water is not only for the health of our communities, but for local wildlife as well. If you would like to learn more about the project, please click here.





 

Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation


One organization I would like to highlight is the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation (MAEF), whose primary goal is to improve agricultural literacy and education in pre-kindergarten through post-secondary students. MAEF is a non-profit non-governmental organization that provides opportunities for students to become exposed to the agricultural world. MAEF's website houses an abundance of information tailored to all grade levels, as well as virtual courses. There are currently programs being offered in almost 40 different high schools, community colleges, and large universities such as the University of Maryland, College Park.


At the high school level, MAEF offers Natural Resources and Plant Sciences Programs at North Harford High School. Programs offered at Harford Technical High School include Horticulture and Animals Science. Students who complete the Horticulture Program are eligible to take the Certified Professional Horitculturalist Certification exam.


Additionally, several of our local elementary schools, such as Abingdon Elementary School, George D. Lisby Elementary School, and Deerfield Elementary School were also visited by the Aquatics Mobile Science Lab. MAEF's Mobile Science Lab brings experiments and agricultural lessons that expose our young students to important of agriculture.





 

Improving Student Achievement


The Biden Administration's "Improving Student Achievement Agenda" for 2024 was recently announced at the White House, with Governor Moore in attendance. The agenda seeks to increase student attendance, tutoring, and summer learning through a range of policy tools, such as grants. The Maryland State Department of Education disclosed its plan to invest $28 million from this program into the Maryland Tutoring Corps Grant Program, which aims to help more than $80,000 middle and high school students improve their math scores. The full announcement can be found here.




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