WSM Thanks All Community-Based Organizations Who Participated and
Contributed to our Community Asset Project
ROCKVILLE, MD—WorkSource Montgomery, Inc. (WSM) developed a digital resource that serves as a regional adult services community asset map to capitalize on the existing resources already available within Montgomery County. With support and input from our workforce ecosystem partners, we identified and confirmed 111 organizations and 293 adult services across Montgomery County, MD. WSM recently released that full report to the public on its website but decided that in order to make full use of such valuable information that wasn’t enough. Today, WorkSource Montgomery is announcing the launch of an online
geolocator version of the Community Asset Map.
“The first step to truly building an integrated workforce system is to identify the components of the system. To this end, the Community Asset Map is a huge step forward in this process. From here, we look to build on the identified service strengths and seek means to enhance service areas where the demand (for services) exceeds the supply (of services).” — Anthony Featherstone, Executive Director of WorkSource Montgomery.
Community asset mapping is a strength-based approach to community workforce development that creates a map of the community-based organizations and associations through which people within communities come together. It serves as an effective tool for understanding the wealth of talent and resources that exists in Montgomery County. WorkSource Montgomery’s goal of developing this adult services asset map is to document our community’s existing resources and incorporate these strengths into community workforce development efforts. We welcome the addition of other local community-based
organizations in Montgomery County.
Check it out on our website HERE. However, if you prefer to a PDF version, click here.
For questions about our Community Asset Map or to inquire about adding your organization, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About WorkSource Montgomery (WSM)
WSM is the fiduciary agent for Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding in Montgomery County. The organization operates the American Job Centers in Wheaton and Germantown and provides employment services to Montgomery County residents who are unemployed or underemployed.
Programs and initiatives offered by WSM are supported in part by the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor as part of an award totaling $2,682,140. WSM engages employers in various industries throughout the county to ensure that their workforce needs are being met. For more information about WorkSource Montgomery and current recruitment opportunities, events, and workshops, visit our website at worksourcemontgomery.com.