Maryland Workforce Association

IIMPORTANT NOTICE:  The conference is currently sold out.  We are looking into ways to make additional slots available. If you would like to be added to a waiting list please email us at

The Maryland Workforce Association is made up of the twelve Local Workforce Directors in Maryland. The association collaborates with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation and other state workforce partners to foster regional and statewide collaboration and share best practices.

The Maryland Workforce Association advocates for and promotes the public workforce system on a local, state, and national level. The advocacy includes building relationships with elected officials at all levels, outreach to businesses within the State, and building partnerships with other agencies and organizations to strengthen the system. 

Join us March 15-16 for our Raising the Bar Conference at Turf Valley in Ellicott City.

Raising the Bar 2017

The Maryland Workforce Association's Raising the Bar Conference  is returning in 2017 to provide an opportunity for in-depth conversations and networking for workforce and educational professionals to discuss innovative solutions for the Workforce Industry.  Bring your challenges, ideas and evidence based solutions and join us as we navigate the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and explore promising practices in developing the best workforce system in the Country