November 13, 2021
Top News | Whitney B. Harmel promoted to executive director
In November, Whitney B. Harmel, the Maryland Chamber’s vice president of membership and development, was promoted to executive vice president of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and executive director of the Maryland Chamber Foundation.
In her role as executive director of the Maryland Chamber Foundation, Harmel will work to support sustainable solutions that drive Maryland’s future economy, focusing on education, innovation and workforce development.
“I am thrilled to continue my work accelerating education and workforce development initiatives that drive collaboration and innovation within the Maryland business community,” said Harmel. “I will continue to advocate for solutions with our members, partners and the future workforce to keep Maryland moving forward.”
Opportunity | Teacher Externship Program
Our Teacher Externship Program is a unique, immersive four-week summer program that builds the bridge between businesses and educators by pairing high school teachers with top Maryland businesses who provide hands-on experience in industries related to the subjects they teach.
Teacher and host company applications for summer 2022 are now open! Teachers must apply by December 31, 2021.
Impact | Teacher Externship Program
The Maryland Chamber Foundation’s Teacher Externship Program has experienced exponential growth over the last few years. Learn more about the data that drives the program in our 2021 Impact Report.
Webinar | Understanding the current state of COVID-19
The U.S. Chamber Foundation presents a special edition of Path Forward with Dr. Anthony Fauci. In this episode, Dr. Fauci will share his thoughts on the current state of the pandemic, the latest information on Omicron, and what happens when COVID-19 becomes endemic.
Thursday, December 16th
1:00 – 1: 45 p.m. (ET)
Bobby Burkhart, biology teacher at Williamsport High School spent 4 weeks this past summer at an externship with Potomac Edison in Washington county. Bobby was amazed by the vast number of people in many different career fields required to deliver electric power every minute of every day, and has taken these lessons back to his classroom to share with his students.
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