Foundation Update | Preparing students for careers in IT

August 13, 2021


Blog | Preparing high schools for careers in the ever-changing IT field

Mary Miller is an AP Computer Science teacher at Worcester Tech High School in Worcester County and had the opportunity to be part of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce’s Teacher Externship Program, where she worked at Cards Technology for four weeks learning about what they do and career tracks that can land students in the IT field.

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Mobile vaccination units available upon request

The Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force is providing mobile vaccination units that can stay at a host location for 4-5 days at a time capable of providing 250 or more doses per day. Now is a great time to schedule a visit to your business.

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Family vaccine tax credit

The American Rescue Plan Act of March 2021 expanded available paid leave credit for small – medium size companies with 500 or fewer employees. Employers can recover paid time off given to an employee who is sick or getting vaccinated up to $500 per day.

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In depth | Energizing Education: Potomac Edison hosts two Teacher Externs

Two Maryland schoolteachers spent time in substations, up in the air in bucket trucks and other utility-related activities through the Maryland Chamber Foundation’s 2021 Teacher Externship Program with Potomac Edison in Williamsport. All involved had an incredible experience.

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SBA PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal for small businesses 

PPP borrowers must apply for loan forgiveness with the lender that processed the loan or use SBA’s online direct forgiveness portal for loans of $150,000 or less. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has put together a guide to help small businesses navigate this process and the newly launched PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal by the SBA.

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Questions? Contact us at mdchamber@mdchamber.org or (410) 269-0642.

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