MONROVIA, Montserrado – Maryland’s Sen. J. Gbleh Bo. Brown has proposed an act to create another higher institution of learning in the county.
Brown says the Maryland Vocational Training Institute, which will be located in Pleebo, will provide technical and vocational education and training to young people who are often lacking in skills.
“I want the youth of Maryland to participate in the economy of our county and have the skills needed to get jobs or self-employment and open their own places,” he said.
“I look forward to the Senate passing it, and if they do, then we start looking for the funding for the construction of the institute.”
According to him, the institute will also provide an opportunity to increase self-employment through the provision of entrepreneurship training.
“This can be done by providing access to quality education – making strategic and well-targeted investments in human capital development,” he added.
Brown noted that the programs and courses of study would include general construction, general agriculture, general mechanic, home economics arts, and occupational safety.
Although the Maryland senator pitched his bill as a chance to provide educational opportunities to southeasterners, Maryland already has a public university that specializes in technology and engineering. Tubman University has struggled over the past few years to receive adequate funding to maintain its existing professors or hire additional ones.
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