Matt Stubbs has been with the Job Opportunities Task Force (JOTF) since 2012 as the program manager of their pre-apprenticeship construction training program, Project JumpStart. Project JumpStart aims to provide training, supportive services, and job placement assistance to unemployed and under-employed Marylanders. Matt has helped the program expand from three classes to six with the addition of a second JumpStart training site in Baltimore City. He has also managed the expansion from Baltimore to Prince George’s County, Maryland. The program now serves approximately 125 residents a year. Matt has also helped increase supportive services for trainees and graduates through the addition of a Financial Case Manager and the implementation of a graduate-led mentoring program for young adults enrolled in the program.
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