The Town of Rock Hall Engages Rivers & Roads Consulting to Conduct Feasibility Study for Workforce Training Center

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Rock Hall, MD – The Town of Rock Hall has engaged Rivers & Roads Consulting, a leading consultancy based in Easton, Maryland, to conduct a comprehensive feasibility study for the establishment of a marine trades workforce training center. This initiative, funded by The Upper Shore Regional Council, aims to address the evolving needs of the marine trades sector in Rock Hall and support the growth and sustainability of the local economy.

Rivers & Roads Consulting, in collaboration with Rock Hall Mayor James Cook and other key stakeholders, will lead the feasibility study to assess the workforce development needs of marine-oriented businesses in the region. Through surveys, interviews, and data analysis, Rivers & Roads Consulting will gather valuable insights to inform the development of targeted training programs tailored to meet the specific needs of the local maritime community.

“We are honored to be entrusted by the Town of Rock Hall and supported by The Upper Shore Regional Council to lead this important initiative,” said Sam Shoge, Partner at Rivers & Roads Consulting. “This feasibility study represents an exciting opportunity to address workforce challenges and drive positive change in Rock Hall’s marine trades sector.”

The proposed workforce training center aims to offer specialized training programs that align with the demands of the local marine trades industry, providing individuals with the skills and certifications needed to thrive in various roles within this dynamic sector. By investing in workforce development, Rivers & Roads Consulting and its partners seek to strengthen the economic resilience and competitiveness of Rock Hall’s maritime community.

“We believe that by collaborating with local businesses, educational institutions, and community organizations, we can develop innovative solutions to support the long-term success of the marine trades sector in Rock Hall,” added Shoge.

Rivers & Roads Consulting is committed to working closely with Mayor James Cook, The Upper Shore Regional Council, the Rock Hall Economic Development Commission, and other stakeholders throughout the feasibility study process, ensuring that the proposed workforce training center reflects the unique needs and priorities of the Rock Hall community.


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