2014 Project Opportunity Graduation, Columbia MD – Spring

COLUMBIA MARYLAND  –  Consulting, Training, and Development Services partnered with partnered with Howard County Economic Development Authority, The Howard County Tech Council, and the local Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulations Veterans Employment Representative to provide Project Opportunity to veterans in the Columbia Maryland area. The Orientation Session was conducted on March 19, 2014 with a total of twelve veterans in attendance. Ten of the veterans at the Orientation Session indicated a desire to move forward to the next screening process, the telephonic assessment. After the completion of the telephonic screening assessments a total of nine veterans were accepted into the program. Here is a summary of their business ventures:

  • Cell Phone Sales/Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Trucking Company
  • Non emergency medical transport
  • Veterans Employment Personnel Services, LLC
  • Data Hook-Up
  • Specimen Collection Device
  • Catering Services
  • Commercial and Home Inspection Services

Classes started on April 9, 2014 at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship.  

The Graduation Ceremony was held on June 18, 2014 at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship. A total of eight (8) veterans completed the course and graduated. One had to withdraw due to medical issues. Here is a summary of the business ventures for this class:

  • Fitness Center
  • Trucking Company
  • Non Emergency Medical Transport
  • Veterans Employment Personnel Services, LLC
  • Data Hook-Up (business matchmaking service)
  • Specimen Collection Device
  • Catering Services
  • Commercial and Home Inspection Services

Major General (Ret) Genaro J. Dellarocca from the TEDCO Veterans Opportunity Fund was the guest speaker.


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