The Patuxent Partnership is a non-profit member organization that works with government, industry and academia to advance education through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) based initiatives, to advance technology through speaker programs and networking, to advance science and technology transfer through the exchange of ideas, information and data related to technologies, and to foster workforce development through an array of initiatives.
ABOUT SoMD 2030 Workforce Development
SoMD 2030 is focused on building up our STEM pipeline, increasing career opportunities, and expanding partnerships with government, industry, and academia. This collaborative effort is funded by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aviation Division (NAWCAD). The Patuxent Partnership (TPP) is accomplishing the work under our Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA) with NAWCAD. We are working with St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the College of Southern Maryland, St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert County Public Schools, as well as other schools, industry, and NAWCAD. The SoMD 2030 funding is due to the continued efforts of the Southern Maryland Navy Alliance.
SoMD 2030 connects talented students with paid apprenticeships and internships in southern MD. It enhances the success of the TechJobsRule (TJR) high school apprentice program with the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center (Forrest Tech Center) of St. Mary’s County Public Schools, NAWCAD, TPP member companies and the Apprenticeship Maryland Program (AMP) approved employers in St. Mary’s County. It creates college internship opportunities with local industry, government, and nonprofits – leading to additional education and career opportunities.
The Patuxent Partnership fosters cooperation and collaboration among academia, private industry and government, bringing together the key economic drivers in Southern Maryland to collaborate on growth for the betterment of all.