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Commercial Driver’s License Skills Test Waiver

Effective January 1, 2013, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) will have the ability to waive the driver skills test required in order to obtain a Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) for recently discharged service members who meet the following criteria: Individuals must have 2 years of experience driving vehicles as part  Read More…


GI Bill Education Benefits and Education Scholarships

The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) serves as the official State Approving Agency (SAA), an approving authority for the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  A goal of MHEC is to increase the awareness of every veteran, service member and/or eligible dependent concerning the full range of both educational and training opportunities available in the State  Read More…


Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Program

Sponsored in part by the Maryland Department of Commerce, the Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).  The Maryland PTAP provides support in a number of ways, including: locating subcontracting opportunities market research to locate government agencies who buy your product or services assisting with registrations and certifications  Read More…


Maryland Small Business and Technology Development Center

The Maryland Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) provides confidential business services to help refine business plans, identify sources of capital, and develop strategies to support business growth and profitability.  The Maryland SBTDC network is divided into six regions which provide services to entrepreneurs and existing businesses across the state.  Each region offers a  Read More…


Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

The Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs is the State’s primary advocate for small, minority- and women-owned businesses. The Office promotes fairness and compliance in government contracting and endorses the utilization of certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Small Business Reserve (SBR) firms.  Learning to navigate the procurement process is a critical element  Read More…


The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) protects service members’ reemployment rights when returning from a period of service in the uniformed services, including those called up from the reserves or National Guard, and prohibits employer discrimination based on military service or obligation. The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Veterans’ Employment and Training  Read More…


National Guard Transition Assistance Advisor

The Maryland National Guard (MDNG) Transition Assistance Advisor (TAA) provides a number of supports to the National Guard and Reserve Components in Maryland.  Post deployment, MDNG and Reservists can receive help coordinating with the U.S. VA, Veteran Service Organizations, Department of Labor, Employment Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) and other resources that may help with  Read More…


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