Welcome!

News Feed Item

AIRMALL® Maryland Launches Inaugural Workplace Development Program for BWI Marshall Concessions

-- Program Assists Tenants and Employees in Recruitment, Training, Life Skills and More --

BALTIMORE, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AIRMALL® USA, the leading airport concessions developer in North America, and operator of the AIRMALL at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall), has partnered with several Anne Arundel County organizations to launch the AIRMALL Workplace Development Program to support current and future concession employees and tenants at BWI Marshall Airport. 

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130815/NE65000LOGO)

"With the help of several county business resources and partners, AIRMALL is pleased to launch a new workforce enrichment program that is designed to support the entire concession program life cycle and directly benefit both the BWI Marshall concession employees and tenants," said Brett Kelly, vice president of AIRMALL Maryland.  "The series of business, career, and personal development programs are part of our overall commitment to ensuring that AIRMALL continues to cultivate high-quality opportunities for businesses and employees in Anne Arundel County and the state."

As part of the workplace development program, AIRMALL has partnered with several Anne Arundel County organizations to offer free classes and programs designed for both professional and personal growth.  Classes offered by the program include technical training such as ServSafe® and English as a Second Language (ESL), as well as life skill classes such as GED exam prep, career mapping and time management. Additionally, AIRMALL will provide programs and resources that can assist Maryland-based companies interested in joining the concessions program.

AIRMALL Maryland is working with the following organizations to launch and execute the workplace development program:

  • The Center for Workforce Solutions (CWS) at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) will offer technical training to concession program employees, including providing ServSafe® food safety certification and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.
  • The Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation (AAWDC) will cultivate and train job seekers and match their skills and experience with AIRMALL subtenants for specific concession job openings. They will also provide a workplace excellence series to train and retain employees.
  • The Maryland Small Business & Technology Development Center (MSBTDC) and AIRMALL will partner to identify Maryland-based restaurants and retail businesses that may be strong candidates for the concessions program.  The MSBTDC will work with potential tenants to develop a business plan, marketing plan, growth strategy and financing plan at no charge.
  • The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation will work with AIRMALL to assist qualified local businesses in securing capital, including small business loans and financing options, for expansion into the BWI Marshall concessions program. 
  • Health Care Access Maryland presented sessions to BWI Marshall concessions employees on January 22, 2014 about available health care options. The organization returned on Friday, January 24 to help enroll interested employees.

"Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation is committed to delivering innovative workforce solutions for businesses in Anne Arundel County," said Sallie Hays Sarelas, business services director at AAWDC. "This collaboration is a win-win for everyone - businesses, employees, and job seekers."  

At the end of 2013, several employees graduated from English as a Second Language classes taught by Anne Arundel Community College.  Two employees at Auntie Anne's at the AIRMALL at BWI Marshall were among the graduates of the first class and shared their experience.

"I am more confident speaking to customers about the items we sell, and I am a better host to my customers," said Benedicto Celis, Auntie Anne's employee.

"The ESL class helps me be better at my job. I understand my customers better, so I can  help them more quickly," added Madilyn Abuel, Auntie Anne's employee.

AIRMALL will also launch its inaugural Lunch & Learn program, which will bring in expert speakers from across Maryland to speak with concessions employees at BWI Marshall Airport. Lunch & Learn topics will include personal finance, college enrollment and tuition resources, home buying tips, women's health and work/life balance.

For more information on AIRMALL USA, visit www.airmall.com

About AIRMALL® USA
AIRMALL® USA is the developer and manager of the retail, food and beverage operations at Pittsburgh International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport (terminals B and E), Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.  The leading airport concessions model in North America, AIRMALL USA continues to boast the highest per-passenger spend on the continent and consistently receives accolades for innovation and customer service.  For more information on AIRMALL USA, visit www.airmall.com

Contact:

Jennifer O'Rourke


For AIRMALL USA


412-642-7700


[email protected]  

SOURCE AIRMALL USA

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
Coca-Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicate or sell. In their Day 3 Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola, and Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, discussed how from store operations and ...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Carl J. Levine, Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1, will objectively discuss how DNS is used to solve Digital Transformation challenges in large SaaS applications, CDNs, AdTech platforms, and other demanding use cases. Carl J. Levine is the Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1. A veteran of the Internet Infrastructure space, he has over a decade of experience with startups, networking protocols and Internet infrastructure, combined with the unique ability to it...
"Infoblox does DNS, DHCP and IP address management for not only enterprise networks but cloud networks as well. Customers are looking for a single platform that can extend not only in their private enterprise environment but private cloud, public cloud, tracking all the IP space and everything that is going on in that environment," explained Steve Salo, Principal Systems Engineer at Infoblox, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventio...
Data scientists must access high-performance computing resources across a wide-area network. To achieve cloud-based HPC visualization, researchers must transfer datasets and visualization results efficiently. HPC clusters now compute GPU-accelerated visualization in the cloud cluster. To efficiently display results remotely, a high-performance, low-latency protocol transfers the display from the cluster to a remote desktop. Further, tools to easily mount remote datasets and efficiently transfer...
It is of utmost importance for the future success of WebRTC to ensure that interoperability is operational between web browsers and any WebRTC-compliant client. To be guaranteed as operational and effective, interoperability must be tested extensively by establishing WebRTC data and media connections between different web browsers running on different devices and operating systems. In his session at WebRTC Summit at @ThingsExpo, Dr. Alex Gouaillard, CEO and Founder of CoSMo Software, presented ...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, James Henry, Co-CEO/CTO of Calgary Scientific Inc., introduced you to the challenges, solutions and benefits of training AI systems to solve visual problems with an emphasis on improving AIs with continuous training in the field. He explored applications in several industries and discussed technologies that allow the deployment of advanced visualization solutions to the cloud.
Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"NetApp is known as a data management leader but we do a lot more than just data management on-prem with the data centers of our customers. We're also big in the hybrid cloud," explained Wes Talbert, Principal Architect at NetApp, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"We work around really protecting the confidentiality of information, and by doing so we've developed implementations of encryption through a patented process that is known as superencipherment," explained Richard Blech, CEO of Secure Channels Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
High-velocity engineering teams are applying not only continuous delivery processes, but also lessons in experimentation from established leaders like Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook. These companies have made experimentation a foundation for their release processes, allowing them to try out major feature releases and redesigns within smaller groups before making them broadly available. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Lucas, Senior Staff Engineer at Optimizely, discussed how by using ne...
Agile has finally jumped the technology shark, expanding outside the software world. Enterprises are now increasingly adopting Agile practices across their organizations in order to successfully navigate the disruptive waters that threaten to drown them. In our quest for establishing change as a core competency in our organizations, this business-centric notion of Agile is an essential component of Agile Digital Transformation. In the years since the publication of the Agile Manifesto, the conn...
While some developers care passionately about how data centers and clouds are architected, for most, it is only the end result that matters. To the majority of companies, technology exists to solve a business problem, and only delivers value when it is solving that problem. 2017 brings the mainstream adoption of containers for production workloads. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ben McCormack, VP of Operations at Evernote, discussed how data centers of the future will be managed, how the p...
"Cloud Academy is an enterprise training platform for the cloud, specifically public clouds. We offer guided learning experiences on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and all the surrounding methodologies and technologies that you need to know and your teams need to know in order to leverage the full benefits of the cloud," explained Alex Brower, VP of Marketing at Cloud Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clar...