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Port Covington Manufacturing Bootcamp underway

Port Covington Manufacturing Bootcamp underway

They've started small. First, it was eight men. Now it's 16.

But leaders of the Port Covington Manufacturing Bootcamp, which aims to equip men from some of Baltimore's toughest neighborhoods with skills such as woodworking and welding and place them in jobs, are confident they're on a promising path.

The first group to complete the program all found employment. Some of the 12 employers who showed up to hire in January were even left hanging.

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., one of the sponsors of the program, was one of them. But President Tim Regan didn't seem to mind too much.

"To me it's just a great indication that we are finally starting to connect...