Sagamore Development, owned by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, has launched a workforce-training program, which will focus primarily on manufacturing jobs. Sagamore’s Manufacturing Bootcamp will work with The Center for Urban Families in Baltimore and The Foundery, a community-driven organization that provides access to knowledge and industrial-grade tools.
The pilot program began in November 2016, with the first class graduating in the first week of January. The Manufacturing Bootcamp will offer Baltimoreans training opportunities in various skills, along with exposure to manufacturing trade environments.
The inaugural class was made up of eight participants that attended classes four days a week for a total of seven weeks. The classes were held at The Foundery and consisted of welding, textiles, woodworking, 3D printing and computer numerically controlled machinery. All eight graduates have received job offers and began their new positions earlier this week.
The Commercial Group and Whiting-Turner, along with Sagamore are sponsoring the bootcamp. The program is the first of a series of programs planned as part of the redevelopment of Port Covington.