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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Lack of Qualified Candidates Leaves Job Openings at Aberdeen

  • October 16, 2011
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Military and community officials point to shortcomings in local higher education offerings as a primary reason they have been unable to fill job openings at the missions that have recently moved to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

Many of the jobs available at Army Communications-Electronics Command require specialized degrees that cannot be obtained in Aberdeen and Harford County, CECOM spokesman Bob DiMichele told BelAirPatch. If necessary, the command will recruit qualified candidates from technology clusters in North Carolina and California, DiMichele said.

The Science and Math Academy at Aberdeen High School, however, has been a boon for the area, preparing students to pursue science, technology and math in college.

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