Website supports collaboration between workforce, education and economic development

Havre de Grace, MD — The Susquehanna Workforce Network (SWN) is a private, nonprofit corporation that oversees, coordinates, and plans workforce development programs and services for businesses and individuals in Cecil and Harford Counties in Maryland. SWN and FCM were recently awarded a prestigious Davey Award for the work on its rebranding strategy and website.

The Daveys are judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a 600+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.

SWN Executive Director, Bruce England said, “SWN is focused on creating solutions to address our region’s most pressing challenges – jobs and the economy. To do that requires strategic public/private partnerships with business and industry, economic development and education. Our new website clearly highlights ways that these groups can join our cause and collaborate, as well as educates the community on the employment and training services we provide.”

FCM President and CEO, Celina Gradijan said, “SWN is part of a national workforce investment system that develops workforce strategies and provides employment and training services throughout the country. SWN represents an affiliation of more than 50 local businesses, organizations, and agencies that work collaboratively to execute a system of education, training, employment and outreach programs or services that are responsive to local economic challenges and designed to meet the needs of businesses, workers, and youth. The organization has won multiple awards for its innovation and forward-thinking in contributing to their region’s economic growth which is now better reflected in their new brand and website.”

To view SWN’s winning website, go to For more information about FCM and its services for government and nonprofit organizations, go to For more about the 2014 Davey’s, go to