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Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Reskilling and Reemploying Virginia’s Workers

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  Forrest Whitney is a man who doesn’t like idle hands. So, when he lost his job in the closure of Radford’s Grede Foundry, he was anxious to find a new opportunity. That’s when he discovered that he was eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance program (TAA) funding that would help him become a student in […]

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Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014

Adult Career Coaches: A Profession that Transforms Lives

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Angela Lawhorne, an adult career coach at Paul D. Camp Community College (PDCC) in Franklin, Virginia, rarely has a “typical” day. Her team is prepared to help anyone who walks through their door with training and job placement. Adult career coaches and the individuals they help act as a team to set an end career […]

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Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Training Helps Marine Compete in Competitive Job Market

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I could not pass up sharing the following testimonial from Eileen Thawley, a Marine Corps veteran in Northern Virginia. IT Jobs for Veterans provides funding for veterans to obtain training, certification and job placement assistance. The program started out placing unemployed veterans in IT jobs but has since expanded to all training and assistance that […]

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Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014

How Virginia Tracks the Education and Training of Its Workforce

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

All States gather high-level, state-wide data on a variety of measures such as education, productivity, salaries, wages, and employment. These measures allow a comparison at a national level of the general health of a State. Virginia tracks progress on these indicators through Virginia Performs – the Commonwealth’s performance leadership and accountability system. The Council on […]

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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014

Elizabeth Creamer: Profile in Workforce Leadership

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When Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his administration earlier this week, it was no surprise to see Elizabeth Creamer’s appointment as Advisor for Workforce Development, within the Secretary of Commerce and Trade Office. “I feel certain that she’ll be doing a great deal of good for the Commonwealth at large and for workforce […]

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Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Northern Virginia Veteran Scores Employment Success

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Despite nine years of experience as a Project Manager, Gerardo Romero was let go from his job due to the declining financial condition of his firm.  Gerardo found his skills outdated and lacking for today’s job market. A Workforce Services Representative from the Virginia Employment Commission referred Gerardo to the Northern Virginia Jobs for Veterans […]

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Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Community Colleges Offer Pathway to In Demand Jobs

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Every day is busy in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit at Bristol Regional Medical Center. However, no day is too busy for Travis Rife, who is thankful for a work schedule as busy as his. After receiving a permanent layoff notice in 2009, Travis sought the assistance of the dislocated worker program at the Bristol Virginia […]

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Posted on Friday, March 7, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 9

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Special Session, or Session Extension? The original session for the 2014 General Assembly called for the General Assembly to adjourn on Saturday, March 8 and that the report of the budget conference committee could not be considered until 36 hours after its completion (unless 2/3 of the members of each house voted otherwise). Under HJ 17, […]

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Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Apprenticeships Are a Win-Win

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I was excited to attend the commencement exercises for the Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding this past Saturday to celebrate the graduation of 137 apprentices, alongside an energetic group of family and friends.  Apprenticeship is an “Earn and Learn” training model that provides a unique combination of structured learning with on-the-job training and related […]

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Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 8

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Community College Workforce Training Bill Still in the House of Delegates Chancellor Glenn DuBois testified before the Higher Education Subcommittee of the House Education Committee on February 25 in support of SB 628 (Ruff).  This legislation will expand Virginia’s skilled workforce by establishing an incentive of $1,000 for each  Virginia student who completes both training […]

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