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Community colleges are a main hub for Virginia’s Workforce System.

2014 Workforce Annual Report Supplement

The Virginia Community College System is one of Virginia’s major state agencies responsible for workforce development services. The Workforce Development Services arm of Virginia’s Community Colleges aligns education and economic development to extend workforce development courses, training and programs into communities across Virginia.

Last year, colleges provided more than 87,000 individuals with workforce related training and helped over 9,000 businesses strengthen their workforce.

Programs and Services for Individuals and Businesses Include:

  • Industry Certifications and Professional Licensures Courses
  • Skills Assessment through the Career Readiness Certification
  • Apprenticeships
  • Career Coaching
  • Customized training

Elevate Virginia

Workforce Development Services is also part of Elevate Virginia, the state’s collaborative approach to delivering tailored workforce development solutions. The power to Elevate Virginia is rooted in the Commonwealth’s people and its businesses. Whether it is the businesses that already call Virginia home or new companies considering a new location, the strength of the workforce is their primary concern. Virginia’s future economic strength and global competitiveness depend on the readiness of a highly skilled and well-trained workforce to fill the increasingly complex jobs that mark the 21st century economy.

Elevate Virginia focuses state and local leadership on regional labor demands and then engages the training capacity of school divisions, community collegesworkforce investment boards (WIBS), the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC), one stop career centers, job developers, career coaches, community based organizations and a broad spectrum of supportive services to get Virginia’s citizens prepared for high-skilled, high-wage jobs.


Mailing Address
VCCS Workforce Development Services
James Monroe Building
101 North 14th Street, 15th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 819-1680
Fax: (804) 819-1698