Business Partnerships | Virginia's Community Colleges


Resources to help your business to grow and stay competitive

The mission of Virginia’s Community Colleges is to address the state’s unmet higher education and workforce training needs.

Business Services

VCCS is your resource to help your business to grow, stay competitive and maintain a highly skilled workforce. We’re here to support your business needs that include hiring, training, staffing up for growth and even when tough times call for downsizing.

Customized Training

Virginia’s Community Colleges specialize in developing training to enhance the workplace skills for businesses through customized and open enrollment training.

Rapid Response

A federally funded program that provides assistance to businesses and employees during times of layoff, reorganization, transition, downsizing, or natural disaster.

Labor Market Information

Find out which careers are in demand now and in the future. From industry projections to labor market analyses, the information you need is right here at your fingertips.

Virginia Career Works

An ideal resource for today’s job seeker. In addition to a wide array of online tools, candidates can use this site to learn about insurance options for healthcare.

Success Story

“In what has been universally touted as a model public/private partnership, your college and the Commonwealth’s electric cooperatives established the Power Line WorkerTraining School (PLWS), which has, since its establishment in 2016, been highly successful by any measure … [The PLWS] shines as a bright example of what can be accomplished when opportunity meets need, and the right people and entities are aligned in a worthy mission.”

— John C. Lee, Jr. President & CEO of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative [AND] Jeff Edwards, CEO of Southside Electric Cooperative

Success Story

“Our partnership with [VCCS]’s Professional Truck Driver Training Program allows us to add graduates to our workforce who have received quality training. [The program] is essential due to the shortage of available drivers in the trucking industry. Your program puts graduates to work immediately with an earning potential of $50,000+ the first year.”

— Dale Hawks, Vice President, Safety & Human Resources, W.L.A., Inc.


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