Virginia Infrastructure Academy

Strengthening Virginia’s infrastructure, paving the way for Virginia’s economic growth

In partnership with the Lumina Foundation, Virginia’s Community Colleges are working to leverage resources, expand collaboration, and streamline efforts to meet the needs of in-demand infrastructure industries and provide short-term industry training and credentials leading to employment for thousands of Virginians, as well as building long-term career development training and educational opportunities.

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The subject matter experts behind Virginia’s infrastructure future

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Additionally, Virginia Infrastructure Academy is led by a steering committee which includes veterans of the field, including:

Dr. Peter Anderson
New River Community College
Jeanian Clark
Lord Fairfax Community College
Trenton Clark
Virginia Asphalt Association
Elizabeth Creamer
Community College Workforce Alliance
Edward Dalrymple
Chemung Contracting
Virginia Board for Community Colleges
Gordon Dixon
VA Transportation Construction Alliance
Todd Estes
Community College Workforce Cooperative
Natalie Foster
Executive Director VA Ready
Ken Garrison
Heavy Construction Contractors Association
Dr. Shashuna Gray
Germanna Community College
Cedric Green
Dominion Energy
Dr. Keith Harkins
Southside Virginia Community College
Debora Harvey
Heavy Construction Contractors Association
Jessica Hoff
The Broadband Association of Virginia
Perry Hughes
Wytheville Community College

Matt Kellam
Dominion
Dr. Anne Kress
President, Northern Virginia Community College
Ray LaMura
The Broadband Association of Virginia
Dr. Corey McCray
President, Camp Community College
Kevin Ratliff
BlueRidge Community College
Dave Peterson
SHINE
Maria Tamburri
Dominion Energy
Tamara Williams
Tidewater Community College

VCCS System Office Staff
Dr. Sharon Morrissey, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Workforce Programs
Randall Stamper, Associate Vice Chancellor for Career Education & Workforce Development
Dr. Cat Finnegan, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Institutional Effectiveness
Jim André, Director, Grants and Federal Workforce Programs
Dr. Angela Lawhorne, Director, Career Education Programs & Workforce Partnerships
Chris Johnston, Director, Grant Writing and Administration
Cynthia Findley, Project Manager and Director, Workforce Partnerships and Projects

Supporting diverse infrastructure needs across the commonwealth

Below is a sampling of programs within the Virginia Infrastructure Academy and a list of community colleges that specialize in those trainings.

Diesel Mechanic
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Southside Virginia Community College
Southwest Virginia Community College

Heavy Equipment Operator
Blue Ridge Community College
Germanna Community College
Laurel Ridge Community College
Patrick & Henry Community College
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Southwest Virginia Community College

Powerline Worker
Central Virginia Community College
Mountain Empire Community College
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Southside Virginia Community College
Wytheville Community College

We’re here for your questions.

For more information about connecting your business to VIA, connecting your workforce programs to VIA, or if you’re a student interested in enrolling in a VIA training, please contact Cynthia Finley by email or phone 804-819-3336. Interested students can also reach out directly to their local community college to ask about current offerings.

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