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Workforce development chief shares best practices with EDA members

While over 14,000 individuals have utilized five Virginia Career Works centers in the Peninsula and Southside between 2018 and 2019, skilled industries like maritime and health care still need workers. Steve Cook, vice president of workforce innovation for Hampton Roads…

Groups partner to build world-class workforce

Business leaders across eastern Virginia are demonstrating how cooperation can bridge skills gaps between the current workforce and job openings in local industries. After forming the Southeastern Virginia Regional Workforce Collaborative last fall, the Hampton Roads Workforce Council and the…

New Google feature aims to simplify Hampton Roads job searches

A new Google pilot program could help Hampton Roads job seekers find high-paying jobs and training options, but one workforce expert says there’s still more companies can do to connect people to local resources. The enormous tech company recently announced…

Workforce forum urges business leaders to help “bring sexy back”

Panel members discuss labor shortages and retaining talent at the “Understanding Hampton Roads” forum in Chesapeake on Tuesday. The panel members from left to right: Casey Roberts, executive director of New Horizons Regional Education Centers; Daniel Lufkin, president of Paul…

Economic evidence created a sense of urgency for study | Expert column

So why is the Hampton Roads Community Foundation involved in workforce development? Shortly after my arrival as president and CEO in 2012, the foundation launched a community leadership initiative focused on regional economic competitiveness. The impetus was our growing concern…




Opportunity Inc. of Hampton Roads, on behalf of the Hampton Roads Workforce Development Board, is currently making Draft Modifications to the current 4-Year Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Local Plan available to the public for review and comment. In accordance with State guidance, the Draft Plan Modifications and the current Plan can be found by clicking HERE beginning 2/14/19 until 3/15/19. Written comments are welcomed and must be submitted via email to learl@vcwhamptonroads.org no later than 5:30 PM Eastern Time on 3/15/19. Note: Opportunity Inc. is currently in the process of changing its name to the Hampton Roads Workforce Council, which does not affect public review and comment regarding the Draft Plan Modifications. Equal Opportunity Program/Employer funded by the United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.

View original local plan and attachments HERE.