Christina Brooks 35 senior director youth services Hampton Roads Workforce Council

Christina Brooks, 35, senior director, youth services, Hampton Roads Workforce Council | 2019 Top 40 Under 40

At work: I am the senior director of youth services at the Hampton Roads Workforce Council where I oversee the development of regionally-focused innovative workforce development programming for over 5,000 youth per year. Home and family: Originally from North Carolina, I live…

2019 inaugural joint annual meeting & workforce innovation awards

Workforce Development Programs Host Joint Meeting & Awards

The Hampton Roads Workforce Council in partnership with the Greater Peninsula Workforce Board hosted the Inaugural Joint Annual Meeting and Workforce Innovation Awards on Oct. 2 at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel. The Meeting and Awards highlighted workforce development programs, services and accomplishments over…

Connect Talent To Opportunities

The Inaugural Joint Annual Meeting & Workforce Innovation Awards

Norfolk, VA — October 2, 2019 —The Hampton Roads Workforce Council in partnership with the Greater Peninsula Workforce Board today hosted the Inaugural Joint Annual Meeting and Workforce Innovation Awards, which highlighted workforce development programs, services, and accomplishments over the…

Workforce development chief shares best practices with EDA members

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…

New Google feature aims to simplify Hampton Roads job searches

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"

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

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…