The Power List | Regional leaders assist businesses with coronavirus effects

The Power List | Regional leaders assist businesses with coronavirus effects

When health officials announced in mid-March that community transmission of the novel coronavirus was happening in the United States, a group of Hampton Roads business and workforce leaders sensed it was going to have a profound effect on the regional…

Women on board New program prepares women for careers in ship repair

Women on board New program prepares women for careers in ship repair

In early March, 18 women gathered for the first week of a pre-apprenticeship program designed to catapult them into in-demand careers in the ship repair industry. Run by the Hampton Roads Workforce Council, the 12-week, intensive Women in Skilled Careers (WISC)…

Boost the regional economy by leveraging workforce development training | Expert column

When we think about the economic vitality of our region, job creation is often top of mind. How do we attract more businesses? How do we drive job growth? However, it’s high time we pull from the low-hanging fruit: training…

‘Connecting Opportunities’ aims to help students get trained in trade programs

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Hampton Roads Workforce Council and Elizabeth River Crossing have recently teamed up to launch the “Connecting Opportunities” program.  Through Connecting Opportunities, 30 students per year will receive funding to complete trade programs through Tidewater Community College’s…

Jobs and awards announced for Hampton Roads’ combined workforce boards

A new jobs initiative and workforce development awards were announced at the Southeastern Virginia Regional Workforce Collaborative’s first joint annual meeting Oct. 2. The collaborative is a partnership between the Hampton Roads Workforce Council and the Greater Peninsula Workforce Board.…

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…

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…

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…