Early childhood education virtual jobs event series to help fill workforce loss from COVID-19

Early childhood education virtual jobs event series to help fill workforce loss from COVID-19

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Hampton Roads Workforce Council has partnered with Eastern Virginia Medical School’s Minus 9 to 5 to connect community members with jobs in early childhood education in an effort to help with the jobs deficit COVID-19 has created.…

0 million Sentara, LISC partnership begins with financial literacy and job training

$100 million Sentara, LISC partnership begins with financial literacy and job training

It was early October when Sentara announced it had partnered with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation on a $100 million multi-year effort to make Hampton Roads healthier. Sentara and its insurance subsidiary Optima Health pledged to contribute $50 million toward…

Virginia Values Veterans

Norfolk organization honored for helping vets find work

The “Virginia Values Veterans” program highlights groups that assist vets with making the transition to post-military careers in the private sector. NORFOLK, Va. — The Hampton Roads Veterans Employment Center has been recognized with the Virginia Values Veterans “V3” award.…

11 Va. employers recognized for hiring veterans

11 Va. employers recognized for hiring veterans

Virginia Values Veterans Awards announced at Va. Veterans and Military Affairs Conference PUBLISHED AUGUST 19, 2020BY SYDNEY LAKE Eleven Virginia employers received this year’s Virginia Values Veterans Awards, which were announced Wednesday during the virtual 2020 Virginia Veterans and Military Affairs Conference,…

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)…

Resources to help businesses navigate uncertain times | Expert column

Over the last couple of years, industry, economic, and education entities have worked collaboratively — focusing efforts on ensuring a highly trained workforce, improving the talent pipeline, and tackling the skilled trade shortage. However, confronted with the COVID-19 pandemic, the…