Skills for Jobs and Business Growth

The power to Elevate Virginia is rooted in the Commonwealth’s people and its businesses. Whether it is the businesses that already call Virginia home or new companies considering a new location, the strength of the workforce is their primary concern. Virginia’s future economic strength and global competitiveness depend on the readiness of a highly skilled and well-trained workforce to fill the increasingly complex jobs that mark the 21st century economy.

Virginia’s answer to this demand is Elevate Virginia, a powerful public-private partnership that manifests itself in a network of high quality, agile, and responsive workforce development programs. These programs deliver education, training, and business services in every region of the commonwealth – strengthening current and future workers of all ages and connecting businesses to the people they need for the jobs they have now and those they will have in the future.

Based on a collaborative approach to delivering tailored workforce development solutions, Elevate Virginia focuses state and local leadership on regional labor demands and then engages the training capacity of school divisions, community colleges, workforce investment boards (WIBS), the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC), one stop career centers, job developers, career coaches, community based organizations and a broad spectrum of supportive services to get Virginia’s citizens prepared for high-skilled, high-wage jobs.

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