The Shenandoah Valley places a strong emphasis on developing a workforce trained to meet the needs of Valley employers. The Shenandoah Valley Partnership acts as a liaison between businesses and training providers to identify training needs, obtain funding and guide curriculum development.
Find your future in the Shenandoah Valley by visiting our one-stop, collaborative Valley Career Hub website or using this interactive overview to discover our region's comprehensive workforce resources.
Search the Shenandoah Valley Education and Training Database for specific education and training programs and providers in the Shenandoah Valley.
Training providers include:
Blue Ridge Community College
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
James Madison University Outreach and Engagement
Lord Fairfax Community College Workforce Solutions
Floyd S. Kay Technical Center
Massanutten Technical Center
Mertz Career and Technical Center
American National University
Page County Technical Center
Valley Career and Technical Center
Waynesboro Area Learning Tree (W.A.L.T.)
Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center
Specialized programs in the Shenandoah Valley include:
BRCC Workforce Services and Continuing Education
Blue Ridge Community College Career Pathways Consortium
Dabney S. Lancaster Continuing Education and Workforce Services
Lord Fairfax Community College Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education
BRCC Aviation Maintenance Technology Program
BRCC Manufacturing Technology Program
BRCC Machining and Welding
Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board
The Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board serves 16 localities in Northwestern Virginia. The SVWDB operates five Valley Workforce Centers and directs numerous workforce initiatives partnering with business, education, economic development, and other community and faith-based organizations to thoroughly understand the current labor market and to develop innovative solutions to address broad regional workforce issues.
Specific programs include Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Apprenticeships, Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs, Youth Program and Valley On the Job Training.
If you are a job seeker, employer or service provider in the Shenandoah Valley visit www.valleyworkforce.com for information and assistance.
Virginia Employment Commission
The Virginia Employment Commission strives to promote economic growth and stability by delivering and coordinating workforce services. The VEC provides the workforce of Virginia information on policy development, job placement, temporary income support, workforce information and transition and training services.
If you are interested in learning more about the Virginia Employment Commission visit www.vec.virginia.gov/ for more information and assistance.