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​Educating and empowering the Hampton Roads workforce to better serve your business needs.

The following workforce development organizations stand ready to assist your company in recruiting and training qualified employees

Opportunity, Inc.

As a workforce development board representing the communities in Hampton Roads, Opportunity, Inc. serves as a one-stop connection between employers and potential employees. They offer testing services designed to effectively screen applicants, job specific training programs, and valuable connections to help employers hire exiting military personnel.

Peninsula Council for Workforce Development

The Peninsula Council for Workforce Development represents all the communities of the Hampton Roads' Peninsular and offers the following services: one-stop shopping for information about the local workforce, career/technical and post-secondary educational opportunities, and working with local employers to find well-qualified employees.

Tidewater Community College (TCC)

One of the area’s largest providers of higher education and workforce development, enrolling nearly 28,000 students annually. TCC offers a range of training programs including agricultural, business, engineering, health and medical, industrial, and other technical and occupational fields. Programs have flexible schedules and can be held at one of TCC’s many campus locations or on your company’s site. TCC can also create customized training sessions to meet the specific needs of your company.

Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC)

A two-year institution of higher education. TNCC offers a variety of courses and certificate programs, as well as classes in the fields of communications, information technology database management, and general business management. Thomas Nelson is also prepared to customize courses and training certifications to fit your company’s needs.

Paul D. Camp Community College (PDCCC)

A two-year college which offers associate degrees, certificate programs, and technical training. The Division of Workforce Development at Paul D. Camp Community College offers a variety of training and educational options the meet the needs of new and existing businesses. Services provided include: Community Education Courses, Customized Training, Job Candidate Assessment, and Consulting Services.

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Virginia is currently training the next generation of workers through numerous CTE programs in its public schools. Serving more than 550,000 students grades 6-12, local CTE centers include: The Chesapeake Center for Science and Technology, Norfolk Technical Center, and the Pruden Center for Industry and Technology.

The Apprentice School

Managed by the Newport News Shipyard, The Apprentice School at Newport News helps to maintain and educate its workforce of approximately 24,000. Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, builds U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and is one of the two providers of U.S. Navy submarines.

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