ODU professor says younger people are leaving Hampton Roads for better-paying jobs

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Though more people are working in Virginia, the Commonwealth is being outperformed by neighboring states as younger people are leaving the Hampton Roads region, according to a new report out of Old Dominion University. “There is…

BIDEN-HARRIS ADMINISTRATION AWARDS NEARLY $94M TO TRAIN, PREPARE DIVERSE WORKFORCE FOR GOOD JOBS CREATED BY ‘INVESTING IN AMERICA’ AGENDA

Readying workers for infrastructure jobs, including union jobs, in 25 states, District of Columbia WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of nearly $94 million in grants to support 34 public-private partnerships to provide worker-centered sector strategy…

Hampton Roads Workforce Council Receives $14 Million from U.S. Department of Defense to Bolster Maritime Workforce

Funding to support regional workforce initiatives related to U.S. Navy’s Submarine Industrial Base Norfolk, VA — December 7, 2023— The Hampton Roads Workforce Council, in collaboration with Newport News Shipbuilding and a host of local maritime industry businesses and training…

Empowering the Next Generation: GLOW Program Students Explore Renewable Energy with the Hampton Roads Workforce Council at Centura College

Centura College’s Norfolk campus recently hosted sixty-four students from the Girls Lead Offshore Wind (GLOW) program, accompanied by staff from the Hampton Roads Workforce Council. The purpose of their visit was to explore Centura College’s Wind Turbine Program and engage…
Apprenticeships lead to high-paying jobs and fill workforce gaps in Hampton Roads, experts say

Apprenticeships lead to high-paying jobs and fill workforce gaps in Hampton Roads, experts say

Apprenticeships help disadvantaged workers get into high-paying jobs while helping employers develop employees and retain them longer, Hampton Roads experts say. “Apprenticeship is a phenomenal pathway into positive economic mobility and family-sustaining wages,” said Christina Brooks, senior director of community…
How companies can leverage our military community to bolster the region’s talent pipeline | Expert column

How companies can leverage our military community to bolster the region’s talent pipeline | Expert column

Employers understand that Hampton Roads is home to the largest naval base in the world — full of untapped talent and experience that exists within our military community. Yet, they often struggle with how to best engage with service members.…

IN THE NEWS: The Hampton Roads Workforce Council held a grand re-opening ceremony for its Virginia Career Works Portsmouth Center on Tuesday, Oct. 24.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The Hampton Roads Workforce Council held a grand re-opening ceremony for its Virginia Career Works Portsmouth Center on Tuesday, Oct. 24. For 14 years the center was located on George Washington Highway. It has now moved…

Hampton Roads Delegation Attends Workforce Readiness Mission to Germany

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Kelli Webb, The KBD Group kelliwebb@thekbdgroup.com  757.606.0289 Hampton Roads Delegation Attends Workforce Readiness Mission to Germany Workforce Development Stakeholders to Model German Vocational Education and Training Program STUTTGART, Germany – (Jul. 27, 2023)…