Creating a “college to career” pathway for young adults in the Greater Richmond and Crater regions of the Commonwealth is clearer now with the support of a grant from USA Funds – a privately funded program designed to assist young adults with earning their GED and valuable industry credentials.
A unique combination of academic instruction and workforce training, the program will help to bridge the identified skills gap within the logistics and manufacturing industries. More than 100 young adults in communities around the region will gain the educational and career development to ensure their future job success and support economic development efforts to meet the demands of industry.
Participants will also explore digital and financial literacy, work to earn their Career Readiness Certificate, engage with area employers, and learn how to locate the job that best match their abilities. Class materials, testing fees and transportation vouchers are provided. Free parking is also available.
The Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) is partnering with John Tyler and Reynolds community colleges, the Virginia Community College System, Regions 15 and 19 for Adult Education and many other local agencies to ensure that this program is thorough, relevant and accessible to adults ages 18 to 24 in the following localities: the cities of Richmond, Petersburg, Hopewell and Colonial Heights; and, the counties of: Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover, Amelia, Goochland, Dinwiddie, Charles City, Prince George, Louisa, Powhatan, Surry and Sussex.
Phone: (804) 523-5868