NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The First Lady today visited The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding for a roundtable discussion […]
HB 695 extends the Worker Training Tax Credit, taking effect retroactively beginning in 2019, sunsetting in 2025, and granting $1 million in eligible tax credits per year.
The Manufacturing Skill Institute (MSI), as part of the workforce division of the Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA), announced today that it has received a contract with the Office of Apprenticeship (OA) within the Department of Labors’ (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
“Caren is an innovator, a business builder, and a true leader in workforce development—the kind of experience needed to develop talent, train workers, attract investment, and make Virginia the best state to start a business as we set out to add 400,000 jobs and launch 10,000 startups."
“Aimee will be a critical partner in restoring expectations of excellence; overseeing a record education budget to invest in teachers, facilities and special education; rolling out innovation lab and charter schools; and standing for a curriculum that prepares Virginia’s children for a dynamic future and removes politics from the classroom,” said Governor-elect Youngkin in a statement.
The Harvard Business Review reported over 9 million open jobs in the U.S. as of late April. While the COVID-19 pandemic attributed to this national record high, our talent pipeline was fractured long before this global crisis.
“Traci has a successful track record in the business community of our region, has strong managerial experience and an excellent communications and public relations background,” said Nat Marshall, chair of the Central Virginia Workforce Development Board via a recent statement.
“This wouldn’t have happened without a tremendous amount of teamwork,” said Governor Ralph Northam. “The business community has been a large part of this as well knowing that we need to train a large workforce. This is a win-win. It’s a win for our community colleges, our businesses and for the Commonwealth.”
Community colleges are a stabilizer for Virginia workers and businesses as they fight through these chaotic times. As the commonwealth seeks to develop talent and fill high-demand occupations, the G3 program has the right kind of support mechanisms in place to create progress.