Looking for a new job? Want to change careers? The Virginia Workforce Network can connect you to statewide resources to help you find a job, get training or help you identify the education you need to improve your career. Click each section header for more information.
A One-Stop Career Center is a location where a wide range of employment, training, and career education program services are available to employers, workers, and job seekers. Find a One-Stop in your area and learn more about the opportunities they provide.
The Quick Reference Guides can be used to locate resources in your area that will help you find the education, training and information you need to get a job or find a new career. The guides are brought to you by the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services.
Virginia’s Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is an assessment-based credential endorsed by Governor McDonnell that gives employers and career seekers a uniform measure of key workplace skills. The opportunity to earn a CRC is available through Virginia’s Community Colleges and local One-Stop Centers.
The Virginia Community College System has partnered with the Department of Rehabilitative Services to implement the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) to increase the employment opportunities and economic self-sufficiency of persons with disabilities.
Employers and workers facing closures and layoffs can benefit from the Rapid Response program funded through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) statewide funding and operated by Virginia’s Community Colleges. The mission of the Rapid Response program is to deliver customized services to employers who are restructuring their organizations or closing facilities. Services are delivered in a time and place convenient to the impacted workers.
The Virginia Workforce Council’s vision is for the Commonwealth’s youth to be a well educated emerging workforce with a strong foundation of basic skills, thinking skills and personal qualities with competencies to be effective workers. VWN youth programs provide the opportunity for young adults to receive hands-on training and workforce development opportunities.
The Virginia SHARE (Showing How Access to Resources Empowers) Network Program works in collaboration with One-Stop Career Centers and faith-based and community-based organizations to connect job seekers to employment services in their communities.