Talent Development and Credentialing

United Way of Southwest Virginia: Ignite Internships - $250,000 – Region 1

The United Way of Southwest Virginia will expand their Ignite Internships program throughout the region. The two-year project includes a capacity-building platform that provides activities to encourage post-secondary education, streamlines work credentialing, provides work-based learning opportunities and matches new graduates with local employers through a web-based platform. The expansion addresses an underpinning strategy of the Region One Growth and Diversification Plan by aligning education and training programs with employer demand.

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Southwest Virginia Technology Council: SWVA Hub Link- $27,547 – Region 1

This capacity building grant will complete initial work on the SWVA Hub Link platform, an online jobs platform and talent connection initiative, where job-seekers will be able to access job and training opportunities in the technology industry. Prior to the build-out of the platform, SWVTC will solicit input from regional stakeholders, including workforce training providers, community colleges, private industry partners, student and job-seekers, etc. in order to determine the most valuable features for the online platform.

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To learn more about the awarded GO Virginia projects throughout the state, visit the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development website here.