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$1 million grant award to promote workforce development¸in Virginia

Staff Writer | October 25, 2016
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia received a $1 million grant from USA Funds.
Grant award
Jobs   Helping young adults
The grant is to sponsor an initiative aimed at helping young adults in Virginia achieve the education and training needed to obtain stable, well-paying jobs.

Funding will expand or create programs at the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA), as well as support the development and promotion of a web-based dashboard to help policymakers and education providers make informed decisions about programs and curricula according to regional and state labor market demand.

“I am delighted to announce this new partnership between the Commonwealth and USA Funds – an organization dedicated to supporting postsecondary education and training that leads to a fulfilling career,” said Governor McAuliffe, speaking at today's announcement.

Funding dedicated to the CCWA will focus on helping young adults, with a particular focus on African-American and Hispanic Virginians, obtain relevant training for today’s high-demand occupations in the greater Richmond area.

CCWA is the workforce development partnership between John Tyler Community College and Reynolds Community College.

Funds will serve approximately 135 young adults over 18 years of age who are not enrolled in public schools providing them with development of foundational knowledge and skills, training for an in-demand occupation, employability skills development, and career coaching.