Involving Business & Industry
As a member of the business community, you know firsthand the challenges you face in meeting the needs of your customers. Finding highly capable, well-educated workers is likely at the top of your list of concerns. At the Virginia Career Education Foundation, we share your concerns—and we make it our business to find and support programs that provide real-world solutions that benefit you.
We are a private/public partnership, we help businesses discover workforce development efforts around the state that are proving to be effective. We can also help you initiate new programs to meet the specific challenges of your industry.
You know what you need, and we can help you to communicate those needs to educators and guidance counselors throughout the Commonwealth. When you partner with us, you can help us to support programs and initiatives that ultimately solve the human resource problems faced by your industry today.
Through our combined efforts we can secure better futures for youths and more highly-skilled workers for businesses. Please contact us with your ideas and your offers for support.
“Listening to CEOs throughout Virginia describe their emerging workforce needs, I am struck with their consistent request for workers with specific technical training beyond high school. As a partner with the Virginia Career Education Foundation, the Virginia Community College System will work to develop programs to meet these workforce needs and to communicate the availability of these programs to Virginia’s young people and their parents.”
- Dr. Glenn DuBois, Chancellor – VA Community College System
“The Career and Technical Education (CTE) state staff is pleased to be a partner with the Virginia Career Education Foundation and looks forward to working with it to promote career and technical education in the Commonwealth.”
- Bob Almond, Former CTE Director – Virginia Department of Education