In the Fall of 2013 the members of the Northern Virginia Regional
Commission (NVRC) held a strategic planning session in Purcellville, Virginia.
The Commissioners of the NVRC found that issues surrounding workforce e.g.,
training, education, workforce shortages and other related topics are an issue
of regional significance.
result of the planning session, the NVRC established a working Task Force to
study the multifaceted and complex issues surrounding workforce. The NVRC is
committed to aligning Virginia’s interested parties to speak
with one voice in support of high quality workforce solutions.
Work Force Task Force
Force Task Force convened and held three listening sessions with distinct
audiences involved in work force issues. The first listening session was held
on January 24, 2014 with the business community. The second listening session
was held on January 31, 2014 with members of the Workforce Investment Boards
that serve Northern Virginia, non-profit organizations and faith based
organizations. The third listening session was held on March 26, 2014 with the
secondary and post secondary education institutions seeing the region.
read a detailed synopsis of each meeting here:
January 24, 2014
January 31, 2014
Documents of Interest
Virginia Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission undertook a study of
workforce services offered by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The report details
a number of recommendations in improving said services. You can read the report
by clicking here.
of legislative proposals have been introduced in the 2015 Virginia General
Assembly session regarding workforce. Several of these proposals can be
reviewed by clicking here.
Alexandria/Arlington Workforce Investment Board
Northern Virginia Community College Workforce Development
Northern Virginia Technology Council Veterans Employment Initiative
Skill Source Group
(Workforce Investment Board for Loudoun, Prince William, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park)
Virginia Employment Commission
Virginia Workforce Council