How to Make Northern Virginia Workforce Resources Work for You
Free Webinar for Small and Medium Size Companies Set for Oct. 20
Fairfax County, Virginia (Oct. 6, 2022) – Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), in partnership with Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance (NOVA EDA), jurisdictions is presenting a free virtual event Workforce Development Resources for Northern Virginia Companies on Thursday, October 20, 2022, from 11:00 AM – 12:05 PM ET. Join us to hear from a panel of Virginia’s top workforce development experts on the wide range of free resources available to Northern Virginia companies. Participants will have an opportunity to join the conversation via a live chat.
- Click here to register now for this free webinar!
The panel discussion will focus on how to make Northern Virginia workforce resources work for your company. As part of the panel, Quiana Gainey, CEO of SecureTech360 will discuss how all of these free resources have helped further her company’s success. The workforce development experts in the panel include:
- Williams “Ed” Trumbull, Vice President, Workforce Innovations, ICF
ICF’s Workforce Innovations program provides work-based learning strategies, employment programs, job-readiness screenings, and capacity-building tools to public and private organizations across the country to improve workforce and economic outcomes. ICF was awarded $8.6 million for its Lead4IT program to help companies with workforce development in information technology. To date, 70 percent of the funds were granted to small and medium size companies.
- Michael Glascock, Regional Program Director, Virginia Values Veterans V3 Program
The V3 Program helps employers develop and implement long-term strategies and nationally recognized best practices in recruiting, hiring, and retaining Veterans. Companies may qualify for up to $10,000 in grants, with $1,000 being awarded per eligible Veteran hired.
- Ann Hyslop, Managing Director, GO Virginia
GO Virginia is a business-led economic development initiative that is changing the way Virginia’s diverse regions collaborate on economic and workforce development activities. Applicants for GO Virginia funding must partner with a non-profit or higher education institution. GO Virginia has awarded over $5 million for regional workforce development projects, including nearly $1 million to small non-profits.
- Crystal Thrower, Registered Apprenticeship Consultant, Division of Registered Apprenticeship, Virginia Department of Labor & Industry
The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry promotes safe, healthful workplaces, best employment practices, job training opportunities through registered apprenticeship. The Registered Apprenticeship program combines on-the-job training and related instruction in occupations that demand a high level of skill.
About Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) promotes Fairfax County as one of the world’s best locations for business and talent. FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. FCEDA created the Work in Northern Virginia talent initiative to build the workforce that businesses need to thrive here. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons, Fairfax County’s largest business district, FCEDA maintains business investment offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore/Mumbai, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul, and Tel Aviv.
FCEDA is a member of the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance, which promotes and markets Northern Virginia outside the region and conducts activities and events to build the regional business community. Other members of NOVA EDA are Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, Arlington County, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, City of Manassas, City of Manassas Park, and Prince William County Department of Economic Development.