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Lynchburg Regional Workforce Hub

NEW Workforce Portal Coming Soon

As part of our Regional Workforce Roadmap, the Lynchburg Regional Workforce Network is committed to building a robust strategy to connect all the excellent services and partners of our region into one easy to use space, train educators on our region's in-demand jobs, and connect students and young talent to opportunities. To this end, we have some exciting plans in the works:


1. A Workforce Portal that will offer students, job-seekers, employers, and regional partners one gateway to connect. Job-seekers will be able to view available jobs in our region and resources to get hired, employers will get connected to our region's talent pipeline, students will learn about in-demand fields, and regional partners will be able to share opportunities for training, education, and assistance. We hope to have this hub webpage completed by Fall 2024 with the full system integrated with regional partners by 2026.

2. The Educator's Academy is a new program that will take teachers, educators, and school officials through an intensive training on our region's workforce. Giving them the tools they need to share what opportunities are available locally for their students. The inaugural program will commence later this year. More details are coming soon.

3. The Worlds of Opportunity Career Expo - you may remember this event from 2019 where 3,500 local students interacted with hands-on exhibits with employers from across the region. With the pandemic behind us, we are bringing back this two-day opportunity for students to meet face-to-face with employers and the jobs of tomorrow.  This year's career expo will be held on CVCC's campus on October 14-15th and will welcome eigth graders from across the region. There will also be an evening open house on the first day where high school students, parents, and the public can come to get connected with employers as well.



Worlds of Opportunity Career Expo

The Alliance partnered with VA Career Works Central Region to host the inaugural Worlds of Opportunity Career Expo in 2019. The two-day event brought nearly 3,500 middle and high school students from across the region under one roof to learn about the in-demand job opportunities available in our region. The Expo was divided into four zones featuring major industry sectors:

  • Zone 1: Transportation, Energy/Utilities, Public Safety, Construction, Agriculture
  • Zone 2: Manufacturing, Automotive/Logistics, Engineering/Environment
  • Zone 3: Financial/Financial Services, Retail/Customer Service, Hospitality/Tourism, Marketing/Communications
  • Zone 4: Healthcare/Medical, Technology, Human Services, Education

In addition the Alliance supports educational programs that develops science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) that will help students develop a passion for it and hopefully pursue a job in a STEM field to include STEM Academy, Robotics, Future Focus Foundation, and STEM Network. The Alliance is proud of its commitment to improving the business climate by focusing on a resource that no business can live without - a first-rate regional labor force.


Worlds of Opportunity Coming Fall 2024

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