This list of resources can help you get started on or advance in a career path by equipping you with the knowledge, strategies and tools you need to prepare for and connect to your next employment opportunity.
The CCWA is a partnership between Reynolds Community College and John Tyler Community College that provides non-credit training, certification courses, customized training courses, onsite training at businesses, consulting, skills assessments and educational programs.
This app, maintained by Hanover County Economic Development, provides direct links to a business’ job page or job search website of Hanover-based companies. Each listing also includes representative job openings, a description of the company, address information, a link to the company’s website, and additional instructions about accessing local jobs on each company’s web page.
Network2WorkRVA connects skilled job seekers with quality employers looking to fill good paying roles in their company. A robust network of providers ensures the necessary training, support and resources needed to put employers and job seekers on a path to success!
Funded through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Virginia Career Works serves eight jurisdictions of Greater Richmond which includes Hanover County. For job seekers, Career Works can help with job searches, career services, updating skills, youth and veteran services, networking and additional resources. For businesses, they offer services such as labor market information, recruiting and screening, employee development and consulting services.
Through the Virginia Employment Commission, employers can post job listings and search for qualified employees in the Virginia Workforce Connection database, analyze labor market information and locate business services. In addition to administering the State’s unemployment insurance program, VEC also provides resources for workforce training and employer incentive programs. For job seekers, VEC provides assistance with job searches, creating and posting a resume, job training opportunities and more.
The Veterans Education Training and Employment (VETE) directorate of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services ensures that every Veteran or eligible person has a full and fair opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential through access to the G.I. Bill approved post-secondary education, training/licensure/certification, entrepreneurial institutions, V3 certified employers and Virginia colleges and universities. Currently, more than 1,000 institutions with various programs are approved in Virginia.
PeopleShare is one of the fastest growing staffing companies in Central Virginia. They provide temporary, temporary to hire and direct hire candidates in the roles of administrative/clerical, financial and light industrial. What makes PeopleShare unique is they see each candidate three times before submitting to the client for review, ensuring the candidate is the proper fit for the role and fully prepared to “Hit the Ground Running.” In addition to a variety of skills testing capabilities, PeopleShare offers the client the opportunity to see a brief virtual, behavioral based, recorded interview prior to scheduling the personal interview. Applying the $1.00 per mile rule, they focus on getting individuals in close proximity to the company, reducing the potential for candidates to look for jobs closer home.
The Richmond Electricians’ Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (RJATC) has been a Registered Apprenticeship since 1946, and is approved and registered with the State of Virginia and the U.S. Department of Labor. It is a joint training program between the Atlantic Coast Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 666, aimed at training the best electrical workers the industry has to offer. The RJATC is part of the largest apprenticeship and training organization of its kind in the United States, the Electrical Training ALLIANCE (ETA), which has trained over 350,000 apprentices to journey worker status through local affiliate programs throughout the country.