Month: April 2016

Economic development roundup: $1 million for workforce development, and Norfolk budgets for business

By: Pete Humes Inside Business, April 22, 2016 From left: Gov. Terry McAuliffe; Shawn Avery, president and CEO, Opportunity Inc.; Edna Baehre-Kolovani, president, TCC; William Nusbaum, board chair, Opportunity Inc.; and Corey McCray, VP of Workforce Solutions, TCC. Gov. Terry McAuliffe visited Tidewater Community College in Norfolk recently to announce a new $1 million program… Read more »

State program to aid small businesses with advanced job training

By: Elisha Sauers Inside Business, April 12, 2016 A new $1 million statewide program starting June 1 will help small businesses offer job training to advance their employees’ careers. The initiative, called the Incumbent Workforce Credentialing Program, will pay a portion of employers’ costs to allow their workers to earn certifications and occupational licenses. The… Read more »

Governor Highlights OppInc.’s Role In New Workforce Initiative – April 12, 2016

Opportunity Inc. of Hampton Roads was recognized April 12, 2016 as an important player alongside Tidewater Community College as part of Governor McAuliffe’s (Governor of Virginia) announcement — highlighting a $1 million Incumbent Workforce Credentialing Program to assist small business in their efforts to improve the occupational and technical skills of their workers. We look… Read more »