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Hampton is site for health care job fair on June 8

Inside Business, May 18, 2017 By: Sandra Pennecke Potential employees in the health care field can connect and network with employers at an upcoming health care job fair. The free event is from 9 a.m. to noon June 8 at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton. “This fair provides us with… Read more »

Analysis: Eight industries make up 16 percent of the Hampton Roads gross regional product

May 1, 2017, Inside Business More than 150 business leaders, educators and economic development decision makers attended a gathering in mid-April to hear the 2017 State of the Workforce and Gap Analysis. A consortium of workforce development organizations including Opportunity Inc., Peninsula Council for Workforce Development, Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance and ReInvent Hampton Roads… Read more »

Featured Article: Allfirst Utilizing Incumbent Worker Grant to Train Existing Employees

Virginia Ship Repair Association, April 2017 By: Steve Cook, Vice President of Workforce Innovation, Opportunity, Inc. In June 2016, Opportunity Inc., in partnership with Tidewater Community College, received a $150,000 grant to develop customize training for businesses to help support their incumbent workforce.  The Hampton Roads Incumbent Worker Innovation Grant (IWT) provides employee training for small… Read more »

Gov. McAuliffe announces TCC and OppInc. will partner to increase adult-learner pipeline

Hampton Roads Chamber, April 5, 2017 Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced March 9 that Tidewater Community College and Opportunity Inc. will receive a $25,000 grant from the national Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) for a pilot project designed to link local workforce systems with community colleges to increase success for adult learners. Virginia’s TCC-Opportunity… Read more »

Tidewater Community College, Opportunity Inc. team up to award college credit for on-the-job training

Inside Business, March 14, 2017 By: Kimberly Pierceall Up until now, only military training could translate to class credits for Tidewater Community. But a new grant will expand the program to nonacademic on-the-job training. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced March 9 that the community college and workforce board Opportunity Inc. were among four institutions nationwide to win… Read more »

Gov. McAuliffe announces TCC and Opp Inc. will partner to increase adult-learner pipeline

Tidewater Community College, March 10, 2017 Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced March 9 that Tidewater Community College and Opportunity Inc. will receive a $25,000 grant from the national Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) for a pilot project designed to link local workforce systems with community colleges to increase success for adult learners. Virginia’s TCC-Opportunity… Read more »

Opportunity Inc. on “The Decision Maker Series” Panel

Opportunity Inc. President and CEO, Shawn Avery, on the panel of WCTV’s “The Decision Maker Series,” talking about the educational aspect of growing a region and how the community is partnering to prepare youth in Hampton Roads for the workforce. The Decision Maker Series: Part 1 The Decision Maker Series: Part 2 The Decision Maker… Read more »

2016 Top 40 Under 40 honoree: Andrea Harrell

Inside Business, October 11, 2016 At work • I oversee workforce development programs for youth within the Hampton Roads community, including the Youth Career Center, the Career Access Network that has over 50 locations and more than 15 federally funded youth programs. The programs reach reach more than 10,000 individuals in the community annually. Home and… Read more »

TCC president sees herself as a servant leader

By: Nora Firestone Inside Business, September 26, 2016 Photography by: Harry Gerwien Edna Baehre-Kolovani sailed across the room like a breeze: cool, swift and quietly in command. She’s a welcome presence to faculty, students and proponents of Tidewater Community College, where this veteran leader in higher education spends the bulk of her time and heart… Read more »

Suffolk company awarded first of new grants

Suffolk News Herald, September 24, 2016 Tidewater Community College and Opportunity Inc. will partner to offer the state’s first Incumbent Worker Grant to a Suffolk general contractor seeking to improve the skills of its employees. The Hampton Roads Incumbent Worker Innovation Program aligns employees with skillsets desired by their employers in order to increase productivity… Read more »