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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 »