Alexandria/Arlington Regional Workforce Council will reimburse local companies for their full-time, permanent staff who participate in technology certification programs. Certification programs that the Council will fund include, but are not limited to: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Information Technology Infrastructure Library Certification (ITIL) Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Project Management Professional (PMP) Microsoft Certified […]
Alexandria/Arlington Regional Workforce Council’s Talent Development Strategic Plan marks the acceleration of publicly funded talent development programming in the Alexandria/Arlington Regional Workforce Area. In 2016 the Council, in collaboration with our Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Partners, convened a dedicated team of subject matter experts to pursue five strategic goals that reflect a unified vision […]
On July 28th, The Alexandria Reentry Council held their first “Fair Chance Business Summit” at Beth El Hebrew Congregation. More than 75 business and community leaders, including Alexandria City Councilwoman Redella S. ‘Del’ Pepper and Alexandria City Sherriff Dana Lawhorne turned out to hear United States Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher Lu present a call-to-action […]
On 2/22, the Alexandria/Arlington Regional Workforce Council hosted a roundtable that connected 6 utility employers to over 30 education and workforce development organizations serving the DC region. The news: 300 new utility jobs are coming to the region. Having a Commercial Drivers License places the jobseeker in the fast lane to securing employment.
On December 3, 2015, the Alexandria/Arlington Regional Workforce Council unanimously approved the following declaration: “As required by VA HB1986 section 2.2-2472.1, the Alexandria/Arlington Regional Workforce Council designates itself as the “Regional Convener” serving Alexandria City and Arlington County, Virginia. The Council, serving as the local Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Workforce Development Board, coordinates businesses, […]
Governor Terry McAuliffe signed executive order 23 establishing “The New Virginia Economy” Workforce Initiative, which will be led by Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones. This initiative seeks to overhaul our economy in four ways: increasing postsecondary education and workforce credentials, securing employment for veterans, aligning education with the needs of businesses, and diversifying […]
Guidance on Services Provided through the Adult and Dislocated Worker Program under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA or Opportunity Act) and Wagner Peyser, as Amended by WIOA, and Guidance for the Transition to WIOA Services has been added to the ETA Advisory database and is now available at http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=7953.
President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Congress passed […]