Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Workforce WednesdayTaratsasGeorge Taratsas, VCCS Workforce Development Services Resource Administrator, recently graduated from the prestigious Leadership Metro Richmond (LMR) program. Over 60 graduates from the Region were honored at a ceremony on June 4th at the Henrico Theatre. Participants from state and local government, corporations and not-for-profit organizations were competitively selected into this year-long program that increases leaders’ knowledge and perspectives on key regional issues, collaboration and service to the area. LMR connects diverse leaders to one another and to community engagement opportunities.

Mr. Taratsas is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Virginia’s Commonwealth Management Institute. He is responsible for management of the federal grant resources from the U.S. Department of Labor that comes to the state under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).

The Capital Region Workforce Partnership (CRWP), a recipient of WIA funding, provides service to citizens as a public/private collaboration of entities across the Capital Region. This includes the localities of Charles City County, Chesterfield County, Goochland County, Hanover County, Henrico County, New Kent County, Powhatan County and the City of Richmond. CRWP is one of 15 local workforce investment areas in the Commonwealth.


Contributed by Paula Dehetre, Manager of Administration & Resources and Interim WIA Programs Administrator, Workforce Development Services.'

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