Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Workforce WednesdayThe Virginia Community College System Office of Workforce Development won the Innovative Use of Technology in Education award at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium last week at the Hilton Short Pump in Richmond, Virginia. This achievement celebrated the successful implementation of the Workforce Enterprise System (WES) – the online registration tool for courses that lead to workforce credentials at Virginia’s 23 community colleges.

workforce-award_2“It is a great honor that our organization has been selected to receive the 2016 Governor’s Technology Award. This groundbreaking tool has already helped tens of thousands of Virginians to intuitively search and register for the workforce training they need to gain the skills and credentials that will improve their lives, enrich the quality of talent sought by business, and improve the economic health of Virginia,” said Dr. Craig Herndon, vice chancellor for workforce development.

Thanks to WES, individuals can easily sign up for the 124 different community college training programs now available under The New Economy Workforce Industry Credentials Grant program, which provides workforce credentials at one-third of their former cost.

To find out more about this and other short-term training opportunities, visit our WORKFORCE CREDENTIALS GRANT PROGRAM page.'

Amanda Christopher

Amanda Christopher is a graduate of Hollins University and Virginia Commonwealth University. A native of the DC metro area, Amanda worked in public relations for the American Red Cross before joining the Virginia Community College System as the Workforce Communications Coordinator.

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