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WHRO understands the importance of working closely with community partnerships in order to foster awareness of the:
 
Skills needed for high demand jobs
Pathways that lead to gainful employment
Barriers to accessing these

…and improve our local economies by increasing awareness, understanding, and access that help people fill high demand middle skills jobs. 
 
Resources

Reports and Research

Local Report
Hampton Roads Talent Alignment Initiative Report

Lumina Foundation
A Stronger Nation: Learning Beyond High School Builds American Talent

Build Your Future Virginia 
Build Your Future Virginia’s mission is to educate Virginia residents about high paying construction careers, training opportunities and mapping career paths to employment in these high demand occupations.

Hampton Roads Workforce Council
Explore Construction Careeers in Virginia
Build Your Future Virginia’s mission is to educate Virginia residents about high paying construction careers, training opportunities and mapping career paths to employment in these high demand occupations.

Tidewater Community College - Center for Workforce Solutions
TCC's Center for Workforce Solutions offers programs that can help you identify your potential career paths, whether you're a displaced worker, a recent high school graduate, or returning to the workforce after some time off. 

Southeastern Marine and Transportation Center at TCC: SMART Center  
The Southeast Maritime and Transportation (SMART) Center is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Center in the maritime and transportation industry. It serves as a regional educational and economic model for preparing a sustainable, globally-prepared maritime and transportation workforce for the 21st century. It is one of 39 ATE Centers across the country focused on improving STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematic) education to meet the technician workforce needs of advanced technological industries in the U.S. It is the only ATE Center solely focused on the maritime and transportation industry.

Newport News Shipbuilding - The Apprentice School
The mission of The Apprentice School is:
To contribute to the profitability and growth of Newport News Shipbuilding by recruiting, training and developing men and women for careers in shipbuilding.
To provide the company with a continuous supply of journeypersons who possess the skills, knowledge and pride of workmanship which have traditionally distinguished the shipbuilding craftsman.
To develop core leadership principles in all students along with the character and technical competence that is required to fully meet the challenges of a shipbuilding career.

Ingalls Apprentice School
Since 1952, the Apprentice School has produced more than 4,000 graduates in support of Ingalls’ operational needs. The program involves comprehensive two- to four-year curriculum for students interested in shipbuilding careers. More than 1,500 apprentice alumnae fill approximately 50 different types of jobs at Ingalls, from pipe welders to senior executives. Over 60 members of our faculty and staff deliver instructions for our programs and over 120 course offerings that enable apprentices to gain not only the skills, knowledge and pride of workmanship, but also the educational foundation and personal qualities needed to fully meet the challenges of a shipbuilding career.

Virginia Ship Repair Association
The Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA) is a regional association representing companies engaged in, or supporting, the ship repair industry in Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic region. Our mission is to focus and coordinate member resources on issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the ship repair industry in Virginia and across the nation. The Virginia Ship Repair Association has a rich History, with its origin beginning in 1979. 

Virginia's CTE Resource Center

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Are You Ready for Career Success?
The Virginia Department of Education has transformed the popular R U Ready? magazine into a collection of videos for 2018. Career Success Stars features students in the 16 Career Clusters who completed CTE courses in Virginia high schools and have found successful careers in their fields.

GENERAL RESOURCES

US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

Virginia Wizard
The Virginia Education Wizard was created to help you understand more about yourself and find out how to achieve your goals. Through career assessments, college and career advice, and tools to help you plan each step of the way, the Wizard will help you focus on your next step.

United States Department of Labor
Occupational Outlook Handbook

The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
 

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WHRO’s newest service is SkillsOnline – a catalog of more than 3,500 online, self-paced and instructor-led courses across 19 industry sectors. Visit the website to register, browse the course catalog, and get started on your path to employment.

 

 

 

Community Partners

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