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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

For Youth

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.


Build Your Future Virginia 
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.
 

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.

 

 

Community Partners

Access College Foundation
City of Norfolk, Workforce Development
Communities in Schools
Mid Atlantic Maritime Academy
Opportunity Inc.    -Opp Inc. Youth Career Center
Sentara Hospitals 

Southeastern Maritime Transportation Center (SMART)
The Center for Military and Veterans Education 
Tidewater Wooden Boat Workshop
Virginia Maritime Association

Virginia Ship Repair Association

 

 

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