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Southwest Virginia Work Ready Communities Kick-Off Summit

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Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center

One Partnership Circle

Abingdon, VA 24210

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SW Virginia Prepares for Growth with Work Ready Communities

Preparing and promoting a high quality workforce is Southwest Virginia’s ticket to attract jobs and investment to grow our communities. Make plans to attend our kickoff summit August 29th in Abingdon to learn how employers, educators, economic/workforce developers, and other community leaders can join forces for success with the Work Ready Communities (WRC) initiative.

While the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate helps align the skills of students and job seekers with the needs of employers, WRC helps unify community partners to certify local counties and independent cities. The WRC certification shows potential investors that your location is open for business with a qualified workforce.

By participating in ACT’s Work Ready Communities initiative, counties, regions and states are helping:

  • Business and industry know exactly what foundational skills they need for a productive workforce - and to easily communicate their needs
  • Individuals understand what skills are required by employers - and how to prepare themselves for success
  • Policy makers consistently measure the skills gap in a timely manner at the national, state and local levels
  • Educators close the skills gap, via tools integrated into career pathways with stackable industry-recognized credentials
  • Economic developers use an on-demand reporting tool to market the quality of their workforce

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County Administrators, Economic Development staff, Educators, Employers, Workforce Development professionals, Chambers of Commerce


Mark your calendars for this very important and informative session. Please share the invite with those you know should attend.

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Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center

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