Apr 12, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook

Workforce


The Workforce and Community Development Center provides high quality, cost effective, flexible, comprehensive and responsive programs designed around business, industry and education needs.

Our customized training provides individuals in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck with hands-on-skill development that typically leads to a nationally-recognized industry credential for immediate application in the workplace.

We also provide classes and programs to develop individuals for careers and promotions, and assist area businesses, industries and educational institutions in achieving effective solutions through employee development.

Within the Workforce Development Center, the college houses the Office of Career and Transition Services (OCATS), which helps workers and adults with career education and training in order for those that have barriers to employment achieve success in the “real world of work”. Career Coaches are available to guide students into a successful career path - that includes connecting job-seekers to employers and conducting workshops on resume development, interview skill development, and other important workplace readiness skills.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.rappahannock.edu/learn-skills 

Objectives

  • To accurately assess and develop training opportunities of the area workforce in order to prepare participants to be successful in the 21st century workforce.
  • To successfully market training programs offered by workforce division.
  • To hire trainers whose skill sets meet the training needs of the area workforce.
  • Build confidence and engage participants in college readiness activities that promote 21st century skills.