Workforce and Community Education

Stafford partners with regional and state agencies to provide workforce training assistance to area employers, job-seekers and others regardless of employment status, disability or military service.

Germanna Center for Workforce & Community Education

  • The Workforce Center is a division of Germanna Community College.
  • Offers online certification preparation opportunities.
  • Provides consulting services to improve corporate strategy, process or operations.

University of Mary Washington

  • Highly rated local state university offering graduate and undergraduate degree programs.
  • Stafford UMW Campus targets working professionals with degree and specialized certificate programs
  • Operates Center for Economic Development, a collaborative of business, government, education and private parties to advance entrepreneurship, small business development, innovation and competitiveness, research and analysis, and outreach and engagement.

Virginia Workforce Center—Fredericksburg

  • Provides services for job seekers and employers in Stafford and region
  • One-Stop concept to provide local businesses and citizens with employment, job training, support services and more
  • Employer services include:
    • Recruiting & referral services
    • Applicant screening
    • Tax filing & registration
    • Veteran targeting
    • Training for existing staff
    • Certificate and degree programs
    • Training reimbursement
    • Youth workforce support
    • Education and training for youths at no cost
    • Training for seniors
    • Job retention services
    • Disability awareness training
    • Supported employment training program
    • Company closing employee support.

Virginia Jobs Investment Program

  • Provides services and funding to companies creating new jobs or experiencing technological change

Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) – Fredericksburg Workforce Center

  • Provides employer and job seeker services, unemployment benefits, labor market information.
  • Offers related information specific to US Military, veterans, business owners and employers, job seekers.

Rappahannock Goodwill Industries

  • Offers job training, literacy comprehension and other critical skills education.
  • Goodwill Job Help enter offers free training and helps remove barriers to employment.
  • Provides one-on-one assessment and training.

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