A variety of  training assistance programs are available and designed with this in mind. Our one-stop access to partners across the Capital Region gives us the ability to tailor a training and retention plan that is perfect for your business. We can train current employees, assess skills needs, and even work to build a trained pool of potential employees. We believe that the Capital Region has one of the most dynamic and motivated workforce’s in the nation, and we want to help you tap into this amazing resource.


Work Experience

The Work Experience program is designed for job seekers who are new to a career or occupation, and for companies that are looking for new sources of talent. When you’re ready, we’ll gather a pool of qualified, pre-screened applicants and let you interview them and select the individuals you like. We then pay those individuals a stipend (and provide worker’s comp coverage) for them to work at your facility for up to 520 hours. This is a win-win. Job seekers win experience in a new industry or occupation in a real work environment. You win an opportunity to get to know them and to evaluate their work ethic without the obligation to hire them. No employer – employee relationship exists.

On-the-Job Training

Get new hires up to speed with OJT assistance. Hire someone from our pool of qualified, pre-screened applicants and we’ll reimburse up to 50% of their salary for up to 6 months while you provide training necessary for job success. This program also extends to existing employees who don’t earn a “self-sufficient wage” but would be promoted internally if they gained new skills..

Incumbent Worker Training

The Incumbent Worker Training Program is designed for employers who need to upgrade their current employees’ skills. This need could be triggered by new management, new hardware, new software, or other business challenges. This is a proactive services aimed to help your business be more efficient, more competitive, and to continue to grow.

The application process is simple. You pick the training provider. You pick the curriculum. You let us know how it will make a difference to your business. This could be multiple training modules over the course of a year or even train-the-trainer, so you can bring costs in-house. Applications are reviewed on a “first-come, first-serve” basis and are subject to funding availability. Additional details are available below.

Better Together Initiative

Are you an employer with IT, Manufacturing & Logistics or Skilled Trades hiring needs & willing to provide high-quality employees with on-the-job training?

WorkforceCoalitionRVA has opportunities for at least 10 employers to hire 25 job-ready candidates into positions receiving on-the-job training (OJT). Access our OJT ticket form below to apply.

Contact Us Today!

Funds for these programs are available on a first-come first-served basis. Contact the Capital Region Business Solutions Team via email for more information about Business Solutions and the services we offer.