During its annual Workforce Development Meeting, Opportunity Inc. presented ECPI University with its Workforce Innovation Award, recognizing ECPI University’s commitment to workforce development and its impact on the Hampton Roads, Virginia economy. “As the Regional Convener for Workforce Development in South and Western Hampton Roads, Opportunity Inc. remains committed to providing workforce solutions designed to grow talent and connect job seekers with opportunities,” said Shawn Avery, President & CEO, Opportunity Inc. “We are pleased to celebrate the work of our government, education, and community partners who labor with us to ensure meaningful employment, and economic growth and vitality for our region.”
Established by the Hampton Roads Workforce Development Board, Opportunity Inc. oversees federally funded workforce development programs for South and Western Hampton Roads. Opportunity Inc. provides strategic workforce development solutions designed to assist businesses in accessing qualified workers and jobseekers in search of suitable job openings and training opportunities to bolster their earning potential.
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“Opportunity Inc. is a model for other workforce regions in the Commonwealth,” said Lt. Governor Ralph Northam. “Along with their business and college partners, Opportunity Inc. is delivering workforce solutions and talent pipelines in manufacturing, maritime, healthcare, IT and cybersecurity, and more. Thanks to their strong demand planning and sector strategies, Opportunity Inc. is leading the way in driving attainment of credentials to compete in the workforce, launching new incumbent worker programs driving jobs and business growth, supporting the state’s first cybersecurity registered apprenticeship, and aligning education and training at all levels to in-demand, regionally available jobs.”