Workforce Training Initiatives
Several workforce training and skills enhancement opportunities are available to industries and residents including the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Workforce Services Program and technical programs through the Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC). Training facilities are located at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston, the Estes Community Center which houses a distance learning center in Chase City, the Christanna Campus of the Southside Virginia Community College in Alberta, and the Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center in South Hill.
Need for more localized training for health care workers has been cited by the healthcare industries in the region. Vocational and technical training at the high school and post-secondary levels is needed to train workers in service industries as well as manufacturing. The provision of this type of training would help provide jobs to the unemployed and workers for unfilled jobs.