Hands Connecting Strings

Educational institutions across Virginia are finding innovative ways to work with businesses to provide a pipeline of potential employees while also creating better employment outcomes for the students they serve. From leadership training modules through community colleges to campaigns to expose students to potential careers at younger ages to novel programs designed to improve diversity, companies are finding Virginia’s educational institutions and community partners to be enthusiastic participants in creating a sustainable workforce.

Check out these articles to learn more about how these innovative partnerships benefit businesses, communities, and employees alike.

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