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"It used to be you go to school, you get a job, you climb the corporate ladder, you retire, then you die. It's just not that way any more."
- Laura Lefkowits, Vice President for Policy and Planning Services for Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)
The Chamber is addressing Workforce issues to include:
New! The Beard Center on Aging at Lynchburg College, in collaboration with Region 2000 Workforce Investment Board, and the Virginia Employment Commission have launched "Wisdom at Work: Resources for the 50+ Job Seeker". The program will launched starting in June and will meet the 3rd Thursday of each month. The program helps older job seekers understand and navigate the new job market and overcome job search challenges associated with finding employment. For more information contact Denise Scruggs, Director, Beard Center on Aging at Lynchburg College, (434) 544-8456, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Workforce programs include:
- We offer exclusive discounts on training and assessment with our partnership through the Virginia Manufacturers Association. View Manufacturing Overview and New Benefits.
- We are active in the strategic planning of the Region 2000 Workforce Investment Board.
- We are emphasizing relationships with Central Virginia Community College to ensure that its Center for Business, Industry and Government is responsive to the needs of local businesses.
- We have strong relationships with the Virginia Employment Commission to provide our members with ready access to the latest employment statistics and demographic data.
- The Lynchburg Regional Chamber has direct access to the regional economic development organization that serves seven Central Virginia jurisdictions that is known as Region 2000 Economic Development Partnership.
- The Chamber also partners with other organizations such as the Lynchburg City Schools’ Partners in Education program and the Region 2000 Area Network for Employment (RANE).
- The Chamber supports and promotes the Young Professionals of Central VA in their efforts to attract and retain young talent in the region.
These are only a few of the many workforce development organizations the Chamber actively supports and participates in. The Chamber is proud of its commitment to improving the business climate by focusing on a resource that no business can live without - a first-rate regional labor force.