The Lynchburg, New River Valley and Roanoke Workforce Boards are successfully collaborating on a $300,000 GO Virginia Grant aims to stimulate the region’s economic growth by closing the “skill and interest gaps” among workers in middle-to high skilled occupations in manufacturing, healthcare, and information technology through an increase training opportunities for existing workers and also by developing additional career pathway programs for young people.

Each region will receive $100,000 GO Virginia funds matched by in-kind and Workforce Program funds to be used in these training and development activities.

Businesses interested in taking advantage of financial assistance offered through the grant are able to complete and submit an application with their local workforce development board. Eligible businesses can receive up to $2000 per employee to assist with training cost, however; there is a cap of $10,000 per company. The training can be customized to best meet the needs of the employee and employer and also be tailored to industry sector job duties.

Contact Ben Bowman, Workforce Development Director,

Central Virginia Planning District Commission


828 Main Street, 12th Floor
Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 845-3491

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