Continuing Education/Workforce Development


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The Southside Virginia Community College Workforce Development Center serves individuals and businesses throughout our community with high-quality course offerings leading to credentials in business, professional development, and continuing education. We offer non-credit programs designed to meet occupational, professional, and personal interests and needs.  workforce

Workforce courses are designed to help clients acquire and upgrade technical skills, improve employability skills, and meet educational requirements for job certification which are offered regularly throughout the year. We also offer customized training classes for businesses which may be held at the business location or at one of SVCC’s on-campus or off-campus locations. 

The SVCC Center for Workforce Development was established at SVCC in 1986 and continues to assist public and private organizations and agencies with economic and workforce training needs.

Center for Workforce Development

Consistent with the college's mission of serving the educational needs and helping meet the requirements for trained manpower in the service area, the Center for Workforce Development was established in 1986 to assist public and private organizations with economic and human resource development. Through a variety of activities, including seminars, training (literacy, apprenticeship, customized), consultation and resource networking, the Center works to assist community economic development by:

  • Promoting quality, team building, and S.P.C.,
  • Increasing productivity and the quality of the working environment,
  • Encouraging the local production of goods,
  • Attracting new businesses and industry, and
  • Educating the general public about economic development.


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