Customized Training

contractorSouthside Virginia Community College's Workforce Development Services (WDS) aligns education and economic development to extend workforce development courses, training and programs into the community. WDS prepares the emerging workforce by providing students with greater access to career options; serves employers through flexible and customized training; and, offers portable skills and credentials to the incumbent and displaced workforce. Workforce Development works closely with business and industry in the Southside Virginia rural area to ensure that their training needs are met and that available workers have the skills they need for entry level positions.  Courses may be offered as credit or non-credit.

crc pinWDS also promotes the Virginia's Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) which is an assessment-based credential endorsed by Governor McDonnell that gives employers and career seekers a uniform measure of key workplace skills.  This is a highly recognized workforce credential that recipients can add on their resume and job applications.

Additionally, this department schedules community education and personal interest courses for personal growth.  These types of courses include digital photography, quilting, basic computer skills, zumba, cake decorating, and culinary.

For more information about the SVCC Workforce Development Services, contact Debra Smiley, Interim Director of Workforce Development on Christanna Campus in Alberta at 434-949-1060 or debra.smiley@southside.edu or Dennis Smith, Director of Workforce Development on Daniel Campus in Keysville at 434-736-2008 or dennis.smith@southside.edu