The New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board (WDB) provides regional businesses easy access to solutions to meet their workforce needs without them having to navigate the bureaucracies of dozens of programs. Highly coordinated services are essential for all business customers in the region. Given the wide range of services available to businesses, workforce agencies and partner organizations will continue to build a network of seamlessly coordinated services across the communities served by the WDB.
The WDB will provide regional leadership regarding Business Services including but not limited to identification of priority industry sectors, convening and assembling appropriate business development activities, and aligning of resources to more effectively address sector and business needs.
Business Services Strategy
The WDB and its partners of believe that services to the region’s businesses should serve the widest possible range of businesses, be individualized and efficient with a single point of contact wherever possible (or a “no wrong door” approach). It is also the intent of the WDB to share information about what services are currently being provided to businesses with partner agencies to avoid unnecessary duplication, including initial assessment and discovery, service plans, service coordination, outcome and follow-up information. In order to mount this collaborative effort the WDB will be cross training each partner in one another’s services so that they are able to provide more seamless referrals for needed services as well as being able to speak to the many services available, regardless of what agency may ‘own’ these services.
Services offered by various partners
- Peer to Peer Networking Opportunities
- Business Related/Relevant Seminars*
- No cost job opening advertising
- Job matching
- Applicant screening
- Labor Market Information
- Employment/Unemployment Laws Information
- Tax Credit Information
- Training space*
- On-the Job Training reimbursement opportunities
- Small Business Loan and/or Planning Assistance
- Customized Job Fairs
- Interview rooms
- Assistive technology*
- ADA assistance (and training)
- Skill assessments (for job applicants and/or employees)*
- Customized job profiling*
- Computer lab space and/or computers to train in YOUR space*
- Customized employee training programs*
- On-line training programs*
*Service may involve a fee
For further information, please contact Marty Holliday (firstname.lastname@example.org), 540-633-6764.