ABOUT VIRGINIA CAREER WORKS NORTHERN REGION
Virginia Career Works – Northern is a team of private and public sector partners who share a common goal-to promote Northern Virginia economic prosperity and long-term growth. The board receives and administers annual Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) dollars that help fund comprehensive employment and training services to area employers, job seekers and youth.
The SkillSource Group, Inc. (SSG) is a separate nonprofit entity of the Virginia Career Works – Northern with its own Board of Directors. SSG shares in the mission and goals of the Virginia Career Works – Northern, while also serving as fiscal agent and an entity that pursues additional funding sources for the board. These dollars further sustain and create workforce development initiatives for all current and future employers, job seekers throughout the region.
Virginia Career Works – Northern is the designated regional convener and administrative entity that coordinates workforce training and career services through federal funding from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). We are charged with overseeing and implementing workforce development initiatives and activities throughout the Virginia Career Works – Northern Region.
The board collaborates with contracted program operators and workforce system partners to assist employers with applicant screening, writing job descriptions, and training new employees. The board also ensures that classes and career services are effectively delivered for Virginia Career Works – Northern Region youth and adult residents as well as businesses.