For Job Seekers
The Division of Workforce Development of Paul D. Camp Community College provides open enrollment training to assist job candidates and existing workers in improving their skill sets. Programs include the NCCER Industrial Maintenance Electrical & Instrumentation certification to work at area manufacturing plants; OSHA 10 certification; CompTIA’s A+, Network+, and Security+ (Information Technology) Certifications for employment in a variety of IT and administrative business roles; Warehouse & Distribution, Forklift, Reach Truck, and Clamp Truck Certificates to support Western Hampton Roads’ burgeoning Warehouse and Distribution industry; a Fast Track Welding Program with AWS Certification; the Customer Service and Sales certification for the growing demand in the service industry; an Outside Machinist pre-hire program to gain employment at shipyards; a Truck Driver training program to earn a Class A Commercial Driver’s License, and the new Fast Track Healthcare program in Franklin and Suffolk which offers the Clinical Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy, and EKG Technician certifications in only 4 months. In addition, the Division provides access to high quality on-line training courses.
Business, industry, nonprofit, and government clients take advantage of a full array of workforce services such as customized training, open enrollment courses and seminars, business start-up and expansion training, consulting, coaching and facilitation services, and job profiling and job candidate assessment.
For the Community
The Division also provides a variety of continuing education courses such as Photography, Motorcycle Safety, and Parenting Education, a summer Kid’s College, and an Encore Learning Program for learners over 50 years of age. Many community members take advantage of plentiful 7-day facility rental options for conferences, conventions, and special events in the 32,000 square foot state of the art Regional Workforce Development Center. The regional Workforce Investment Board, Opportunity Inc., provides job search and support services to first time job seekers and displaced workers. The Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) also has office hours at the Workforce Center two days per week.