Hampton Roads Workforce Council

Project Title: Hampton Roads Workforce Training System for Good Jobs
Region (applicant-defined)/State(s) or territory served: Hampton Roads region in Virginia and North Carolina
Phase (applicant-defined): System Development
Award Amount: $11,006,941
Key Industry / Industries: Water and Blue Economy; Energy and Resilience
Contact: Shawn Avery, President and CEO, [email protected]
Project Narrative (applicant submitted) (PDF)
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Located in a region with the 9th largest African American population in the nation, Hampton Roads Workforce Council will serve as the lead entity and backbone organization building regional talent pipelines across counties in Virginia and North Carolina, with an emphasis on in-demand blue economy, clean energy, and related cybersecurity jobs. The project has garnered support from large employers, such as Newport News Shipbuilding (the sole designer, builder and refueler of United States Navy aircraft carriers) and Dominion Energy. It also includes community-based organizations, such as the Urban League, which will establish training pathways in coordination with HBCUs to increase career opportunities for workers in maritime engineering and robotics.

The project narrative included above is what was submitted by the applicants. The final EDA-approved scope of work may differ.