PURPOSE: The Community College Workforce Alliance works in partnership with Reynolds and Tyler Community Colleges to serve students with a fast track to the workforce with training and credentialing programs that can be completed in weeks or months. CCWA offers workforce training and certifications in transportation and logistics, construction and trades, customer service, health care and manufacturing. These programs are supported through state-funded tuition assistance available to all Virginians, making Short-term Training Programs low cost or no cost. Short-term Training Programs also offer career coaching and job connections.
OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Short-term Training credentials prepare students for entry-level careers in high-demand occupational fields offering good starting wages - many with benefits and promotion opportunities.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: There are no admissions requirements. Tuition assistance is available to all residents of Virginia, regardless of income. Classes may be free to those qualifying for additional financial aid.
PROGRAM NOTES: In certain industries, prior convictions may prohibit employment. Drug testing and a pre-employment physical may be required for some occupations. Some companies may have minimum age requirements for select positions.
Teacher Licensure (Educate VA)
The Educate VA program consists of two levels. Level I is comprised of online and face-to-face instruction. Level II - the part of the Educate VA program that makes us so unique - is the post-coursework experience. After Level I, as a graduate seeks employment and during their first year of teaching, Educate VA partners students with mentors to guide, instruct and advise them in order to ensure they receive the support they need to thrive as a new teacher. Additional instructional support is also offered through Level II modules and three required Level II Saturday seminars. The program consists of 220-hours of instruction delivered within an 18-week format for professional studies training. Instruction is delivered online via Canvas, and will focus on the following modules: Foundations of Teaching, Instructional Design, Teaching and Learning Content Methods, Teaching Reading in the Content Area, Classroom Management, and Current Trends and Issues in Education, and Assessment, Data, and Feedback.