Fredericksburg Regional Chamber Workforce NOW

Following the previously awarded GO Virginia Enhanced Capacity Building grant that awarded funds to Fredericksburg Chamber in partnership with five school divisions, Germanna Community College, Rappahannock Goodwill Career Works, and the University of Mary Washington to host an internship expo, this project will help address workforce shortages and increase work-based learning opportunities by holding two Internship Expos in 2024 and 2025, conducting a hiring workshop series with 12 workshops in all, and forming a Workforce NOW non-profit and committee to oversee these efforts.

  • Statewide Project Theme:  Workforce Development
  • Region 6 Priority Industry Cluster:  Aquaculture/Seafood/Commercial Fishing/Marine Industries, Forestry/Wood Products/Paper, Manufacturing, Distribution/Logistics, Information/Data Centers, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  • GO Virginia Request: $230,000
  • Match: $150,000
  • Source of Match: Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce ($150,000)
  • Project Type:  Implementation
  • Localities: Counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline, King George, and the City of Fredericksburg