FXBG Chamber Intern Expo & Hiring Workshops

The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, the five school divisions in PDC 16, Germanna Community College, University of Mary Washington and Rappahannock Goodwill’s Career Works program will host an internship expo. This expo will connect students with internships in a variety of industries. 40-60 companies will be represented at the expo with opportunities to connect with our local students and even schedule interviews. The goal for this internship expo is 75 students being interviewed for internship positions. Accompanying the internship expo will be a series of 5 hiring workshops, including workshops on how businesses can build a successful internship program. This internship expo and the hiring workshops comprise the Chamber’s workforce solutions pilot program.

  • Statewide Project Theme:  Workforce Development
  • Region 6 Priority Industry Cluster: Forestry/Wood products/Paper, Manufacturing, Distribution/Logistics, Information/Data Centers, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
  • GO Virginia Request: $36,000
  • Match: $37,524
  • Source of Match: Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce ($29,254), private businesses ($8,000)
  • Project Type:  ECB
  • Localities: City of Fredericksburg, Caroline, King George, Stafford, Spotsylvania
  • How does it create high paying jobs? This project creates higher paying jobs by enhancing job shadowing programs with employers, establishing a regional career exhibition to connect students with summer job opportunities and developing work-based learning opportunities that incorporate soft skills training to keep employees that will lead to better alignment of Region 6 talent with current and prospective job opportunities and the ability for the Region to attract and retain talent.