RCC Promoting Careers in Aquaculture

While jobs in the Aquaculture/Seafood/Commercial Fishing/Marine Industries have been declining over the past five years, the region has a high concentration of employment in this industry. This industry is prime for growth in Region 6, especially in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. This project will promote jobs in the aquaculture industry cluster by expanding high school students’ understanding of what jobs are available in the aquaculture industry cluster, expanding educational opportunities that meet employers’ needs, and supporting internship opportunities that help young people gain experience and awareness.

  • Statewide Project Theme:  Workforce Development
  • Region 6 Priority Industry Cluster: Aquaculture/Seafood/Commercial Fishing/Marine Industries
  • GO Virginia Request: $100,000
  • Match: $50,000
  • Source of Match: RCCEFI ($11,000), VT Center for Economic and Community Engagement ($7,000), Private
  • Project Type:  ECB
  • Localities: Essex, Gloucester, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Richmond, Westmoreland
  • How does it create high paying jobs? This project creates higher paying jobs by creating positive career and growth opportunities for students and the business cluster.