Resources

Federal

U.S. Department of Labor
The mission of the U.S. Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

U.S. Department of Education
The mission of the U.S. Department of Education is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

Opportunity.gov
An online assessment tool developed by the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education, designed to help out of work Americans identify and access educational opportunities that support career advancement.

Career One Stop
The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration website designed to connect job seekers to information and resources to help explorer careers, education and training opportunities, and job search services across the nation.

O*NET Online
O*NET OnLine is an application that was created for the general public to provide broad access to the O*NET database of occupational information. O*NET OnLine offers a variety of search options and occupational data. The site has been developed by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Commonwealth of Virginia

Virginia Education Wizard
Online career assessment tool presented by Virginia Community Colleges

Virginia Workforce Connection
Commonwealth of Virginia’s online workforce resource; featuring job listings, employer services, and labor market information.

Virginia Workforce Network
The Virginia Workforce Network, a system of career development, business and educational partners and agencies that seek to connect Virginians to opportunities that help them develop a better career.

Virginia Community College System

Virginia Employment Commission

Virginia Department of Education
The mission of the Virginia Board of Education and the superintendent of public instruction, in cooperation with local school boards, is to increase student learning and academic achievement.

Virginia Department of Labor and Industry Apprenticeship Program
DOLI provides workers with job training opportunities for lifelong skills and helps employers meet their needs for highly skilled workers through a proven, cost-effective system of registered apprenticeship. We help employers develop training programs and recruit qualified apprentices. Employers provide on-the-job training, and participants spend 4-6 hours per week in related classroom instruction.

Virginia Jobs Investment Program

Virginia’s Career Readiness Certificate
Virginia’s Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is an assessment-based credential that gives employers and career seekers a uniform measure of key workplace skills.

Dream It, Do It
Dream It. Do It. Virginia is a free career resource tool built by Virginia’s advanced technology sector to help individuals learn more about exciting fields of possible future employment. From making jets fly to creating life-saving medicine, careers in advanced technology such as manufacturing, health care, information technology, robotics, and biotechnology offer above average pay, opportunities for advancement and skills that can be transferred across multiple industries.