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Workforce Innovation and
Opportunity Act
Federally Funded Employment &
Training Programs
  • Training Program for Adults
  • Youth from Low Income Families
  • Eligible Workers Who Have Lost Their Jobs
One-Stop Centers
Services for adults and dislocated workers are provided through our One-Stop Centers
  • Job search and placement assistance
  • Labor Market Information
  • Assessment of skills and needs
  • Information about available services
  • Follow-up services
Training Partnership
Our youth programs link academic and occupational learning
  • Tutoring
  • Study skills training
  • Alternative school services
  • Mentoring by experienced adults
  • Occupational skills training
Employer Assistance
Partnering with local businesses to provide quality employees
  • Pre-screened applicants
  • Financial assistance for training
  • Helping build your community
Meeting the Needs of Businesses
Enable business owners to easily access the information and services
  • Skilled Workers
  • Education
  • Employment Needs
Elevate Virginia
  • The power to Elevate Virginia is rooted in the Commonwealth's people
  • and it's businesses.
  • Virginia's answer to this demand is Elevate Virginia.
  • A powerful public-private partnership that manifests itself in a network of
  • high quality, agile,
  • and responsive workforce
  • development programs.
  • Job search opportunities and referral services are made available by qualified and knowledgeable staff.
  • Assistance with Resume creation, review and job search tips.
  • Assistance with critical labor market information, Trade Act and EEO information.
  • Representatives are available to assist military veterans from all periods of military service with job referral, job training and job placement assistance.
  • In the unfortunate event of company closure, Rapid Response services guide individuals to appropriate services for Training, Benefits and Employment.
  • Individuals may file for Unemployment Insurance and receive answers to questions regarding supportive services.
  • Workforce staff makes available at no cost recruiting and referral services to employers.
  • Workforce staff can assist employers by screening and referring applicants for job vacancies, providing critical labor market information for business and economic planning, Trade Act and EEO information.
  • Unemployment Tax filing and registration.
  • Veterans Representatives are available to assist employers with placing job orders targeting veterans.
  • Customized training for your existing workforce.
  • Workforce credentials, career certificate programs, and degree programs for Business Owners.
  • Adult Educational Services, for those who are striving to improve their lives through GED test completion or English language skills improvement.
  • Adult and Youth OJT program can assist employers with the cost of hiring and training a new employee, by reimbursing the employer up to 50% during the training period.
  • A federally funded workforce program for youth, offering: at no cost education and training that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job.
  • Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP), funded under the Older Americans Act, provides part-time training for low-income persons, aged fifty-five or older.
  • Job Retention / Retention to Work Services.
  • Disability Awareness Training to improve workplace environment and accessibility.
  • Supported Employment Training Program.
  • Rapid Response services guide your employees to appropriate services at their local workforce center in the unfortunate event of a company closing.
  • Workforce credentials, career certificate programs, and degree programs.
  • Adult Career Coach can assist with registering and applying for programs, applying for financial aid and counsel individuals on programs and financial aid services that can help participants achieve their career goals.
  • Adult Educational Services, for those who are striving to improve their lives through GED test completion or English language skills improvement.

Welcome to the Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board!


The Workforce Development Board administers the federally funded WIOA Program which serves adults and youth from low income family (economically disadvantaged) and other eligible workers who have lost their jobs. The Bay Consortium supports public/private partnerships involving local government, business and industry, labor, education and training institutions, employment services, and community support organizations.

The Bay Workforce Consortium was established by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to provide a variety of employment and training services to the Workforce Development Area XIII, which includes the following jurisdictions:

BCWDB EEO Statement: The Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board is an Equal Opportunity employer/program.
BCWDB Assistive Technologies and Equipment Statement: Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.”
Please forward any questions, comments or concerns regarding this statement to: EO Officer, Steven Golas, at 804-333-4048 or [email protected]

Words from Employers

Bay Consortium Workforce Investment Board
Everyone at the Workforce Center truly believes in supporting both the people and the businesses in the community. Their focus and dedication to improving our economic and job community is more than apparent. The go beyond job placement by creating opportunites for small businesses in Virginia, like ours, to network and grow.

Words from Job Seekers

Bay Consortium Workforce Investment Board
I've been attending some of the workshops at the Virginia Workforce Center and find them very informative! This has been a very rewarding experience for me, I'm learning many new things about job search options, resume formats, applications and cover letter content. The resources they have available are impressive; I know they will have an answer to every question I have-or they tell me where to find the answer.