Workforce Training & Development

We’re already known for our tech-savvy, highly educated workforce. But we think it’s also important to keep educating, training and preparing your employees, which is why we offer a variety of workforce training and development services for your business. These services are often available at no cost to you.

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Workforce Resource Center

The Workforce Resource Center provides no-cost resources and equipment to both job seekers and businesses. Their mission is to connect businesses and job seekers to achieve their employment goals, while offering a wide range employment services, including:

  • Recruiting and hiring assistance
  • Retention consulting
  • Meet-the-employer events where you can conduct on-site interviews with a variety of applicants
  • Tax credit, area wage and salary, and Federal Bonding Program information
  • Free job listings

The center also provides free job-seeker services, including:

  • Job announcements
  • Resume critiques
  • Free use of computers, phones, fax, and other job search resource
  • Career development workshops that address computer skills, resume writing, interviewing skills, and other work-related topics
  • Access to employment counselors trained to provide career assessments

Northern Virginia Workforce Development Board

The Northern Virginia Workforce Development Board  is a team of private and public sector partners who share a common goal-to promote Northern Virginia economic prosperity and long-term growth. The board receives and administers annual Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act dollars that help fund comprehensive employment and training services to area employers, job seekers and youth.

SkillSource Group, Inc.

The SkillSource Group, Inc.  is a separate nonprofit entity of the Northern Virginia Workforce Development Board with its own Board of Directors. SkillSource Group offers multiple free services to businesses seeking to hire and retain quality employees while also providing opportunities for job seekers to prepare and find jobs that can support themselves and their families.

Northern Virginia Family Service

Northern Virginia Family Service offers various workforce development programs that help individuals maintain and increase their financial independence through office skills training, car loans for reliable transportation to work, job search assistance, and entrepreneurship courses.

Loudoun Small Biz

Loudoun Small Biz’s mission is to help small businesses and entrepreneurs in Loudoun County grow and succeed. They provide small business with free, easy access to the nonprofit and government resources .

Area Colleges and Universities

Need some more intense training and education? Check out our local colleges and universities.

The #LoudounFarmTour returns next weekend! 👩‍🌾🚜

Residents and visitors from across the region are invited to enjoy a self-guided, family-friendly weekend on the farm, October 16-17.

📲 See LINK IN BIO or download @eventzeeapp from the Apple or Android app stores to get started on the fun challenges!

Once you've downloaded the app, enter event code "farmtour" for a unique scavenger hunt around #LoudounFarms and compete on a leaderboard for badges and exciting prizes! 🏆

#LoudounPossible #Loudoun #LoudounCounty #AshburnVA #LeesburgVA #DCDayTrips #DCInTheFall #NorthernVirginia
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How do you relax after an exciting #ParalympicGames? For gold medalist Pamela Jones, it means farming gently at @GatheringSprings.

@PamRelphMBE is one-half of Loudoun’s Paralympic power couple (she met husband and fellow rower @RobJonesJourney at the 2012 Games). She’s also partnered with registered dietitian @WhyFoodWorks to start their beyond-organic farm using the latest in regenerative soil management.

See LINK IN BIO to learn why Olympians hang their medals in Loudoun 🥇

“The COVID-19 crisis made it even more obvious how a robust and resilient local food system is essential,” said Jones upon receiving a Business Interruption Fund grant from the county last year.

“Your support of local small scale agricultural operations through this grant not only helps small family run businesses weather the storm but provides an example to all #LoudounCounty residents to prioritize supporting #LocalAg in the future.”

📸: Jim Thurston

#LoudounFarms #LoveLoudoun #LocalAgriculture #Loudoun #Paralympics #Paralympics2020 #LocalGrowers #Middleburg #MiddleburgVA #SupportLocal
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“IXP is honored to be recognized in the #Inc5000. As a nimble, small business, we work relentlessly to pursue better experiences through human-centered design. Our goal is to make technology work for people and not the other way around.”

Meet Tina Williams (pictured at right). Williams is founder and principal at Informed XP, listed at number 💯 of the 2021 #Inc5000List.

IXP topped #Loudoun’s list of companies with 3,910% growth over the last three years, ranking fourth in the D.C. region and fifth in Virginia.

Originally founded in 2005, Informed XP is a certified #MinorityOwned and #WomanOwnedBusiness, leading in the UX and CX design space.
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"Northern Virginia is a hub for cultural diversity. Notes n’ Beats is in the best position to make a connection with many different cultures through music. One of our primary areas of focus is to create music that is unique and fresh while drawing its roots from a multitude of musical genres and cultures."

Meet Veena Pandiri, former engineer turned owner and CEO of Loudoun-based
@notesnbeats_music, pictured with Loudoun's Ashburn District Supervisor Mike Turner. Her tech experience turned out to be the perfect background, allowing her to comfortably and safely provide lessons to her company’s 500 students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the music school continues to offer online lessons along with in-studio lessons at its Ashburn and Aldie locations.

Instruction at Notes n’ Beats centers around classical pedagogy, while also allowing students to explore other genres like pop, rock, musical theatre and Indian music. Pandiri and her faculty at Notes n’ Beats are dedicated to bringing excellence in training for Western, Indian and diverse styles of music to younger generations.
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Loudoun County has consistently ranked as the safest jurisdiction in the national capital region and its effects can be measured in peace of mind for our residents.

According to the most recent National Community Survey:

97% of Loudoun residents feel safe in their neighborhoods 🏘️

95% feeling comfortable in Loudoun’s downtown and commercial districts 🏬

89% overall feeling of safety in Loudoun County 😊

Having the best of all worlds in #LoudounCounty means something different for each person who lives, works, learns and plays here, but there are certain universal truths. Everyone deserves to be safe and feel safe in their community, two things that are always #LoudounPossible. ✨
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In a startup world bent on technological disruption, Shami Khalili and her team at HelloGov see distinctly collaborative opportunities between woman or man and machine.

“We are a human-to-human company,” says Shami Khalili.

“We start with the human experience and work back toward the technology.”

This Ashburn-based #ArtificialIntelligence company was founded on the belief that a human-centered partnership between people and #AI can enhance data preparation, #MachineLearning, and cognitive performance.

The humans behind HelloGov and the technology that powers its solutions are two of the major reasons why HelloGov was named the overall winner of the 2021 Loudoun Innovation Challenge.

“Loudoun County has been very near and dear to us, a place where we see our future growth as our company blitz scales at the national stage.”
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"I didn’t expect it, but it’s all about getting out there and creating awareness and taking risks," says @coach.mckenna, the surprise star of @USATeamHandball tryouts.

This #LoudounPossible business owner made the national handball team after picking up the sport just last year.

Smet has trained at a professional level for the past 15 years and was able to rapidly prepare for the national team’s tryouts with expert coaching and daily access to the @elite_wellness_ facilities.

“The fact that it lets me train and do all of my recovery under one roof has been one of the biggest reasons I was in shape enough to go to this tryout,” she told @LoudounNow.

USA Team Handball heads to the world championships this December and hopes to compete at the Olympics in 2024 or 2028.
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Contact Us

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Nancy Evanko

Workforce Development Analyst

Phone (703) 771-5371