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Workforce Studies and Initiatives
In 2018 the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce, identified a need to conduct a wage and benefit survey of the Greater Augusta Region and its surrounding communities. The Chamber made the decision to expand the reach of the project to include the counties and cities on either side of the Greater Augusta region. The final result is a document in four parts; one report for the entire greater region and three micro-region reports. The extended area surveyed includes Lexington, Rockbridge County, Buena Vista, Highland County, Shenandoah County, Page County, and Harrisonburg-Rockingham.
2019 Wage and Benefit Survey
Regional Benefits by Major Industry Sector
Harrisonburg-Page-Rockingham-Shenandoah Subregion Report
Training, Career Planning, Employer Assistance
The Shenandoah Valley Regional Workforce Development Board creates and sustains powerful connections between businesses and job seekers through Virginia Career Works, a statewide network of employment professionals.Triplett Tech
Triplett Tech is part of the public school system of Shenandoah County. Our students gain technical skills in a variety of career areas designed to prepare them for entry-level positions or acceptance into post-secondary education. In addition to the many high school programs, the Center offers career and technical training for adults interested in apprenticeship programs, basic skills training or a GED.
Laurel Ridge Community CollegeLaurel Ridge offers more than 75 degree and certificate programs for you to choose from!
Their faculty is very knowledgeable in their specific subject areas. Many have real-world experience in a field which they are able to bring to the classroom and share with their students and have spent a number of years teaching. Stay close to home while taking classes that pertain to your future career goals! Laurel Ridge has four locations.
Laurel Ridge Workforce Solutions is at the forefront of education innovation. Their Corporate Training Department offers training programs and cohorts, apprenticeship and certification programs, and consulting and assessment services utilizing leading-edge technology, curriculum, philosophies, and methodology to help area businesses thrive.
Laurel Ridge Small Business Development Center: Executive Director Christine Kriz, 540-868-7093
Provide help to start, manage, grow, or sell your small business
Town of Edinburg: Town Manager and Mayor Dan Harshman Click here for "Starting a Business in Edinburg"
Town of Mount Jackson: Town Manager Neil Showalter
Town of New Market: Town Manager Todd Walters
Town of Strasburg: Town Manager Waverly Coggsdale, 540-465-9197
Town of Woodstock: Town Manager Aaron Grisdale, 540-459-3621
Shenandoah County Government Center: County Administrator Evan Vass, 540.459.6165
Industrial Development Authority: Small Business Loan Program
Shenandoah County Tourism: Director Jenna French, 540.459.6227