Workforce Readiness Month
Workforce Readiness Month

VSBA Workforce Readiness Month
April 2024

To promote the need to identify workforce development opportunities that enable students to be prepared to succeed in the economy, VSBA has designated the month of April as VSBA Workforce Readiness Month, with April 16, 2024, designated as Workforce Readiness Day in Virginia.

The VBSA Task Force on Workforce Readiness was established by the VSBA Board of Directors in 2015 to study how career and technical education programs are being implemented in Virginia school divisions and how these programs are preparing the state’s future workforce.

The Task Force has been vital in providing federal, state, and local school boards with best practices for developing and expanding Career & Technical Education (CTE) as well as workforce readiness programs that offer training on skill sets that will allow students to be globally competitive. It is also critical that we collaborate with the business industry and the community college system to ensure that students have early access and opportunity to participate in workforce readiness programs.

Free Webinar:

In recognition of the month, Dr. Lisa Coons, Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction, will discuss workforce readiness and how school divisions can enhance programs that prepare students for careers after high school. This timely discussion will allow school division leaders to learn more about resources available through the Department of Education that support their needs around workforce development.

Click here to register for this FREE webinar!

Cost: Free
Date and Time: April 29, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Presenters: Dr. Lisa Coons, Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction

VSBA President Cardell Patillo has message to encourage participation in VSBA Workforce Readiness Month:

Workforce Readiness Month Toolkit

Workforce Readiness Month graphic

Excellence in Workforce Readiness Award

VSBA Taskforce on Workforce Readiness