(We are not accepting new applications for this program.)
Our Certificate in Workforce Development prepares workforce development professionals by:
- Exploring the necessary competencies and providing opportunities to hone those abilities
- Assessing strengths and weaknesses and developing an action plan for skill enhancement where necessary
- Providing a framework to apply the competencies in current work settings and job responsibilities
The 9-credit graduate certificate (3 courses) combines web-based instruction, self-directed learning, and a practicum experience in the workplace. The certificate can be completed in 12 months.
Students must complete a prerequisite, noncredit course prior to enrolling in the graduate courses. This noncredit course is offered twice annually in Charlottesville: every summer and again in either the fall or spring term.
Why Workforce Development?
Workforce Development is an essential component in creating, sustaining, and retaining a viable workforce. Through workforce development, communities are able to create social and economic prosperity.
Who Should Enroll?
The certificate is designed for individuals interested in pursuing careers in workforce development or for those working as:
- College administrators and faculty with responsibility for workforce/economic development activities
- Educators and trainers in universities and colleges
- Secondary school educators and career counselors
- Human resources professionals
- Workforce, community, and economic development practitioners
- Private sector trainers
- Proprietary school personnel
Completion of the certificate demonstrates evidence of specialized educational achievement in workforce development.
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