A new partnership is helping students prepare for their future careers.
The Prince William Chamber Commerce’s Education and Innovation Committee is collaborating with state agencies and local school divisions.
It’s working with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and Virginia Department of Labor & Industry (VADOLI), as well as Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS), Manassas City Public Schools (MCPS), and Manassas Park City Schools (MCPS).
Together, the organizations hope to link businesses with Career and Technical Education (CTE) students, according to a release.
More than 550,000 sixth- through 12th-graders participate in CTE programs in Virginia.
By collaborating with VDOE and VADOLI, the committee will be able to connect Prince William Chamber members with two state programs — Work-Based Learning (WBL) and Youth Registered Apprenticeship (YRA).
WBL helps students gain work experience and YRA allows them to gain skills they can use in the workforce.
For more information about CTE and the programs, visit the chamber’s website, or contact Director of Community Outreach Suzanne Lewis at 571-765-7753 or email@example.com.