Workforce and Training

Performers on point

Capability kickstarts profitability in a fast-moving business landscape. Stafford’s access to one of the most educated Talent pools in the country brings a performance advantage to every enterprise. With a regional workforce of 294,381 and growing, Stafford sources Talent locally and in surrounding counties. Increasingly, workers seeking abundant opportunities and shorter commutes settle in Stafford.

From leadership development to skills enhancement, Stafford County businesses tap into a network of private, public, and non-profit service providers to refine workforce needs.

With a trajectory that begins in K-12 education and continues well beyond, Stafford County helps people identify the career or college pathways suited to their skills. Within the Commonwealth—home to CNBC’s highest-ranked workforce in the state—leadership potential is in steady supply. From trades training to advanced certifications, workforce partners tailor programs to demand.

Workforce by Sector

College and University Training

University of Mary Washington

    • Bachelor’s and master’s degrees, certifications, and training
      • CISSP program, SHRM programs, organizational development training
      • The CISSP is indispensable for people seeking government contracts related to cybersecurity. Demand for this certification is expected to dramatically increase in the Stafford region. The UMW program is the only ISC^2 Certified Academic Partner program in the region.

Germanna Community College

    • Apprenticeships, certifications, corporate training, credentials, and training
      • Germanna works with business leaders to diversify and upskill the workforce in Stafford.
      • Germanna Community College has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Germanna provides training, associate degrees, and certifications designed as the Tech Talent Pipeline.

Germanna Fredericksburg Center for Advanced Technology (FredCAT)

    • Credential programs, apprenticeship training, and support services focus on high-demand fields.
    • Training programs are designed and led by industry experts, helping students and graduates stand out to local employers.
    • This state-of-the-art center provides a space for students and entrepreneurs to design, prototype, and collaborate in support of local technology and manufacturing startups.

 

Virginia Tech Richmond Center at the Quantico Corporate Center

    • New Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) courses in data analytics and cybersecurity
    • Graduate programs and certifications
    • Customized workforce programs

 

Georgia Tech Research Institute at the Quantico Corporate Center

    • Classes and training in engineering, research, and onsite solutions with capabilities from Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Projects include:
      • GTRI modeling and simulation facility
      • Marine Corps Warfighting Lab/wargaming

State and Industry Training

 

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership

The Virginia Talent Accelerator Program is offered conjunction with the Virginia Community College System. This partnership provides world-class training and recruitment opportunities for new and expanding companies as incentives for job creation. All services are provided at no cost to qualifying new and expanding companies.

 

Cyber Bytes Foundation (CBF)

The custom-designed, 30,000 square foot building accommodates the organization’s fast-growing business and employment base, while allowing additional space for future growth. X Corp Solutions and its 150 employees provide expertise in four core competencies: Professional Management Integration (PMI); Intelligence, Security, & Cyber IT (ISC); Facility-Property Management (FPM); and Training & Education Development (TED). From CISSP to cultural awareness and career development training, CBF’s offerings are comprehensive.

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