“When Daikin headquarters looks at our workforce, they see a workforce that is adaptable, smart and hardworking.” Larry Kroggel, Director of Human Resources, Daikin Applied
Virginia is a right-to-work state with one of the lowest unionization rates in the country. In Augusta County and the surrounding region, we provide a quality, motivated, and skilled labor base. Employers can recruit from a pool of over 22,000 annual graduates from 14 colleges and universities in the area. We have a workforce development team in place that coordinates and funds employment and customized training activities to help new and existing employers achieve their company goals.
Local technical training programs currently include:
- Commercial Driving
- Commercial Pilot
Regional Workforce Training Initiatives
An online career resource that highlights opportunities and training for high-growth, high-wage, in-demand careers in the Shenandoah Valley.
- Blue Ridge Community College Advanced Manufacturing Center
- Valley Career and Technical Center
- Dream It. Do It.
- Shenandoah Valley Partnership Education and Training Database
- Valley Workforce Initiatives
- Innovate Live