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Workforce and Training

“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:

  • Mechatronics
  • Bioprocessing
  • Welding
  • Commercial Driving
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Packaging

Airplane engine repair  Welding

Regional Workforce Training Initiatives

Valley Career Hub

An online career resource that highlights opportunities and training for high-growth, high-wage, in-demand careers in the Shenandoah Valley.

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