Workforce Training


Businesses in Abingdon have access to a wealth of employment and training services offered by state, regional and local agencies as well as private and state-supported colleges and universities. In addition to the regional higher education centers in Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee, there are a variety of state and local programs designed to assist employers with specific needs.

Looking for a employee training source? 


Virginia Jobs Investment Program

  • Provides customized recruiting and training services to companies creating new jobs or experiencing technological change
  • Consulting services, organizational development, and funding for training and recruitment may be available


Virginia Highlands Community College

VHCC offers customized workforce training, career readiness certification, and other continuing educational courses.


Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center

The Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center (Higher Ed) was established in 1991 to strengthen the economy of southwest Virginia through education and training of the current and future workforce. Through a unique partnership with ten colleges and universities, the Higher Ed provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs and professional development courses primarily for adult learners. The Higher Ed promotes regional economic development through its conference facility, business support services, and technology applications.

  • Internship Virginia is a Service for College Students in SW Virginia/NE Tennessee and Mid-Atlantic Area Employers sponsored by the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
  • Offers Career Services


People’s Incorporated

People’s Incorporated connects individuals to employment, new skills training, and higher education through innovative initiatives that serve workers, job seekers, and employers. The goal is to enhance the productivity and prosperity of the communities in which we live.


Mount Rogers and New River Valley Workforce Investment Board

The New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Investment Board (WIB) strives to increase the employment, retention, earnings and occupational skill attainment of participants. By achieving these goals the WIB hopes to improve the quality of the workforce, reduce welfare dependency, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of our local area.