Leaders in building human capital

Our vision is to ensure that all Greater Peninsula businesses have an abundance of world class workforce talent that continually contributes to our region's economic success and vitality. Part of making this vision a reality is to focus on keeping our community informed of workforce issues, trends and solutions. Check out our resource section below for more workforce information.

Champions of Disability Employment

Celebrating Disability Inclusion for More than 70 Years

Reflecting the important role that different perspectives play in workforce success, this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “Inclusion Drives Innovation.” Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.

Join Us on October 4, 2017 for the Champions of Disability Employment  Inclusion Drives Innovation Celebration

Time:   8:30 am – Registration & Breakfast
9:00 am – Program & Awards

Keynote Speaker:  Jeff Byrd, Life Coach and Leadership Trainer

Peninsula Champion Invite

Location:    Peninsula Worklink
600 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, VA 23666

Please RSVP to:  melissa.edmonds@dars.virginia.gov

View flyer:  Peninsula Champions 10-4-17



The Apprentice School of Newport News Shipbuilding Fall 2017 Open House

The Apprentice School Fall 2017 Open House

The Apprentice School Fall 2017 Open House

Learn A Skilled, Technical Craft.

Further Your Education.

Avoid College Debt.

Build Your Career.

When:     October 28, 2017

Time:     9 AM – 12 PM

Where:    The Apprentice School of Newport News Shipbuilding
3101 Washington Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607

Registration Required (Space is Limited)  – Register here

View the flyer here for all the details!


Open House for Registered Apprenticeship

Speak to employers who are recruiting now!

Advice and guidance available from Apprenticeship Advisors!

Earn while you learn!

Peninsula’s Open House for Registered Apprenticeship

Admission is Free

Dress to Impress

Bring copies of your resume

Peninsula Apprenticeship Open House

When?   October 5, 2017

Time?   3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Where?  Peninsula Workforce Development Center
600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA


For more information contact:  757-727-6237 / pcroom@hampton.gov

View flyer Peninsula Apprenticeship Open House 








The Workplace Excellence Series

Workplace Excellence Series

Workplace Excellence Series

To maintain a healthy bottom-line and reach their goals, companies today need every employee to deliver not just the hard skills for the job, but the workplace excellence to maximize those skills.  The Workplace Excellence Series teaches incumbent workers and new hires the essential workplace skills you look for when hiring, retaining, and advancing employees.

The Workplace Excellence Series is designed to help people understand and deliver the essential workplace skills that companies demand today.  Participants of the ten-module program will gain a better understanding of the employer’s perspective, practical skills, and the ‘bottom line” in ten essential areas.

To learn more about The Workplace Excellence Series delivered by a Certified Facilitator contact:

Lisa Wornom-Zahralddin

View: WPE Businesses flyer   View: WPE Modules flyer 

View our webpage business services for employers for more information


Customer Service Training

FREE Customer Service Training Event – Thursday, October 26, 2017

Customer Service Flyer 10-26-2017

Customer Service Flyer 10-26-2017

Training Highlights:

– How to generate low/no cost guest surprise tactics
– How to orchestrate and deliver surprise tactics using teamwork
– How to foster a culture in which new and creative surprise tactics are continually derived and implemented

Presenter:  Dr. Vincent Magnini

When:     Thursday, October 26, 2017

Three different session times to choose from:

Session I:     9:30 am – 11:00 am  – Click here to register for Session I
Session II:   1:30 pm –   3:00 pm – Click here to register for Session II
Session III: 5:00 pm –   6:30 pm – Click here to register for Session III

Download or view flyer : Customer Service Training – October 26 2017

Location:     The Mariners’ Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
(Use business entrance)

Cost:     FREE

Sponsored by:
Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau
Newport News Hospitality Association
Newport News Tourism
Peninsula Council for Workforce Development