Regional Internship Collaborative
With support from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), the collaborative connects employers to students and facilitates the readiness of employers, students, and institutions to significantly increase the number of high-quality paid internships and other work-based learning opportunities.
There is no substitute for experience. Internships, cooperative experiences, apprenticeships, clinicals, and other work-based learning are an opportunity to train, develop, and attract new talent. Focusing on work-based learning produces a talented workforce with the skills needed to fill in-demand jobs across GO Virginia Region 2.
We want to partner with regional businesses to expand high-quality work-based learning opportunities, with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of young professionals who choose to live and work in the region after they graduate.
Students are eager to put their knowledge and skills into practice and gain real-world knowledge that will translate into a job after graduation. Education institutions are the catalysts that bring together businesses and students for high-quality work-based learning experiences.
We want to partner with schools, colleges, and universities to build a stronger network across GO Virginia Region 2, with the goal of increasing awareness and access to work-based learning opportunities at regional businesses for our students.
Attracting and retaining skilled workers is a critical challenge across Virginia. Within GO Virginia Region 2, it is a priority to strengthen regional coordination to address this challenge.
We want to partner with talent and workforce stakeholders to increase communication and collaboration between workforce entities, regional industry, and educational institutions, with the goal of increasing the talent pipeline for critical higher-wage occupations through work-based learning.
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