Center for Economic and Community Engagement
Promoting Careers in Aquaculture
The shellfish industry has always been a huge part of the economy in Virginia’s Northern Neck and middle peninsula regions. It has been difficult, though, to get young people interested in the field. The Promoting Careers in Aquaculture program, a partnership between the Virginia Tech Center for Economic and Community Engagement and Rappahannock Community College, funded by GO Virginia Region 6, introduced high school students to new career paths and gave them hands-on experience interning for oyster companies in the region.
Solving Problems, Connecting Resources, Engaging Communities
In the spirit of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), our center can help connect you with the resources and world-class research of Virginia Tech, engage your community, and turn your ideas into action.
GO Virginia is a statewide initiative designed to encourage Virginia's economic growth through the creation of high-wage jobs. Discover information about GO Virginia Region 2, including meeting agendas, documentation, and project resources.
Vibrant Virginia encourages vibrant and flourishing places in every part of the Commonwealth by engaging Virginia Tech faculty and students in place-based community problem-solving.
The Region 2 Internship Collaborative bridges the gap between secondary and higher education institutions, their students, and businesses, providing work-based learning opportunities in the New River Valley, the Roanoke-Alleghany region, and the greater Lynchburg region.
Our center completes analyses, assessments, studies, and projects that equip communities and organizations with the tools they need to succeed.