RWC's Education & Workforce Legislative Positions

Published on June 27, 2023

A set of legislative positions were adopted during the Alexandria/Arlington Regional Workforce Council's June 2023 meeting.  These five priorities address the education and workforce needs of the City of Alexandria, Arlington County, Greater Washington region, and the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The adopted positions include:

  • Support additional funding for local workforce development boards, adult education, community colleges, and Virginia’s small- and medium-sized for-profit businesses to expand work-based learning programs, including apprenticeships, internships, and experiential learning opportunities, to meet the Commonwealth’s current workforce demands.
  • Support educational initiatives that improve student achievement, including Career Technical Education, focused on professional and technical skills-based training, delivery of industry recognized certifications/licenses, and the development of the future workforce.
  • Support initiatives that strengthen Virginia’s teacher workforce.
  • Invest in continuing educational initiatives that improve incumbent workers’ competitiveness in Virginia’s economy that will ultimately enhance their employers’ productivity. Create incentives to encourage workers who complete participation in these initiatives to retain their employment for one year.
  • Support efforts to expand access to affordable childcare and early education, substance abuse services, public transportation, and workforce housing.


Questions, please contact David Remick.


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