Workforce Center Orientation
Please view the following Orientation Video to learn more about what the centers offer.
After You Have Completed The Video:
- Click here to complete the “Initial Intake Form” and bring it with you to a center. If you don’t have a printer at home, you can print it in a center.
- To view a list of the documentation needed to enroll in either of our Career Services Programs, please click here.
- Download the “Steps to Employment Plan (STEP)” as helpful resource whether you are interested in pursuing our center’s offerings or
Go to the website: www.vawc.virginia.gov
If you do not have a VAWC file:
- Click “not registered” link
- Click “individual”
- Create a unique username and password. Fill in required (*) fields.
- Click on “To build a resume” link.
If you have a profile and know your Username and Password:
- Enter your user ID and password
- Click “Sign In” button
If you have a profile but do not know your username and password:
- Click “Forgot Username and Password” link
- Select Option 3 to retrieve both
- Select Individual
- Fill in required fields and click “verify”
- Your username should appear. Create a password and select a security question to answer
- Click “Save”
To update your profile:
- Click on Individual Profile (left side of web page)
- Click on “Personal Profile”
- Select General Information Tab to update your personal information. Click “Save”
- Click on Background Tab
- Click on Start Background Wizard link to enter pertinent information
- Click on Resume Builder (under QUICK MENU on the left side of the web page)
- Choose Comprehensive Format (preferred method for job matching)
To conduct Job Search:
- Click “Job Search” (left side of web page)
- Complete search criteria if needed
- Click “Search”
- Click “Job Title” link for job description. Click on “How to Apply For This Job” link to obtain information on how to apply for job
Career Services Eligibility Information:
WIOA Dislocated Worker:
- Workers that have been laid off, terminated or otherwise become unemployed, and is eligible to receive unemployment insurance
- Workers impacted by layoffs or business closures
- Workers impacted by foreign trade, migrant and seasonal farm workers and veterans.
WIOA Adult Program:
- adults must be over 18 years old, a US citizen or eligibly to work in the United States.
- At times priority funding is given to adults with employment barriers.
- Qualifying barriers may include low income, basic skills deficient or offenders.
WIOA Youth (Career Advantage Program):
- Out of school Youth ages 17-24 that have at least one barrier to employment.
- Barriers to employment include a low income, basic skills deficiency, foster child, school dropout, pregnant or parenting, homeless, runway, or ex-offender.
Veterans or eligible spouses:
- Individuals that have served at least one day of active duty
- That have been discharged with anything other than dishonorable
Adult Education and Literacy:
- Individuals must be at least 18 years or older unless released from compulsory attendance, then individuals can be accepted at 16 or 17.
Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services:
- Individuals with documented disabilities with the desire to work are suitable for services.
- Priority given to individuals with the greatest needs
- participants at least 55 years old, unemployed, and have a family income of no more than 125% of the federal poverty level.
- Enrollment priority is given to veterans and qualified spouses, then to individuals who are over 65, have a disability, have low literacy skills or limited English proficiency, reside in a rural area, are homeless or at risk of homelessness, have low employment prospects, or have failed to find employment after using services through the American Job Center system.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I get approved for the grant to pay for training?
This is a federally funded program, the assessments, suitability and eligibility will determine if the training is a fit for each individual. To include, if the industry is in High Demand. Due to the limited of funding a priority of service is in place to justify the need for training.
How long does the process take?
Depending on the commitment from each applicant completing the process in place. Registration with VAWC, taking assessments, completing WIOA application and eligibility documentation with staff. Expected time frame of 1-2 weeks to determine eligibility.
What is the next step?
Intake forms are reviewed by staff member team and then applicant will be contacted by staff for assessment and/or eligibility documentation.
What can make me not eligible for the program?
Everyone can receive basic employment services, but individualized services will not be guaranteed, it will determined by the applicant’s needs, if there are any barriers to employment and priority of service in place. Priority of Service in place is depending on Veteran status, Spouses of Veterans, Public Assistance, Place of Resifence, and Education Functioning Level (EFL) and/or Basic Skills Deficiency (BSD).
What documents should I bring?
If you are interested in enrolling in one of our Career Services Programs for Adults, Dislocated Workers, or Out of School Youth, please click here to view our documentation checklist.
What if I do not have a social security card?
Staff will provide information about other acceptable documentation that can be used other than a social security card, (ex. DD-214, Employment Records, IRS Letter 1722, Letter from Social Service Agency, Pay Stub if shown, Social Security Benefits documentation, W-2, Unemployment Comp/UI Records, or School Record) staff highly recommends all individuals to take a few minutes to apply for a social security card to have for employment hiring purposes.