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Employer Services

The Workforce, Economic and Community Development division of Patrick Henry Community College serves regional employers by providing training solutions to develop and sustain a qualified workforce, in support of economic development and community enrichment.

Custom Designed Training

Business organizations are often confronted with a wide range of employee training needs that are highly unique to them. Our staff can design, develop and tailor training and delivery approaches that align with these distinct needs, scheduling demands, and budgetary circumstances. The division offers an extensive curriculum of technology, business, and professional development programs, and can integrate and customize these resources to best fit needs or design an entirely new course or program. Through organizational consulting, a thorough assessment of an organization’s needs is conducted using various resources such as assessments, facilitated focus groups, and job profiling.

Professional workforce training staff partners with clients to:
  • identify the needs that impact business processes
  • develop solutions that fit the company needs and culture
  • deliver training or consulting services that provide a return on investment

Benefits to business and industry:
  • courses and programs can be tailored as academic credit or career credit
  • courses can be delivered to meet the dynamic needs of client scheduling demands
  • courses can be offered on-campus or on-site

Examples of custom designed training:
  • Customer Service
  • Industry-Specific Skills
  • Job Skills Assessments
  • Leadership Foundations
  • Occupational Spanish


Brenell Thomas
Workforce Programs Coordinator

General Information:

Email or call 276.656.0260