ABOUT VIRGINIA CAREER WORKS PIEDMONT REGION

The Piedmont Workforce Development Board has the central role of providing leadership and direction on local strategic workforce issues, identifying local needs and developing strategies to address those needs. The Piedmont Workforce Development Board is comprised of members from both the public and private sector. Members include representatives of business, education, economic development, labor, community-based organizations, and Career Center required partners.

Our Geographic Region

The Virginia Career Works – Piedmont Region includes the counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, Rappahannock, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson and the city of Charlottesville.

Public Information

Access the Piedmont Workforce Development Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes, Policies and other Public Documents.

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This page is for current and prospective training providers with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program.

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Meet Our Team

Business Members

  • Jeff Waite, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., DC 7016 (Chair)
  • Elizabeth Walters, Bingham & Taylor (Vice Chair)
  • Janelle Downes, Fauquier County Department of Human Resources
  • Peter Mocarski, Brantlett Farms
  • Steven Ray, IslerDare PC
  • Darla Rose, Bankers Insurance LLC
  • Randy Soderquist, R.M. Soderquist Inc.
  • Ted Horn, Martin Horn, Inc.
  • Allyn Gutauskas, Farmington Country Club
  • Ray Knott, Union Bank & Trust
  • Don Cantore, Fielder’s Choice Enterprises
  • Emily Dyer, Emy Lou’s Boutique
  • Melanie Thigpen, GE
  • Kenny Allison, The Coleman Group
  • David Kilgore, Green Applications
  • Antwon Brinson, Culinary Concepts

Non-Business Members

One-Stop Partners

  • Naomi Aitken, Virginia Dept. for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
  • Marilyn Henderson, Virginia Employment Commission (VEC)
  • Raheem Turane, JobCorps

Education Partners

  • Valerie Palamountain, Piedmont Virginia Community College
  • Jeanne Wesley, Germanna Community College
  • Carol Coffey, Thomas Jefferson Adult & Career Education (TIACE)
  • James “Bo” Bundrick, Career & Technical Education, Louisa Co.

Labor Representatives

  • John Baldino, Virginia Education Association
  • Lorne Seay, IBEW Local 26
  • Laura Duckworth, University of Virginia (UVA) Facilities (Apprenticeship)

Community-Based Organizations

  • Ridge Schuyler, Charlottesville Works Initiative

Economic Development Representatives

  • Miles Friedman, Fauquier County Economic Development
  • Andy Wade, Louisa County Economic Development

Optional Members

  • Joe Martin, Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce
  • Wes Mayles, Culpeper Chamber Of Commerce
  • Chair: Lee Frame, Orange County Board of Supervisors
    • Alexa Fritz, Culpeper County Board of Supervisors
    • Ned Gallaway, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors
    • Kathy Galvin, Charlottesville City Council
    • Holder Trumbo, Jr., Fauquier County Board of Supervisors
    • Tony O’Brien, Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors
    • Marie Durrer, Greene County Board of Supervisors
    • Fitzgerald Barnes, Louisa County Board of Supervisors
    • Amber Foster, Madison County Board of Supervisors
    • Thomas H. Bruguiere, Jr., Nelson County Board of Supervisors
    • Ron Frazier, Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Our Board is responsible for the oversight and administration of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act’s (WIOA) Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth programs in the Central Virginia region. These programs are designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

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