Smyth County believes that workforce development means focusing on people. We understand that in order to enhance our community and region, there needs to be an interconnected set of training and development to meet the ever-changing employment needs. We have a variety of local programs and schools for continued workforce development.

New River Mt. Rogers Workforce Investment Board

Supported by federal and state funds and local service agencies, the NRV/MR WIB shows its commitment to the region’s quality of life by helping people find jobs and train for better careers. Qualified adults and youths can visit the One-Stop Centers for training, job and career counseling, and other job-related information.

People, Inc.

People Incorporated provides opportunities for low-income people to improve their lives, their families and their communities. Our services are designed to move people toward self-sufficiency and into the economic mainstream. Through a variety of innovative programs, we help people build and acquire assets by assisting them to continue their education, improve their health or job skills, increase their savings, find safe and affordable housing, or develop a small business.

Virginia Highlands Community College

VHCC offers a wide variety of continuing education and workforce development programs and curriculum. They offer customized low cost, quality training programs to many area businesses, industries, and government organizations in the Bristol, Washington County, and Western Smyth County region.

Wytheville Community College

WCC offers a wide variety of continuing education and workforce development programs and curriculum. Their program, FastForward is a high-demand program helping Virginians with short-term training courses offered through Virginia’s Community Colleges.

Mt. Rogers Regional Partnership - Talent Solutions

Supporting Smyth and surrounding counties, Mount Rogers Regional Partnership (MRRP) has historically provided support in attracting, expanding, and retaining businesses within the region; however, MRRP also understands that helping folks develop the necessary skills to enter the workforce is imperative to the economic vitality of those communities. In 2022, the regional economic development organization launched its talent solution program, which connects and engages K-12 schools, higher education institutions, workforce development organizations, local governments, and businesses through regional collaboration to improve the economic prosperity of business, workers, and communities.

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