Charlottesville, VA -Recent reports from the Virginia Employment Commission show that Piedmont Virginia Community College has provided educational services in the past five years to nearly 20 percent of the employed population of Charlottesville and the surrounding counties.
The report included PVCC students who were enrolled in credit classes at the College within the last five years and who were employed for the first two quarters (Jan.-June 2013) in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene and Nelson Counties. Eighteen percent of people employed in these areas have attended PVCC within the past five years.
In addition, the report states that 65 percent of employers within the area employ current or former PVCC students. Industries represented by PVCC students and alumni are diverse, with the highest number employed in health care, hospitality and culinary services, retail business, and professional, scientific and technical services.
"PVCC has always contributed to the economic vitality of this region," said President Frank Friedman. "We pride ourselves in partnering with local businesses to develop programs to meet their changing workforce needs."
PVCC enrolled 7,876 students in credit classes during the 2012-13 academic year. Currently, there are 5,617 students taking credit classes this fall. Since the College opened in 1972, more than 200,000 students have taken credit and noncredit classes and PVCC has awarded more than 10,700 associate degrees and certificates.