PVCC Partners With Chamber to Launch Network2Work in Louisa County

Charlottesville, Va. – January 23, 2020Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) has partnered with the Louisa County Chamber of Commerce (LCCC) to launch the Network2Work(N2W) initiative in Louisa County. The launch is set for January 29, 2020, at the LCCC and includes information sessions from 10-11 a.m., 2-3 p.m., and 6-7 p.m.  

PVCC built the Network2Work program in partnership with the Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce in an effort to move families into income independence. Families are identified through the Job Seeker Network, then connected to quality jobs through the Employer Network, followed by support through the Provider Network. 

“We look forward to serving more residents of Louisa.” shared Ridge Schuyler, Dean of the Division of Community Self-Sufficiency Programs at PVCC. Schuyler further explained, “We know that there are job seekers determined to find quality jobs that provide family-sustaining wages, and we know that Louisa has many employers equally determined to find their next great employee. Our goal is to connect job seekers to those opportunities, and to the support systems they need to get and keep those jobs."

Job seekers, business owners and individuals are encouraged to attend one of the hour-long sessions. Each session includes a 30-minute introduction to Network2Work and three break-out options focused on the different networks:

  • Employer Network. Local employers wishing to incorporate N2W to find qualified employees. This is free for employers.
  • Provider Network. Local providers (agencies, non-profits and companies) that want to partner with N2W and assist job seekers with their various needs.
  • Job Seeker Network. Those wishing to become volunteer Connectors, which are individuals who know those in the community who are seeking employment.

Please register in advance at www.louisachamber.org by selecting the Calendar of Events menu dropdown. 

About the Louisa County Chamber of Commerce 

The Louisa County Chamber of Commerce promotes business, strengthens economic and community development, and serves as a catalyst for improving the overall quality of life in the Louisa community and region.

About Piedmont Virginia Community College

Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally, residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach her/his potential, and excellence in all programs and services. The main campus is in Albemarle County, Virginia. Classes are also offered at the PVCC Eugene Giuseppe Center in Stanardsville, Va. (Greene County) and the PVCC Jefferson School Center in downtown Charlottesville.