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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 40. State Council of Higher Education For Virginia
Chapter 160. New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program Regulations
5/26/2024

8VAC40-160-30. Virginia Board of Workforce Development responsibilities.

The Virginia Board for Workforce Development shall conduct the following activities as part of its responsibilities:

1. Maintain a list of high-demand fields. The board shall maintain a list of high-demand fields based on the criteria established by the board. The list shall be updated annually by January 31 for the upcoming fiscal year (i.e., July 1 through June 30). In addition, the board shall establish a procedure for updating the list outside of the annual review process based on additional demand.

2. Upon establishing and updating the list, the board shall post this list on its website within 15 calendar days of establishment or update.

3. Provide recommendations to eligible institutions to help determine high-demand fields for which noncredit workforce training programs may be offered. Upon updating the high-demand fields list, the board may make recommendations to institutions of the high-demand fields for which noncredit workforce training programs may be offered. These recommendations shall be posted on the board's website with the updated list.

4. Maintain a list of related noncredit workforce training programs and credentials. By July 1 of each year, an eligible institution shall submit its list of governing board approved noncredit workforce training programs and related workforce credentials considering alignment with the high-demand fields to the board. If additional high-demand fields are identified outside of the annual review process by the board, then eligible institutions may submit approved updates to the board. The noncredit workforce training programs and workforce credentials list shall be updated within 15 calendar days of receiving the updated list from the eligible institution.

Statutory Authority

§ 23.1-627.3 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 7, eff. November 17, 2016.

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