• Workforce Development

  • Find a job opening with a Chesterfield Chamber member through our Job Posting Portal, or post new openings as an employer.

    Workforce development encompasses many aspects including soft skills, technical skills and certifications, access to transportation, and mentoring.  The Chesterfield Chamber proactively works on these important items through advocacy for program creation and funding, as well as business-to-student mentoring.  The Chesterfield Chamber connects businesses with our K-12 public school system and local colleges to identify workforce development gaps and opportunities.

    Most recently, the Chesterfield Chamber has partnered with John Tyler Community College to assist in the launch of a new one-to-one Business/Entrepreneurial Mentoring program.  The mentor and student set the parameters of their meeting times based on their own schedules.  Monthly check-ins are made by John Tyler Community College.  A May 2015 celebration is planned to highlight the early successes.  To become a part of the effort, contact Danna Markland at danna@chesterfieldchamber.com.  Or contact Julie Ranson, interim dean at the Engineering, Business and Public Services at John Tyler Community College, jranson@jtcc.edu

    The Chesterfield Chamber’s CHAMPS (Chamber’s Helping Achieve Meaningful Partnerships in Schools) Committee offers class mentoring within the Chesterfield County Public School System in the spring.  The Success Program is an opportunity for business leaders to engage in a one-time mentoring session among a class of students on topics such as interview and job preparation.  To engage in the Success Program contact Mark Johnson at mark@chesterfieldchamber.com

     “The Chesterfield County Chamber is ahead of the curve in responding and acting on business and community issues. Membership is essential for business.”
    --Joan Girone, Long & Foster, and former Board of Supervisor