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Talent Development

Developing a best-in-class workforce is central to UVA’s mission. Whether producing top-notch graduates or training professionals, the University is committed to Virginia leading the nation in job readiness.

UVA Public Service Week Event: New Models for Rural Collaboration

Join us for lunch and a panel discussion highlighting partnership between UVA and UVA Wise to support economic and research development in Southwest Virginia. Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm | UVA Newcomb Hall 389

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VEDP, UVA Kindle Partnership on Grounds

VEDP, UVA Kindle Partnership on Grounds

Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) President & CEO Stephen Moret and Assistant Vice President for Talent Solutions Debbie Melvin visited Grounds on Friday to meet with willing partners from the University and the region.

The University for Virginia: Economic Development Report

Discover the University's contributions to Virginia through a series of compelling, vignette-style highlights presented in this first edition report. Understand UVA as an engine for inclusive economic growth by exploring the initiatives that are creating proactive impact across the Commonwealth.

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Announcing the 2019 Appalachian Prosperity Project Fellows

Announcing the 2019 Appalachian Prosperity Project Fellows

Faculty at UVA and UVA-Wise are empowering one another to make a difference in Southwest Virginia.

UVA, UVA-Wise Work Together to Advance Prosperity in Southwest Virginia

UVA, UVA-Wise Work Together to Advance Prosperity in Southwest Virginia

UVA and UVA-Wise are finding new ways to engage in university-based economic development in Southwest Virginia. The Appalachian Prosperity Project partnership is advancing health, education, and economic prosperity in the region.

Americans - And Employers - Are Demanding More Education Than Ever

Americans - And Employers - Are Demanding More Education Than Ever

Jobs requiring a bachelor's or advanced degree are on the rise. As part of the 2030 Strategic Plan, UVA will expand both in-person and online educational opportunities for working adults, especially the 1.1 million Virginians who have some college credits, but have not yet earned a degree.

What the Numbers say About 25 Years of UVA Graduates

What the Numbers say About 25 Years of UVA Graduates

UVA prepares more students than ever for in-demand jobs. Data shows that UVA is offering more and more students education in fields such as computer science and biomedical engineering, a reflection of industry trends. New programs focused on emerging technology and social impact have also proven popular.

Local Students Pilot New UVA Curriculum Combining Computers, Rain, and Playgrounds

Local Students Pilot New UVA Curriculum Combining Computers, Rain, and Playgrounds

Curry School faculty member Jennifer Chiu and colleagues found a meaningful way to incorporate computer science into fifth- and sixth-grade classes, instilling relevant skills required by virtually every sector of the next-generation workforce.

Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority Awards Grant for Ecological Education Center

Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority Awards Grant for Ecological Education Center

An up to $486,994 grant to the UVA-Wise Foundation will develop the Clinch River Ecological Education Center in St. Paul, Virginia. UVA's work on a grassroots effort known as the Clinch River Valley initiative set the process in motion and provided a foundation for the grant application.

Researchers in the MIST: UVA Faculty Work to Advance the Internet of Things

Researchers in the MIST: UVA Faculty Work to Advance the Internet of Things

Researchers at UVA are bringing industry partners to the table to create cutting-edge technologies that produce tangible value for society. At the Multifunctional Integrated System Technology Center (MIST) site in Charlottesville, researchers are helping indsutry solve practical problems and enhancing professional development opportunities for students.

UVA Plans New School of Data Science

UVA Plans New School of Data Science

The School of Data Science – UVA’s 12th school and the first established since 2007 – will position the University as a global leader in efforts to improve society through teaching and research based on the powerful, emerging field of data science.

Connecting Students and Graduates to Local Employers

Connecting Students and Graduates to Local Employers

The "Hire Virginia Job Fair" in Hampton Roads connected recent graduates of UVA to local employers looking to hire young talent. Coordinated by UVA's Career Center, the event represented a larger commitment by UVA to the Commonwealth to connect graduates to local employers.