2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    May 21, 2022  
2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Career Services

Career Services

Career Services provides a variety of career services for students. They can help students search for jobs or internships, find the right careers, create resumes and cover letters, build professional online presences, prepare for interviews, and develop networking skills. Career Services has a robust career database with new job and internships posted weekly. They also offer workshops, career fairs, and individual assistance throughout the year. For more information contact Career Services at www.jtcc.edu/careerservices, careers@jtcc.edu, or 804-706-5166.


Internship opportunities are available for students looking for the chance to experience time in the workplace putting lessons learned into action. Openings can be found by talking with the Career and Internship Coordinator or going to the electronic job board at www.collegecentral.com/jtcc.

College Central Network

John Tyler uses College Central Network as its official resume and job posting service. Students can search over 500,000 job opportunities, including local full-time positions, part-time positions, summer jobs and internships. They can access resume building resources and internships opportunities, upload resumes and make them searchable to local employers. Students can create an account by entering their John Tyler Student ID number and creating a password at  www.collegecentral.com/jtcc.

Career Coach Online

Students can use Career Coach Online to explore the connections between the majors offered at Tyler, career and occupational areas, and the real jobs advertised in our local region.  Students can take an assessment to clarify the direction that aligns with their interests. 

Community College Workforce Alliance


Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA), the workforce development partnership between Reynolds Community College and John Tyler Community College, serves the training needs of the region with a comprehensive suite of courses and services. The partnership combines the strengths of the two colleges in order to provide the highest quality of training in four cities and 12 counties throughout Central Virginia.

CCWA provides non-credit training, individual and custom-designed instruction, consulting, skills assessments and job training and career development programs.  CCWA offers on-line registration, customer support and courses delivered by faculty with related industry experience and expertise. Instructors have the skills and certifications to assist employers and individuals to achieve their professional development and strategic business goals.

Open Enrollment

CCWA provides hundreds of short-term professional development courses and certification programs in technology, business administration and management, manufacturing and trades, health care and specialized areas.  Classes can be taken in a matter of weeks, days or even hours, in-class or online. Visit ccwatraining.org/catalog to view the most recent course schedule.

Business Solutions

CCWA works with large and small, new and expanding businesses to build tailor-made workforce training programs to increase employee performance and engagement and streamline work flow. Programs (including industry certification training) and services are offered at one of CCWA’s three locations, online, or at client locations. CCWA works closely with business teams to provide custom training and consulting solutions that produce a return on investment. For more information, visit http://ccwatraining.org/training-for-businesses/.


Through its ApprenticeVA program, CCWA is working with Southside and Danville Community Colleges and with regional and state industries to build a pipeline of manufacturing and information technology (IT) technicians.  The program provides industry with no-cost pre-apprenticeship training for applicants for employment, with customized training for apprentices, and with tuition paid college credit courses leading to an associate degree in a manufacturing or IT related discipline.  CCWA, with funding from the United States Department of Labor, has created a pathway for career growth in the ApprenticeVA program.  Visit apprenticeva.com for more information.

FastForward Certifications

CCWA has prepared thousands of individuals for careers and regionally available jobs in high-demand industries through its FastForward workforce credentials program which provides any Virginian eligible to work in the Commonwealth with tailored job and industry certification training that connects participants to in-demand jobs. FastForward programs are available at one-third the normal cost and Virginians with financial need may also be eligible for additional fiscal support for workforce training.  Careers with great pay are readily available in the region in manufacturing, power and energy, transportation and logistics, construction and trades and health care industries. CCWA can prepare individuals for jobs in each of these fields.  Participants in FastForward programs benefit from grant funding, career coaching, job connections, and expedited training to get participants to work as soon as possible.

CCWA can also provide financial support for incumbent worker training through the FastForward program.   Participants can register by phone, fax, walk-in and on-line. Visit ccwatraining.org/certifications for more information.

Financial Aid for Workforce Training

CCWA has financial aid programs available for job and certification training for occupations and industries in which there is a strong regional demand for skilled workers.  For more information, contact a CCWA career coach at 804-523-2292 or careercoach@ccwa.vccs.edu. 

Young Adult Initiative

Through a partnership with the region’s adult education programs and regional employers, CCWA and CCWA’s Middle College has free workforce training for young adults 18-24 who are looking for a job with good wages in a growing occupation or field.  The Young Adult Initiative includes: occupational training and certification, basic skills development, employability skills training, digital literacy, and career coaching.  For more information, contact CCWA at 804-523-2292.

Facilities Rentals

For organizations seeking meeting services, facility rentals are available for business meetings, conferences, and events.  Visit ccwatraining.org/meetings or call 804-523-2292.

CCWA locations include:

Henrico: Workforce Development and Conference Center

(on the campus of Reynolds Community College)

1651 Parham Road, Richmond (804) 523-CCWA (2292)

Chester: William H. Talley III Center for Workforce Development

(on the campus of John Tyler Community College)

13101 Jefferson Davis Highway, Chester (804) 706-5175

Midlothian: Elides Hall, E208

(on the campus of John Tyler Community College)

800 Charter Colony Parkway, Midlothian (804) 897-7600