Talent Development

The region is home to many diverse options for higher education and technical training, such as James Madison University, Washington and Lee University, Virginia Military Institute, Bridgewater College, Blue Ridge Community College, and Massanutten Technical Center. With access to more than 35,000 annual graduates within a 30-mile radius of the region, companies look to the Shenandoah Valley’s colleges and universities for an educated workforce. High academic standards, new technologies, and the application of classroom learning to real-world situations prepare Valley graduates to enter the job market as educated and skilled professionals.