REMINDER: JLARC to Evaluate the Success of the State’s Workforce Development Programs

The Virginia General Assembly has directed staff of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) to evaluate the success of the state’s workforce development programs in equipping Virginia workers with the skills and credentials that employers need.  To incorporate the perspective of the business community, JLARC researchers are conducting an online survey of Virginia employers.  VHCA members are an important part of the business community, so we encourage you to take the time to complete the survey via the link below by Friday, July 11th, 2014.  The survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete.  Questions about this survey can be directed to JLARC staff Chris Duncombe at 804.371.4578 or via email.  Alternatively, you may also contact the project leader Tracey Smith at 804.371.4567.

JLARC Survey of  Employers

Participating in the survey is important for several reasons:

  • The effectiveness of workforce development programs cannot be assessed without the input of the business community.
  • Your input could improve the quality of Virginia’s workforce.
  • Your input could increase the number of Virginians that possess the skills and credentials most valuable to your company.
  • Your input could improve the quality and effectiveness of Virginia’s publicly-provided recruitment and training services, which can be economical resources for businesses.

Some important information about this survey:

  • Your responses are confidential. Survey results will be presented only in aggregate form and will not be attributed to specific individuals or companies.
  • The survey is intended for private sector companies (both for-profit and not-for-profit) that have operations in Virginia and employ Virginians.
  • Executive leaders and human resources staff will generally be best suited to answer the survey questions. Respondents are encouraged to seek the input of colleagues when needed. However, JLARC can only accept one response per company.