Developing Talent for Today & Tomorrow
Advanced Learning at IALR is accomplished by an approach that supports talent development from childhood through employment. IALR’s Advanced Learning department provides continuing education and workforce training programs to develop a talent pipeline for the needs of regional employers. Communities with highly educated, skilled, and trained workforces more readily attract new business prospects to the area. Thus, the department’s programs remain imperative to successful economic transformation.
Expanding Talent through Registered Apprenticeship supports southern Virginia employers in exploring and establishing registered apprenticeship programs with the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry.
STEM/Literacy AmeriCorps Program
IALR's AmeriCorps program, Dan River Year, offers members an opportunity to build work readiness skills while serving their community and advancing STEM.
Public Health AmeriCorps
Community health educators with the REACH AmeriCorps program provide support to address regional physical and mental health challenges.
As Southern Virginia's CodeVA hub, IALR is proud to help this organization offer high-quality computer science professional development training to teachers within the region.
EXCITE - Teacher Externships
Exploring Careers through Industry Teacher Externships (EXCITE) empowers educators with real-world experience to bring back to the classroom after a week with a local business.
Community Health Workers
IALR is proud to administer this program, which improves residents' access to healthcare while also offering certification and career opportunities for those serving as Community Health Workers.
Lifelong Learning Classes
IALR believes in the power of providing learning opportunities to all ages, including computer training workshops and trainings.
Supported by IALR and our members, the Wonder Community of Lifelong Learning helps learners develop new skills, connect to others and serve communities.
Through collaboration and partnerships, work-based learning experiences are available as a means to develop incumbent or new employees.
IALR's Advanced Manufacturing division offers nationally renowned training programs for both students and instructors in precision machining, a promising field in industry.