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Job Skills Training Program

Providing job skills for those with barriers to employment

The Job Skills Training Program (JSTP) is a comprehensive approach to job skills training and placement for those wanting to enhance their employability, change careers, unemployed or underemployed.

JSTP works with social services, community agencies, the business community and industry sectors to provide hands-on support, resources and job internships.

EARN MULTIPLE CREDENTIALS, continuing education units, and COLLEGE CREDIT

All successful JSTP participants will have the opportunity to earn multiple nationally recognized (occupational specific) credentials as well as a state and national Career Readiness Certificate, a portable credential that signifies workplace readiness skills.

JSTP currently offers three pathways to earn credentials:

8 – 12 Weeks

  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Commercial Driver License (Class B)
  • Culinary Arts
  • Customer Service
  • Skilled Trades

Students earn credentials and are placed in employment. Age requirement 18+. Funding available.

1-Day Certification

  • Food Handler – Virginia Beach Restuarant Association
  • Certified Professional Food Manager – Virginia Beach Resaurant Association
  • National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

Students earn credentials and there is no age requirement. Cost varies depending on program.

Specialized Programs

  • Carpentry
  • Culinary Arts
  • Hospitality
  • Fatherhood
  • Work-Life Balance

Students earn credentials and there is no age requirement. This program is designed specifically for city jails and juvenile detention centers.

JSTP Information Sessions

JSTP informational sessions are held monthly via Zoom to discuss programs, available funding, and how to get started.


8-12 Week PROGRAMS OF STUDY

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Salary Range: $10.25 – $14 per hour.

Learn more about enrollment.

Customer Service

Salary Range: $15 – $19 per hour.

Learn more about enrollment.


Commercial Driver License (CDL) Class B

Salary Range: $14.55 – $15.30 per hour.

Learn more about enrollment.

Trade skills

Salary Range: $11 – $18 per hour.

Learn more about enrollment.


culinary arts

Culinary Arts

Salary Range: $9.50- $15 per hour.

Learn more about enrollment.

These 8-12 week programs are offered at no cost for the student. Tuition is paid by third-party entities based on qualifications.

CNA, CDL and Customer Service programs require a clean background check. 

CNA, CDL, Culinary Arts and Trade programs are 8-12 weeks, Monday thru Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (times are subject to change).

Customer Service program is 10-weeks, Monday thru Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

All programs provide continuing education units and college credit that can be used toward an associate degree in the corresponding field of study.

JSTP’s method of instruction follows the hybrid model wherein select days of the week classes will meet virtually and select days of the week classes will meet (depending on the program of study) on TCC’s Norfolk campus, the Skilled Trades Academy in Portsmouth or at a designated employer worksite.

1-DAY certIFICATION programs

Food Handler Certification

  • (In partnership with Virginia Beach Restaurant Association)
  • This credential certifies competency in food safety approved by the state.

Certified Professional Food Manager

  • (In partnership with Virginia Beach Restaurant Association)
  • This credential certifies competency in food safety, foodborne illness, food safety education, and integrated pest management and regulations.

National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

  • This credential certifies competency in workplace employability skills in three areas – Applied Mathematics, Workplace Documents and Graphic Literacy.

Call 757-822-1333 or email jstp@tcc.edu for enrollment information about these 1-day certification programs.

Specialized certIFICATION programs

JSTP currently offers the following customized training for individuals who are incarcerated:

  • Carpentry
  • Culinary Arts
  • Hospitality
  • Fatherhood
  • Work-Life Balance

Contact Us

757-822-1360
kfleming@tcc.edu