The Job Skills Training Program (JSTP) is a comprehensive approach to job skills training and placement for those wanting to enhance their employability, changing careers, unemployed or underemployed.
JSTP works with social services, community agencies, the business community and industry sectors to provide hands-on support, job internships, workforce readiness training and job follow-up.
Individuals who have not been referred by an agency may attend an assessment and meet with our case managers to determine their eligibility.
Current JSTP programs include Culinary Arts, Basic Trade and Construction, Welding, CDL training and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). We are looking to add new programs that support Workforce Solutions Skills Trade Academy so do not hesitate to inquire about additional programs not listed.
Enrolling in JSTP
If you are interested in JSTP, you must first attend an assessment, which is held regularly at the Norfolk Campus of Tidewater Community College (Assessments are on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9:30 a.m.).
This orientation will review eligibility requirements and funding sources and will include an Employability Adaptability Profile Index and an Adult Basic Education Literacy Test.
After testing is completed, you will have a one-on-one meeting with a case manager to determine eligibility and to enroll in classes.
Programs of study
JSTP currently offers programs in Culinary Arts, Basic Trade and Construction, Welding, CDL training and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). We are looking to add new programs that support Workforce Solutions Skills Trade Academy so do not hesitate to inquire about additional programs not listed.
Culinary Arts and Construction programs are re-entry programs; CNA and CDL programs requires a clean background check. Learn more about nurse aide education.
Each program is 12 weeks, 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (these times are subject to change based on the program selected).
These programs include an unpaid internship, which if successfully completed, student employment at the end of the program.
At the end of each program, students will take the WorkKeys Assessment to earn their Career Readiness Certificate, a portable credential that signifies their readiness for the workplace.
The CRC is linked to employment opportunities locally and across the United States.
Earn multiple credentials and college credit
All successful JSTP participants will have the opportunity to earn multiple nationally recognized credentials in addition to their CRC.
All programs provide continuing education credit and college credit that can be used toward an associate degree in the corresponding field of study.
To learn more about JSTP, email Anthony Fontes or call 757-822-1519.