_TIM6974Mountain Empire Community College’s Center for Workforce Development provides state-of-the art workforce training and services to individuals, businesses, industries, and government agencies.   As an active member of the community, the Center for Workforce Development collaborates with regional employers on an ongoing basis to maintain a competitive workforce in today’s global economy.

To support the goals of business and industry, the Center provides customized job training offered at MECC or the client’s site, as well as open enrollment courses for professional and personal development.  Credit, non-credit, and distance education courses promote life-long learning and economic development in the Southwest Virginia Region. 



The Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located at Mountain Empire Community College offers free business consulting, affordable training courses, personal referrals to local resources, guidance, insights, and connections to help businesses succeed.

Many community and continuing education programs are provided in response to the needs and interests of individuals or organizations within the service region.  The Center cooperates with public agencies, civic groups, community organizations, business and industry, and other educational institutions to provide educational services for a greater number of people.  Individuals in need of Continuing Education Units or CEUs will find a wide of variety of options available through the Center.  Basic types of programming are offered: customized training, job skill assessments, continuing education/lifelong learning, quick-start training, seminars, and a variety of on-going training institutes.