Prince William Chamber of Commerce

Career & Technical Education (CTE)

CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION: “Career and technical education programs in Virginia public schools serve more than 550,000 students in grades 6-12. These programs are designed to prepare young people for productive futures while meeting the commonwealth’s need for well-trained and industry-certified technical workers.” Learn more from the Virginia Department of Education >> 
WORK-BASED LEARNING: According to the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), work-based learning is a school-coordinated coherent sequence of workplace experiences that are related to students’ career goals and/or interests, are based on instructional preparation, and are performed in partnership with local businesses, industries, or other organizations in the community.


That’s where we come in! Through the efforts of our Education & Innovation Committee, we are working with the local school systems to bring local business and industry partners together with the workforce of tomorrow. Our primary areas of focus will be on Job Shadowing and Cooperative Education. 

How can you get involved in purposefully investing in YOUR future workforce right now? 

  • Find workers with specialized training relevant to your business and employees that have been trained on communication and soft skills through the Osbourn High School Work-Based Learning Initiative:
  • Contact the Chamber’s Director of Community Outreach, Suzanne Lewis to discuss your ideas and the opportunities your business is able to offer: // 571-765-7753
  • Fill out this simple form to help us find ways to get you plugged in:
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Your Name

Name of Your Company/Organization

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I am interested in learning more about the following (check as many as apply):

National Young Readers DaySpeed Networking with local high school studentsCareer FairsProviding Work-Based Learning/CTE Opportunities

Do you have additional ideas for Work-Based Learning/CTE programs? Leave us a note here and we will get back to you

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As time goes on, our Education & Innovation Committee will become more involved and offer connections to our other local school districts. In the meantime, check out this chart by the VDOE, featuring a comparison of Work-Based Learning Methods of Instruction. {Click to view}


To stay in touch with your Chamber’s Education & Innovation Committee, contact Suzanne Lewis to be added to the committee’s email list:, 571-765-7753



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