The Greater Fredericksburg Region is home to a robust information technology sector, with many companies in the region specializing in cyber security, telecommunications, and software development. These sectors are supported by over 50 Federal and State Government agencies that are within an hours drive of our region. If your customers are in D.C. Metropolitan area or Richmond Metropolitan area the Fredericksburg Region is positioned to serve both.
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Workforce Training Programs
University of Mary Washington
University of Mary Washington awards approximately 1,300 graduates each year with 200 being either a Master’s or Advanced Certification. Organizations who are in need of a customized educational solution with a four-year institution can partner with the University of Mary Washington division of Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS). CPS will work to assess the needs of the organization, design a curriculum, and implement the customized program to address your workforce needs.
Germanna Community College
Germanna Community College offers credited IT and Cyber Security Associate degrees as well as the Fredericksburg Center for Advanced Technology (FredCat), which is a highly effective apprenticeship and credential program. FredCat is designed to meet the needs of high demand fields in our evolving economy and focuses on hands-on training to support the region’s existing and new businesses.
Sector Workforce Training Programs:
- Desktop Specialist
- Database Specialist
- Network Support Specialist
- Technical Support Specialist
Training and Credentials
- Adobe Creative Cloud Tools
- Amazon Web Services
- Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)*
- Certified Internet Web (CIW)
- Cisco CCNA
- Cisco CCNP*
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Cloud+*
- CompTIA Healthcare IT Tech*
- CompTIA Network+
- CompTIA Security+
- MS Office Applications
*Germanna Community College can create any training program to address the needs of your business
- Virginia Economic Development Incentive Grant – Discretionary performance incentive, designed to assist and encourage companies to invest and create new employment opportunities.
- Virginia Jobs Investment Program – Discretionary reduces the human resource development costs of new and expanding companies.
- Commonwealth’s Development Opportunity Fund – Discretionary financial incentive established to support projects that create new jobs and investment in accordance with certain criteria established by state legislation.
- Technology Zones – Qualified businesses locating or expanding operations in a zone may receive local permit and user fee waivers, local tax incentives, special zoning treatment, or exemption from ordinances.
Recent Success Stories
Oxley Enterprises is IT Services company headquartered in the region that provides IT infrastructure services to government and corporate clients. Oxley Enterprises was on INC magazines 5000 fastest growing companies in America in 2017, and 2016.
RPI Group is a government contractor headquartered in the region that focuses on IT training and cyber security. In 2018, RPI Group was nominated by the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum for SECAF Government Contractor of the Year (Under $7.5 Million in Revenue) and INC magazines 5000 of the fastest growing companies in America in 2017, and INC’s Best Places to Work in 2017.