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Outstanding work ethic, high productivity, and a manufacturing heritage are all hallmarks of the Waynesboro workforce.  Waynesboro is well prepared for the future with a pipeline including 39 colleges and universities within 2.5 hours of the City, a regional workforce board that offers a variety of programs and grants, plus an affordable cost of living.

In 2019, the region’s concentration of 39 colleges and universities within a 2.5 hour drive graduated over 67,000 students in a wide variety of degrees and courses of study.

Locally, Blue Ridge Community College, Mary Baldwin University, and James Madison University offer credit and noncredit programs as well as collaborative workforce development solutions, including specialized training, apprenticeship, bootcamps, and more.

The award-winning “InDemand” Jobs Campaign markets high-demand, high-growth and high-wage occupations and accompanying educational opportunities for occupations requiring more than high school but less than a 4-year degree.

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