Education & Workforce

Workforce Development Center (WDC)

The Norfolk Workforce Development Center is conveniently located within the Wards Corner Business District. The WDC provides qualified Norfolk residents with access to job skills development and placement services, and a central location where they may apply for federal, state, and local assistance programs that are administered through the Department of Human Services.


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training (SNAPET)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training Program (SNAPET) provides training, education, job search assistance, and work experience opportunities for SNAP recipients. SNAPET emphasizes personal responsibility and work, and strives to help participants achieve self-sufficiency.

Virginia Initiative for Education and Work (VIEW)

The essential function of the Workforce Development Center is to promote employment throughout the City of Norfolk. This is accomplished through the work of the Virginia Initiative for Education and Work (VIEW) program.

VIEW provides job readiness, job search, and job development / placement services. Child care, transportation, and other services are included to give a participant the best opportunity to enter and remain in the workforce. You must be receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) in order to participate in the VIEW program. Most residents who receive TANF are mandated to enroll in VIEW. Non-mandatory recipients can volunteer to participate.

Earned Income Tax Credit (SHREITC)

General Education Development (GED)
We now off GED classes right here at the Workforce Development Center. Email Steven Amos or call him at 757-892-3964 for GED preparation and testing schedules.