Hampton Roads Workforce Gap Analysis

Join the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and its partner the Hampton Roads Workforce Council for a special Understanding Hampton Roads breakfast forum to address the shortage of skilled workers for the region's available jobs.  

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Chesapeake Conference Center 700 Conference Center Dr., Chesapeake, VA 23320

7:30 a.m. breakfast

Admission is free, but seating is limited.


Our Speakers from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning 


Angela Gallagher

Senior Associate, Workforce

Since 2016, Angela has been leading the Council’s community clients through strategy development, labor market analysis, regional collaboration, strategy alignment, career pathway mapping, and the application of best practices.

Angela has a background in project management, quantitative, qualitative research, and policy analysis. Angela earned a bachelor’s degree in Business and a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University.

Jade ArnJade Arn

Director, Workforce and Economic Development 

Since 2015, Jade has worked with communities to increase alignment of education and training offerings to local labor markets, enhance coordination of  stakeholders, articulate career pathways, and develop workforce and economic development strategies.

Jade has a background in federal and state employment training programs. She holds a B.A. in Social Science and earned an M.S. in Project Management and Organizational Communication from Northeastern University in 2015.

Strategic priorities of the initiative:

  • Forecast long-term needs and emerging opportunity for talent
  • Ensure that well-designed and highly coordinated educational and training programs, to include work-based learning, are in place, developed, or expanded to meet the region's needs
  • Recruit and offer incentives to the regional population to pursue careers in specific fields

About Understanding Hampton Roads

Understanding Hampton Roads is the Hampton Roads Community Foundation’s effort to advance civic engagement in Southeastern Virginia. It includes forums on key topics to help build understanding and inspire action that brings people together to help improve life in our region.

Event Host

Hampton Roads Community Foundation

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation is southeastern Virginia’s largest grant and scholarship provider. It has awarded more than $282 million since 1950 to make life better in Hampton Roads. The community foundation’s vision is a thriving community with opportunity for all.

Event Partner

The Hampton Roads Workforce Council is responsible for developing workforce policy and administering workforce development initiatives in Virginia's Workforce Investment Area 16, which includes these localities:  Chesapeake, Franklin, Isle of Wight, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Southampton, Suffolk and Virginia Beach. Formerly Opportunity Inc., The Hampton Roads Workforce Council oversees federally funded workforce development programs, which assist businesses in accessing qualified workers and job seekers in finding suitable job openings and bolstering their earning power through training.