Identify Future Talent Needs

Identify Future Talent Needs

Lead Orgs:

  • Hampton Roads Workforce Council, the Alliance and ODU’s Strome College of Business 


  • Identify COVID-19 trends and related impact of the current climate on the 757’s employment base.

  • Identify early actions by competing locations in how they are leveraging these trends. 

  • Better understand the talent pool needs of the future.


  • Closely coordinate with the work of the RVA-757 Connects Megaregion. Pending a successful grant award from Go Virginia Region 4 and 5, RVA-757 Connects will launch a comprehensive workforce study. Key leaders across the 757 market will be on the study team.

  • The Hampton Roads Workforce Council, through GO Virginia grant funding, will be expanding its Talent Division to include a Director of Employer Engagement. Initially focused on the local maritime industry, this team will systematically determine both the real-time demand signal as well as the projected needs of industries across the 757.


  • By year-end 2021, create and present a report on COVID-19’s Impact on the 757’s Workforce Talent Today and Tomorrow with the 757 Action Framework Ambassadors.