Virtuous Beacon Association
Virtuous Beacon Association (VBA) is an intermediary community-based with 501(c) 3 status that was established in 2015 by founder Andrea Jamerson. VBA provides job skills training, job interview training, job placement, and counseling to dislocated workers, women who are domestic violence survivors, and youthful. It is the mission of VBA to assist in finding a career path by entering into non-traditional occupations like public safety.
By partnering with Boys to Men we are able to extend services to youth and young adults. This allows V.B.A. to offer trained candidates to employers that will lower the employer's cost by giving them tax incentives, knowledgeable employees, nationally certified employees, and lower turnover rates while increasing the economic growth of the community.
Virtuous Beacon Association (V.B.A.) is a Workforce Association with the main purpose of connecting dislocated under-employed, unemployed, women, youths, and veterans to On the Job Training sponsored programs in accordance to Department of Labor. The long-term goal is to establish jobs to maintain a healthy and positive lifestyle change for these individuals and their family. To do this V.B.A. follows the guidelines of the Office of Apprenticeship (O.A.) that recognize over a thousand occupations that are officially apprenticeship status. This means that the program coordinator (PC) will bring together the Registered Apprenticeship Sponsors with the Job Interview Trained candidates.
One of the fastest growing job interview training initiatives for youth and young adults is the school-to-apprenticeship program that V.B.A. offers. School-to-apprenticeship allows high school students to begin their apprenticeships as juniors and seniors. These students take occupational classes in addition to their regular high school curriculum. They concentrate on math and science or other classes important to the occupation they are considering.