What is the Minimum Legal Working Age in Virginia?

In the state of Virginia, both federal child labor laws and state law are in accordance that the minimum age to work is 14. However, the minimum work age work does not usually include door-to-door sales (e.g., the Girl Scout cookie drive), working on a farm and the entertainment industry. These employment categories have different minimum age requirements. Additionally, there are child labor laws that restrict the number of hours youth are allowed to work.   

Required Certificates: Virginia law requires child employment certificates for those under the age of 16. You can find employment certificates online by visiting the  Virginia Youth Employment Website 

Work Restrictions: Virginians ages 14-15 can work in offices, restaurants, grocery stores, hospitals and much more, the hours they can work is limited. Additionally, youth this age can’t work more than three hours during a school day, 18 hours during a school week, eight hours during a non-school day or 40 hours during a non-school week. For more information on youth employment and restrictions please visit: Labor & Employment Law 

Looking for employment?  Check out the Cavalier Job Board in the Cafeteria this week.  Look for updates coming to the board in the next few weeks.  

National Apprenticeship Week

Happy National Apprenticeship Week! Interested in learning more about these life changing programs and opportunities? Contact us today at gccworkforce@germanna.edu and we’ll schedule an appointment to share information about the available apprenticeship programs and explore career pathways.

FastForward Tuition Assistance is available for eligible students in approved programs – https://www.germanna.edu/workforce/apprenticeship-programs/

Radiologic Technologic Week

National Radiologic Technologic Week  is celebrated annually to recognize the vital work of radiologic technologists across the nation. The celebration takes place each year during the week that includes Nov. 8th to commemorate the discovery of the x-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895.
The week-long celebration calls attention to the important role medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals play in patient care and health care safety

Here is a link to find out more about this occupation: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiologic-technologists.htm

Job Seeker Checklist

What field(s) are you interested in?

  • Are you seeking a full-time or part-time   
  • schedule?
  • Remote or in-person obligation?
  • Are you open to contract work?

What compensation base are you looking for?

  • Factor in your desired base salary including additional costs, such as childcare, clothing, fuel, etc. If working from home, calculate the cost of a home computer, internet service cell phone.
  • Research salaries within your desired fields to know what others with similar experience and duties are requiring.

Craft or update your resume.

  • BEFORE: List out all volunteer activities, work experiences, awards, education certificates and degrees.
  • DURING: Decide which of the above are relevant to what you are applying for.
  • AFTER: Enlist a trusted person or organization to review the document for accuracy, grammar and effectiveness.

Start your job search.

Draft a cover letter adapted to the specific job description of what you are applying for.

  • Use keywords from the job description,
  • Explain gaps in your resume, and connect the dots from your qualifications to the desired position.

Create a professional email address for all communication.

Take stock of your social media accounts.

  • Are they professional?
  • Consider the privacy of your accounts because some hiring managers do research online.
  • If you haven’t already, create a LinkedIn account and ensure it matches the information on your resume.

Keep track of the jobs you apply for, where you found them, any notes that are relevant to your search and communication with the company.

Germanna Physical Therapist Assistant Program Information Session

Phys. Therapist Asst. Program Information Session – Stafford

Wednesday September 11
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Barbara J. Fried Center – BJFC

This information session is for students interested in applying to the PTA program. No reservations are required. You will learn about this dynamic and in-demand healthcare career, as well as the courses and other requirements you must complete before applying to the PTA program. Applicants are required to attend an information session, and we recommend you attend as early as possible. The PTA program has a selective admissions process. Students are admitted once a year.