Workforce Training

The Franklin Center for Advanced Learning & Enterprise

The vast majority of workforce training efforts in Franklin County are coordinated through the Franklin Center for Advanced Learning and Enterprise in Rocky Mount. The Franklin Center is known to be a pivotal part of both citizen services and support for existing and potential businesses. The state of the art center offers training, video and audio conferencing facilities, a location to use office space before facilities are constructed for new businesses, and reception support. The services that the center and its partners provide to new and expanding companies are truly innovative.


Prospects are always impressed with the amount of assistance they can receive from the Franklin Center, from applicant screening to customizable training programs to well-educated graduates entering the workforce. The Franklin Center has been vital to the successes Franklin County has experienced and will become even more so in the future as more technologically-advanced jobs move to the area requiring ever higher skill levels from the potential workforce.

Workforce Partners

Through the Franklin Center, citizens and businesses are able to access the other important partners in the workforce development circle including Ferrum College, Virginia Western Community College, the Virginia Employment Commission, and the Western Virginia Workforce Investment Board, among many others.