The Roanoke Higher Education Center stimulates economic growth in the Greater Roanoke Region by providing access to workforce training, degree-related higher education programs, and the use of its meeting facilities.
The Roanoke Higher Education Center is known throughout the Greater Roanoke Region for the vibrant, collaborative workforce training, higher education, and life-long learning programs offered by its member institutions that align with the long-term economic development strategies of the region. The Center is focused on relationships that lead to the facilitation of learning as it continues to serve as a hub for learning opportunities and talent development.
Our Impact on the Region
Through our operations and impact of graduates who stay and work here, the Roanoke Higher Education Center generates nearly $32 million dollars in annual stimulus to the local economy, and supports more than 300 local jobs. A study conducted in 2010 outlines the economic benefits we bring to the region.
We also assess the educational and training needs unique to this area and work to provide programs that meet the needs of our students and local employers.
- Executive Summary of the Educational Needs Analysis
- Roanoke Valley and New River Valley Industry Clustering
The following strategic plans show the goals and initiatives the Roanoke Higher Education Center set out in recent years as we work to increase educational opportunities in the region.