Gov. McAullife honors first graduates of CVS training program

Published: Apr. 11, 2016 at 7:03 PM EDT
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On Monday, Governor Terry McAuliffe traveled to Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center (WWRC) to recognize four students on completing a job training program with CVS health.

The students who graduated were the first students to complete the CVS job program held at WWRC. They got to learn the skills of being a CVS employee directly in a mock store, which gave them more of a hands-on, real-world experience.

There was applause all around as the governor made his way onto the stage. Staff, members of the community, and students were all in attendance as the four graduates received their awards.

CVS Health partnered with WWRC to teach young adults with disabilities the retail and merchandise handling skills they would need to work at a CVS store.

Two of those students walked off the stage with a job already in hand, and governor Terry McAullife couldn't have been more proud.

"WWRC, this is a fantastic program, we're going to continue to invest in it, but just look how excited these folks are here today. Hundreds of folks, are working today because of the work here," said McAullife.

The governor believes this program has been a great investment for the Commonwealth. He said workforce development like this helps keep, and brings, more jobs in Virginia.