The Vinod Chachra IMPACT Lab at Radford University is delivering online, self-paced, competency-based education (CBE) in high-demand workforce areas throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and beyond. Our CBE approach focuses on teaching specific job-related skills needed to complete a critical task within the workplace. We use a business-to-business (B2B) approach in creating strategic partnerships with companies and organizations to meet the training needs of their identified employees. IMPACT also offers training directly to individuals (B2C) whose focus is improving their existing skills or changing careers. IMPACT is built upon Radford University's established and award-winning programs. It employs research-based practices from cognitive science, analytics, scenario-based learning and gamification in every aspect of its training to ensure it is challenging, highly effective and engaging.
We are currently focused on three main workforce development areas: Cybersecurity, Geospatial Intelligence, Data Science, and K-12 Education.