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 several neighboring states. 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 approach to sign strategic partnerships with companies and organizations who nominate the employees that they think are best qualified to succeed, and whose role in the respective organization would most benefit from the training. IMPACT is built upon Radford University's established and award-winning programs. It employs research-based practices from cognitive science, analytics, simulation-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 and education.