What is the IMPACT Lab?

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.

What workforce development areas does IMPACT serve?

The Vinod Chachra IMPACT Lab is currently focused on three main workforce development areas: cybersecurity, geospatial intelligence and education.

When is the training provided?

The training is delivered completely online and self-paced (i.e., asynchronously) to ensure  working professionals are mastering workplace skills at times most convenient to them.

How much does it cost?

  • Cybersecurity and Geospatial Intelligence:

    • Full access to all of the cybersecurity and geospatial intelligence certificate content  is $6,000 for an unlimited 12-month license.

    • Individual courses from either the cybersecurity or geospatial intelligence program can be completed for $1,250 for a 12-month license.

  • Education: The ASSET program is free to all school districts in Appalachia for the life of the grant.

How do I know it will be effective?

The training is aligned with industry workforce standards and employs research-based practices from cognitive science, analytics, simulation-based learning and gamification to ensure it is highly effective and engaging.

How do I contact you to get more information?

Whether you are an employer looking to improve employee effectiveness and retention or an individual who wants to level up in cybersecurity (click here), geospatial intelligence (click here), or education (click here), IMPACT will take your career to the next level.

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