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Occupational Programs

Occupational Training

Career enrichment & professional development opportunities

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Embracing and celebrating differences among each other

OHS

Occupational Health & Safety

Creating a safe and & healthy workplace, through education, collaboration & mitigation

Apprenticeship

"Learning by doing" - creating a regenerative pipeline of skilled workers

What is Occupational Programs?

Occupational Programs is a composition of Facilities Management programs that are directly related to employees' career enrichment and personal and professional well-being. The four core programs of this composition are FM Apprenticeship, Occupational Health & Safety, Occupational Training, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, which includes the promotion and recognition of FM tradeswomen, among others.

Meet the Team

Laura Duckworth

she/her/hers

Director, Occupational Programs
ld6pg@virginia.edu
(434) 982-1551

Bobby Putrino

he/him/his

Acting Assistant Director, Occupational Health & Safety
rg4ny@virginia.edu
(434) 906-7354
Julie Thomas

Julie Thomas

she/her/hers

Occupational Training Manager
jt4cg@virginia.edu
(434) 243-3277
Emily Martin

Emily Martin

she/her/hers

Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager
em4hg@virginia.edu
(434) 906-5810
Brian Shifflett

Brian Shifflett

he/him/his

Apprenticeship Program Manager
bks2g@virginia.edu
(434) 982-4776
Linda Resco

Linda Resco

she/her/hers

Occupational Programs Supervisor
ldr5g@virginia.edu
(434) 924-9522
Liz Burnett

Liz Burnett

she/her/hers

Occupational Programs Communications Coordinator
seb6f@virginia.edu
(434) 297-6379
Cynthea Wagner

Cynthea Wagner

she/her/hers

Occupational Programs Administrative Assistant
cvw3b@virginia.edu
(434) 243-3414