Department of Family Services - Employment and Training

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

TTY 711

Virginia Career Works – Fairfax Annandale Center - 7611 Little River Turnpike (West Wing) Suite 300W
Annandale, VA 22003

Lisa Tatum,

Workforce, Innovation, Skills Hub (WISH)

Wish Logo: Workforce, Innovation, Skills, Hub

The Workforce Innovation Skills Hub is a partnership provides services designed to help the community to develop its workforce, support business, and cultivate a thriving economy. WISH is a unique, first of its kind workforce and innovation center that helps community residents by equipping participants with job skills and supportive services that helps participants find jobs.

At the WISH Center, community members can obtain the skills and certifications for in-demand employment, connect directly to employers ready to hire, and become empowered to earn a living wage. Click here to learn more about the WISH Center.


Professional Development Opportunities 

Workplace Skills

two women sitting at desk with papers on tableWorkplace skills, including resume writing, interview preparation, time management, problem solving, handing conflict in the workplace, and appropriate work attire

Career Skills

man working on electrical equipmentCareer skills training including electrical, welding, carpentry, pre-apprenticeship classes, health field-related classes, CPR, First Aid, OSHA

Job Assistance

Two women smiling with laptopJob assistance including career planning, job searching, interview assistance, application assistance, help with obstacles preventing job retention, and continuing support when needed


The Workforce, Innovation, and Skills Hub (WISH) is a partnership between: 

 DFS logoMelwood: Our Path Awaits Fairfax County Seal NCS logo


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