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Virginia Career Education Foundation

Supporting the Virginia CTE System
Virginia Career Education Foundation

Enhancing Virginia's future workforce by connecting viable career and technical programs to job market requirements.

The Virginia Career Education Foundation (VCEF) was built with the kind of governing foundation to assist agencies, communities, industry and education stakeholders and be a contributing member of Virginia’s economic ecosystem.  VCEF's  has the organization structure, program relevance, and the building blocks  necessary to become an NGO fiscal agent for large and small workforce solutions sponsored through federal, state, local, foundation, corporate or from revenue/asset opportunities developed internal to VCEF and the governing bodies of the Council Exchange Board of Trade.

VCEF was recognized by the federal government on research connecting data science to outcomes.  VCEF is ready to leverage change and build on industry access to industry curriculum content, learning delivery methodologies, new certifications, new methods for teacher professional development, and program implementation for grant/contract management.

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Brenda Steppe Cureton, MPA

Brenda Steppe Cureton, MPA is President of the Virginia Career Education Foundation and is leading the team of University, Industry and Government Data Scientist, Privacy and Enterprise Specialist engaged in developing an Internal Review Board for submission to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Governing Body

VCEF Board of Advisors

Established in 2002 by Governor Mark Warner, the Virginia Career Education Foundation (VCEF, the "Virginia Career") is a research division of the Council Exchange Board of Trade, Looking Forward Research & Development.  Virginia Career works to increase the number of qualified applicants available to fill technical positions throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Karl Cureton
Principal Investigator
Board Chair

Dr. Peter Aiken
Principal Investigator
Chief Data Scientist

Chairman & CEO

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National Minority Technology Council

Founding Director
Data Blueprint

Lorne O. Joseph, II
Chief Risk Officer
Executive Committee Member
Governance & Certifications

Managing Director

Our Partners

About Us

Why we exist

Career and Technical Education links education to viable jobs and career readiness. Every day in Virginia students earn viable workforce certifications that position them to be gainfully employed or better prepared to continue their education with more knowledge of the world of work. The Virginia Career Education Foundation is organized and operates to promote, aid, encourage and connect School Administrators, Teachers, Students, Parents, in cooperation with Government and Employers, the advancement of Career and Technical Education programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

"After almost a year of strategic planning our Foundation has taken a bold move forward. Our digital footprint and new stakeholder partnership initiative will serve to expand the CTE System in Virginia.
Promoting Career and Technical Education is only a part of our mission. Virginia Career serves to enhance Virginia's future workforce by connecting viable career and technical programs to job market requirements."

Karl Cureton, Virginia Career Board Chair



Virginia Career will engage government, educators, local leaders, advocates, communities, students, parents and industry stakeholders into collaborative discussions to help strengthen educational pathways to the 21st Century Workforce. 

The VCEF Statewide Advisory Council members are appointed by the Board Chair. (See chart below)

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