Holley Scheffel, Business Programs Coordinator
Holley has a natural connection with topics relating to workforce development and site selection, because not only is she a licensed real estate agent, she also brings more than 20 years of experience in public education.
Holley’s primary responsibilities include coordinating Bedford One, a program that offers industry tours that link high school students with local businesses based on their career interests. Additionally, Bedford One provides support to the EDA by managing grants and economic development programs for the County, for both existing and prospective businesses.
Her background equips her to effectively interface with the area schools, colleges, and universities in the cultivation of a skilled workforce, as well as with Virginia Career Works/Central Region to promote internship programs.
Holley holds a Master of Science in Education from George Mason University, a Master of Arts in Adult Learning from Virginia Tech, a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University, and an endorsement in Administration and Supervision from Longwood University.