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Career & Transition Services

The Office of Career and Transition Services (OCATS) provides comprehensive and individualized career services and support for eligible participants. Let us help guide you into a successful career path. Career Coaches are available to guide you into a successful career path by offering the following services:


Contact us today for a free assessment. Email or call 804-435-8970.


Meet Our Team

Marjorie Lampkin, M.Ed., CWDP, OCATS Coordinator, 804-333-6825
Theresa Sirles, Certified Virginia Career Coach and Program Manager, 804-333-6889
Dr. Ebony Lynch, Certified Virginia Career Coach and Case Manager, 804-435-8970
Jean White, WIOA Career Services Specialist, 804-333-6818
Sherry Grantham, Adult Education Regional Specialist, 804-333-6829
Diane Luttrell, Program Specialist 804-435-8970


Programs and Services

Parenting Students

OCATS offers two programs for low-income residents throughout the region who are parenting. After you meet with a career coach to assess your strengths, needs, and eligibility, we will connect you to the services and supports that best fit your career goals and aspirations.

CHAMPS (Career Help and Mentoring for Parenting Students)

  • Student leadership and internship opportunities
  • Peer-to-peer mentoring
  • Comprehensive career and job coaching

LIFE (Legacy. Independence. Family. Empowerment.)

  • Education and career assessment and planning
  • Education assessments (Abilities-GAIN/TABE)
  • Career assessments (VA Wizard, Myers-Briggs/STRONG Inventory)
  • Life skills, including budgeting, time management, study skills, conflict resolution
  • Work readiness, including job search, resume/cover letter writing, soft skills training, social media for employment
  • Technology training, including keyboarding, applications, online learning

Adult Education

  • High school equivalency (GED)
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Integrated Education and Training (IET)-workforce preparation

WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act)

Adult and Dislocated Worker Services*

  • Training Services
  • Occupational skills training
  • On-the-job training
  • Skill upgrading
  • Supportive services
  • Workforce preparation
  • Labor market information
  • Career assessments and planning
  • Pre-vocational services

Youth Services*

  • Career pathway guidance and planning
  • Leadership development
  • Paid and unpaid work experience
  • Educational Support
  • Career Development 

* for eligible individuals