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Advanced Manufacturing Summer Camp Powered by STIHL

The STIHL Manufacturing Technology Summer Camp (MTSC). Through the camp, the company helps foster the future of manufacturing and gives high school students hands-on experience in technology-based projects. The camp promotes careers in modern manufacturing and educates young people on both skilled trades and degreed career paths in manufacturing. This year, the theme was “FANatics […]

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2019 STIHL Manufacturing Technology Summer Camp Winners

Pictured from left to right: Coach Gail Kelly, STIHL Inc., Coach Logan Zydik, STIHL Inc., Allison O’Dell, Ocean Lakes H.S., Virginia Beach, Va., Rafael Viray, Grassfield H.S., Chesapeake, Va., Myla Chappell, Grassfield H.S., Chesapeake, Va., Britton Boone, Kellam H.S., Virginia Beach, Va. and Silas Turner, Stadium H.S., Tacoma, Wash. Above is the group crowned as […]

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ITAC Advanced Manufacturing Summer Camp

Each summer, ITAC and its industry partners sponsor an Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Camp as a new and exciting way to educate local high school students about careers in manufacturing. The goal of this camp is to expose high school students and their parents to these career paths that are in extremely high demand in […]

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STEM Career Adventure in partnership with AdvanSix

The AdvanSix STEM Career Adventure, a one-day program for high school students interested in learning about chemical manufacturing technologies, took place on June 27, at ITAC, and was facilitated by the AdvanSix Advancing Together team and MSI staff.   15 students from local high schools participated in team building activities, learned about manufacturing career opportunities, took […]

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce visits Virginia Beach manufacturer to promote workforce training

The whir of self-navigating robots, conveyor belts and large machines molding plastic equipment parts were deafening Wednesday as an entourage of suits moved past employees inspecting parts and operating machinery. Read more.

Dyer and Hughes: There’s a demand for manufacturing workers

Dyer and Hughes: There’s a demand for manufacturing workers

Dyer is coordinator of the Roanoke Manufacturing Executives Roundtable. He was Vice President of Manufacturing at Optical Cable Corp. for several years and is now Quality Manager at Global Metal Finishing. Hughes is Director of Operations at Wabtec-Graham White. He serves on the Roanoke City ROTEC Advisory Board and is president of the ROTEC Foundation. […]

Central Virginia Community College Named VMA Workforce Partner of the Year

Central Virginia Community College Named VMA Workforce Partner of the Year

Newport News,VA -The Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) announced Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) in Lynchburg, Virginia as the recipient of the 2017 Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) Workforce Partner of the Year for its outstanding leadership and diversity. The award was presented at the MSI Workforce Solutions Symposium at the annual VMA Industry Forum in Newport News, Virginia. Utilizing MSI workforce solutions, CVCC has partnered with local […]

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ITAC Summer Camp on WTVR

ITAC Summer Camp on WTVR

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Time flies during the summer, even when you’re using your time wisely. “There’s no time for boredom,” ITAC Business Development Director Rachel Pest said. “We keep them very busy during this week and they’re thoroughly enjoying the competition. And they’re getting into running their company and their brand and making sure […]

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Kids learn tests of strength at STIHL’S summer technology camp.

Kids learn tests of strength at STIHL’S summer technology camp.

Kids learn tests of strength at STIHL’S summer technology camp.  Click here to continue.

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Stihl’s manufacturing technology summer camp helps to address the skills gap

Stihl’s manufacturing technology summer camp helps to address the skills gap

Over the next decade, 2 million manufacturing jobs out of 3.5 million available positions are expected to go unfilled according to the National Association of Manufacturers. That shortage of needed versus available talent is why summer camps, such as the Manufacturing Technology Summer Camp at Stihl, are vital to help introduce young people to the […]