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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 […]

Missouri effort closes gap in workers’ skills using MT1

Missouri effort closes gap in workers’ skills using MT1

Two million jobs nationwide go unfilled due to a gap between workers’ skills and what advanced manufacturing requires, according to the respected Brookings Institution.  This matters if you are a job seeker in the technical fields who finds he or she lacks the preparation to compete for these positions.  Read more.  

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VMA Published in Industry Today – Virginia is for Manufacturers

VMA Published in Industry Today – Virginia is for Manufacturers

The state of Virginia can be characterized by a diverse landscape, with beaches dotting its coast, the city of Washington D.C. bordering and influencing its north, and a deep-seeded, rich, rural landscape spanning across the south and west. The manufacturing scene, quite appropriately, isn’t much different. In a conversation with Industry Today, Brett Vassey, President […]

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MT1 National Skills Standards Provide Qualified Workers for Northern Nevada

MSI Press Release – Nevada’s Working Capital 8-25-15 Final

Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) Contributes to National Skills Certification Growth

  Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) Contributes to National Skills Certification Growth Katherine DeRosear, 804.643.7489, ext. 22 RICHMOND, VA – Since 2011, over 418,000 industry-based certifications have been issued by credentialing partners of the national Skills Certification System endorsed by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The MSI Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) certification is integral […]