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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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Industrial Academy in partnership with CPID/DARS

15 high school students from York County traveled to Newport News Shipbuilding to participate in a one-day Industrial Academy facilitated by MSI staff.  Participants learned about team building and manufacturing processes by completing a series of hands-on modules designed to teach concepts and processes through experiential learning.  Teams to developed processes, work through bottlenecks, designed […]

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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.

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SPQA is hosting its one-day Baldrige 101: Criteria and Framework workshop on August 14th in Lynchburg, VA.

Are you looking for ways to help take your organization to the next level? Are you in search of structures and processes that incorporate improvement in the areas of strategy, customer and workforce engagement, risk, innovation, quality, improvement, efficiency and more? SPQA is hosting its one-day Baldrige 101: Criteria and Framework workshop on August 14th in Lynchburg, VA. Our Baldrige 101 […]

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VCCS Chancellor makes the case in DC for expanded use of Pell Grants for workforce training

VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois traveled to Capitol Hill in Washington to urge a Congressional panel to make Pell Grants available to students enrolled in workforce training programs, like those offered by the VCCS FASTFORWARDprogram. Read More.

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Energy Jobs Will Be Easier to Find for Virginians After Enactment of HB2008/SB1348

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Manufacturing/Trades Summit; Friday, 5/10/19; 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Good afternoon, You are cordially invited to join us on Friday, May 10, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am (Plecker Workforce Center, Building P, Room P-126) for our Manufacturing/Trades Summit.  A continental breakfast will be provided. To help facilitate the conversation about industry needs and workforce trends, we ask you to bring copies of Job […]

Community College Workforce Alliance launches FastForward EMT training for young people in Petersburg

Fifteen young people in Petersburg are training for a high-demand career in emergency service response, thanks to a new a partnership supported by the Virginia Community College System’s Young Adult Initiative, Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA), John Tyler Community College, and Southside Adult Education Programs. Read more.

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Apprenticeship Summit – May 19, 2019, PCT

Apprenticeships – A powerful way to close skills gaps, retain workers, and attract new employees. Join Workforce Development at Penn College for an educational summit on the benefits of apprenticeship programs. This year’s program will focus on “Best Practices in Apprenticeship.” Experienced industry representatives, thought leaders, and collaborative partners will discuss how companies can build […]

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Pennsylvania College of Technology

April 6, 2019 Open House. Read more.