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Soft Skills for Manufacturing

This years Workforce Solutions Symposium featured Catherine Conlon, a recent graduate from Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center’s Manufacturing Technology Training (MTT) program, a Division of the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, along with her instructor, Steve Sweeney, and Debby Hopkins from the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board. VR Workforce Studio was on hand […]

DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DDS) Named MSI Partner of the Year

Lynchburg, VA – The Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) proudly awarded Dupont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) the 2019 MSI Partner of the Year Award at its 8th Annual Workforce Solutions Symposium held at Liberty University’s School of Business in Lynchburg Virginia.  DSS was given this honor for its outstanding support of safety excellence and safety training provided […]

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MSI Announces Five Fellow Awards at Annual Workforce Symposium

 Lynchburg, VA – The Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) held its 8th Annual Workforce Symposium at Liberty University’s School of Business in Lynchburg, Virginia on August 8th.  MSI proudly awarded five recipients its prestigious Fellow designation.  MSI Fellow awards are presented to those individuals who have been active in workforce development for manufacturing, actively supports one […]

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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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2020 VMA/MSI Events

Come and check out our 2020 events!