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Partnerships hail high schoolers’ engineering challenge and new workforce certifications

Partnerships hail high schoolers’ engineering challenge and new workforce certifications

MARTINSVILLE, VA – Starting on June 26, high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be tinkering with advanced manufacturing equipment and hob knobbing with industry leaders in the engineering, technology, and manufacturing sectors. Using these resources, students will go head-to-head in a product design competition. Vying for a chance to win big, students will dive […]

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First Graduating Class from WWRC’s New Manufacturing Technology Training Program

First Graduating Class from WWRC’s New Manufacturing Technology Training Program

On December 9th, the first class from the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center’s (WWRC) new Manufacturing Technology Training program graduated. Approximately seven hundred people applauded as the students took the stage. All graduates from WWRC have varying degrees of disability and were referred to WWRC by the DARS (Department for Aging and Rehabilitation) offices located […]

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Virginia receives grant to help train residents with disabilities

Virginia receives grant to help train residents with disabilities

Virginia has received a $4.3 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help Virginians with disabilities train for and seek employment in high-demand jobs.  Read more here.

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Community Colleges Adopt MSI National Skills Standards for Manufacturing Education and Training Programs

Community Colleges Adopt MSI National Skills Standards for Manufacturing Education and Training Programs

Richmond, VA – The Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) is pleased to announce four additional Virginia community colleges joining the MSI Academic Partner Network: Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC), New River Community College (NRCC), Paul D. Camp Community College (PDCCC) and Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC).  Among the Virginia education partners, there are now 15 Virginia […]

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MSI Industry Credentials Focus of Economic Summit

St. Joseph, MO leaders are on the right track when it comes to improving the city’s workforce development efforts.  That was the message Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from an official who spends each day trying to improve manufacturers’ workplace environment.  Katherine DeRosear, MSI Executive Director, spoke at the 2015 Economic Summit Luncheon at the Downtown […]

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World’s Largest Animal Health Industry Cluster Adopts MT1 Certificate Program

MSI Press Release – KC Animal Health Corridor Final 9-1-15

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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

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Nevada’s Working Capital

Nevadas Working Capital_leave behind_newsletter_April 2015      

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Rappahannock Community College Becomes Newest MSI Academic Partner

Rappahannock Community College Becomes Newest MSI Academic Partner to Deliver MT1 Certificate Program -Eleven Virginia Community Colleges Designated MSI Assessment Centers-   Richmond, VA – The Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI), the workforce development affiliate of the Virginia Manufacturers Association, announced today that Rappahannock Community College (RCC) is the eleventh Virginia community college to be designated […]

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 […]