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Manufacturing Skills Institute Reaches Training Milestone

Contractor Safety Readiness Certificate Program Reaches 1,000 Trainees RICHMOND, VA – The Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) reached an important milestone today.  The MSI Contractor Safety Readiness Certificate program enrolled its 1,000th trainee this week.   The Contractor Safety Readiness Certificate program was created by Virginia’s leading manufacturers and construction/engineering contractors as a “Gold Standard” for […]

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Focus on the Workforce: Climbing Higher in Virginia

 This article was first published in the March 2013 edition of Manufacturing Engineering magazine found here as a PDF.  By Barry Johnson Senior Associate Dean and L.A. Lacy Distinguished Professor of Engineering University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; CCAM Board of Directors       By Katherine DeRosear Director of Workforce Development […]

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Military2Manufacturing© Receives Rapid Response Assistance Grant

Program Connects Military Veterans and Spouses to Manufacturing Careers in Virginia Richmond, VA – Governor Bob McDonnell announced that the Virginia Industry Foundation (VIF) was awarded a Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Rapid Response Assistance Program for Veterans’ Employment grant to launch its Military2Manufacturing© (M2M) program.  VIF, in partnership with the Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA), ECPI University, Blue Ridge Community College, Northern Virginia Community College, Southern Virginia Higher […]

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Middle, high school to benefit from $3 million ‘i3’ grant

As published by The Gazette-Virginian online March 4, 2013.  Link removed by publisher. Virginia Advanced Study Strategies, Inc., a non-profit organization that partners with schools to develop advanced programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), has won a nearly $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen math instruction and improve […]

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South Boston is birthplace of training initiative

As written by Veronica Garabelli and published by Virginia Business online January 20, 2013.  Click here for link to online article. South Boston is becoming a training ground for advanced manufacturing. Several facilities in the Halifax County town will be a part of the Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI), an initiative sponsored by the Virginia Manufacturers […]

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Southside Va. to host manufacturing skills program

As written by Michael Felberbaum and published by Bloomberg Businessweek online December 14, 2012. RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Manufacturers Association is partnering with ECPI University to create a hub for manufacturing education and training in Southside Virginia to help align regional employer needs and economic development objectives. The new Manufacturing Skills Institute announced […]