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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 […]

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.

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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Robotics and Cyber Academy at DBVI is a HUGE SUCCESS!!

Robotics and Cyber Academy at DBVI is a HUGE SUCCESS!!

Robotics and Cyber Academy at DBVI is a HUGE SUCCESS!!  http://www.richmond.com/business/local/virginia-robotics-and-cyber-academy-helps-teens-with-disabilities-gain/article_2c9c9070-5e68-5251-b6d3-e344c9c792c6.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share

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Southside Virginia Community College Host Dream It. Do It. Virginia Camp to Farmville Students

Southside Virginia Community College Host Dream It. Do It. Virginia Camp to Farmville Students

Farmville students take to the skies at the Dream It! Do It! Virginia Drone Camp-Southside Virginia Community College http://www.farmvilleherald.com/2016/06/svcc-hosts-drone-camp/

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Highlights from Valley Vocational Technical Center’s Hands-On Technology Academy

Highlights from Valley Vocational Technical Center’s Hands-On Technology Academy

Highlights from Valley Vocational Technical Center’s Hands-On Technology Academy http://www.whsv.com/content/news/Manufacturing-camp-hosted-in-Fishersville-434356563.html

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Patrick Henry Engineering Technology Camp a “Timely Experience”

Patrick Henry Engineering Technology Camp a “Timely Experience”

Patrick Henry Engineering Technology Camp a “Timely Experience” http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Martinsville-and-Henry-County-students-test-out-engineering-430925453.html

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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MT1s a SUCCESS in Nevada!

MT1s a SUCCESS in Nevada!

Students are excited about their MT1 Certification and the new opportunities it brings.  

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Recent Manufacturing Technology Training Program Graduate Already Working

Recent Manufacturing Technology Training Program Graduate Already Working

Austin McQuade is thrilled to be working just a few short weeks following his graduation from WWRC’s Manufacturing Technology Training (MTT) Program. (Hear exciting interview with Austin on the VR Workforce Studio Podcast). He applied to three different companies, and had two solid job offers within a week once they review his application and saw […]