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Advanced Manufacturing Summer Camp Powered by STIHL

The STIHL Manufacturing Technology Summer Camp (MTSC). Through the camp, the company helps foster the future of manufacturing and gives high school students hands-on experience in technology-based projects. The camp promotes careers in modern manufacturing and educates young people on both skilled trades and degreed career paths in manufacturing. This year, the theme was “FANatics […]

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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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ITAC Advanced Manufacturing Summer Camp

Each summer, ITAC and its industry partners sponsor an Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Camp as a new and exciting way to educate local high school students about careers in manufacturing. The goal of this camp is to expose high school students and their parents to these career paths that are in extremely high demand in […]

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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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STEM Career Adventure in partnership with AdvanSix

The AdvanSix STEM Career Adventure, a one-day program for high school students interested in learning about chemical manufacturing technologies, took place on June 27, at ITAC, and was facilitated by the AdvanSix Advancing Together team and MSI staff.   15 students from local high schools participated in team building activities, learned about manufacturing career opportunities, took […]

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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 […]