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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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NCI Board Approves Plans for Future Direction

NCI Board Approves Plans for Future Direction

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Progress and new programming were the themes of the New College Institute (NCI) Board of Directors meeting on Monday. During the meeting, NCI Chair Senator Bill Stanley presented a proposal for the future direction of the institution, which was unanimously approved by the Board. NCI adopted a conceptual framework that focuses on […]

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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 […]

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Our 2016 Annual Report

Our 2016 Annual Report

In 2016, we doubled access and capacity through MSI Workforce Solutions impacting industry and workforce leaders across Virginia. We inspired and engaged the MSI Academic and Workforce Network, students, job seekers, parents and anyone working on workforce solutions in Virginia. When you see the star symbol in our report, that indicates a doubling of that particular […]

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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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MSI Launches New Learning Network

MSI Launches New Learning Network

-Enhanced Online Learning Lab, Training & Testing Tools- RICHMOND, VA – The Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) launched its new MSI Learning Network on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. The Network is designed to enhance the learning experience for trainers and students participating in MSI’s skills certification programs and assessments, such as the Manufacturing Technician 1 (MT1©) […]

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Our 2015 Annual Report

Our 2015 Annual Report

    Information here about the report.

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MT1 Certificate Program Puts People to Work

MT1 Certificate Program Puts People to Work

Leonard Buster is one of many success stories to come out of the partnership between the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) and Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA), which in 2015 launched the Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) certificate program. Buster, an army veteran, was first notified of the program through the Virginia […]

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Community College Workforce Alliance Named VMA Partner of the Year

Charlottesville, VA – The Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) announced today that the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) has earned the 2015 VMA Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding leadership in increasing access to industry certifications in the Central Virginia region of the Commonwealth. CCWA partners with industry to deliver the MSI Manufacturing Technician […]

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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.