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Virginia Career and Technical Education: Manufacturing

Virginia’s 16 career clusters and career assessments help students investigate careers and design their plan of study to advance their career goals. Within each career cluster, there are multiple career pathways that represent a common set of skills and knowledge, including academic, technical, and career readiness skills that lead to credentials necessary to pursue a full range of career opportunities from […]

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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Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities offers credentials

CPID representatives and business leaders from Nebraska, Georgia and Kentucky joined representatives from the Virginia CPID, including the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services, the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center at a three-day conference hosted by the Virginia Manufacturers Association and Manufacturing Skills Institute. Learn more about […]

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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

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