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2020 VMA/MSI Events

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Governor Northam Unveils Tuition-Free Community College Program for Low- and Middle-Income Students

Proposed budget includes $145 million for Governor’s signature ‘Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back’ initiative ANNANDALE—Governor Ralph Northam today announced his proposed budget will include $145 million over the biennium to make tuition-free community college available to low- and middle-income students who pursue jobs in high-demand fields. The Governor’s “Get Skilled, Get a Job, […]

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Gregory T. DeCinque: Designate October to celebrate manufacturing

THE KIDS ARE starting to get it. When will parents? “It” is the idea that the path to career success and security does not necessarily run through a four-year school or a so-called “prestige” occupation. Not long ago, Quentin Kidd, director of the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University, reported […]

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Navigating the Fourth Industrial Revolution to the Bottom Line

As the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) moves from buzzword to reality, companies are making progress in implementing new technologies, but scaling and linking investment to value remain a work in progress. Read more

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VMA Announces 2019 Safety Awards

VMA Announces New BeSafe2Work Certificate and Pre-Employment Evaluation RICHMOND, VA – There were thirty-seven fatalities at all Virginia workplaces in 2018 which represented an 8% increase over the prior year. The VMA’s safety program is intended to proactively address workplace fatalities and injuries. One major part of that program is the recognition of outstanding safety performance by contractors […]

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Partners Launches the Virginia College Affordability Policy Council Business,

Partners Launches the Virginia College Affordability Policy Council Business,

RICHMOND, VA – Today, Partners for College Affordability and Public Trust announced the formation of a new policy council to identify solutions to problems of affordability and workforce readiness in Virginia higher education. The council’s membership includes CEOs from various industries, senior executives in finance, technology and energy sectors, nonprofit executives representing small businesses, bankers […]

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The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) is seeking an experienced international business development professional to assist Virginia-based defense-related companies in generating international sales. This is a unique opportunity to work with a broad range of companies from Virginia’s defense industry as they grow their export sales. By managing a portfolio of companies that are participating […]

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MT1 Trainer Certification 2020

The MSI MT1 Trainer Certification Course is a three-day intensive train-the-trainer program to teach instructor candidates how to deliver the MSI-approved MT1 instructor-led curriculum.  Trainers can be secondary or post-secondary educators or corporate trainers. Individuals interested in becoming a Certified MT1 Trainer should have experience in industry; however, this is not a requirement.  Academic faculty […]

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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 […]

DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DDS) Named MSI Partner of the Year

Lynchburg, VA – The Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) proudly awarded Dupont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) the 2019 MSI Partner of the Year Award at its 8th Annual Workforce Solutions Symposium held at Liberty University’s School of Business in Lynchburg Virginia.  DSS was given this honor for its outstanding support of safety excellence and safety training provided […]

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MSI Announces Five Fellow Awards at Annual Workforce Symposium

 Lynchburg, VA – The Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) held its 8th Annual Workforce Symposium at Liberty University’s School of Business in Lynchburg, Virginia on August 8th.  MSI proudly awarded five recipients its prestigious Fellow designation.  MSI Fellow awards are presented to those individuals who have been active in workforce development for manufacturing, actively supports one […]