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MT1 Certified Trainer Course Offered

MT1 Certified Trainer Course Dec 29-30 2014  8-5pm Richmond Virginia   The Manufacturing Technician 1 (MT1) Training program was developed to meet the growing employment demands of the manufacturing industry. The MT1 Train the Trainer program addresses the behaviors, skills and materials needed by the instructor/facilitator to provide the environment which will result in the […]

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MSI Annouces World Class Manufacturing Training Seminars

Based on Shingo Principles of continuous improvement, the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) training program is designed to train individuals to improve employee morale, individual and company performance and company profits at all levels of the organization by highlighting value and non-value added activities and eliminating all forms of waste.  MSI academic partner, ECPI University, will […]

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Manufacturing Skills Institute Launches eLearning Network

-Now offering certifications via award-winning Bluedrop technology- RICHMOND, VA – Today, the Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) unveiled its new eLearning Network, announcing that its Manufacturing Technician 1© (MT1) Certification will now be delivered on Bluedrop’s award-winning CoursePark(R) elearning platform.  This is the beginning of a strategic partnership between the Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA), MSI and Bluedrop […]

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Manufacturing Technician Level 1 Certification added to NAM-endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System

-Focused on Skills Standards for Modern Manufacturing Careers- RICHMOND, VA – The Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) and Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) announced today that the Manufacturing Technician 1© (MT1) Certification has been added to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)-endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System.  The Skills Certification System was established by The Manufacturing Institute (MI), an […]

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Virginia Department of Education Adds Manufacturing Technician Level 1 Certification to Approved Credentials List

RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Board of Education has approved the Manufacturing Skills Institute’s (MSI) Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) Certification for inclusion on the Board of Education Approved Industry Certifications, Occupational Competency Assessments, and Licensure List.  Effective July 1, 2013, Virginia’s new High School Standard Diploma requires students to obtain an industry-recognized occupational credential […]

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VMA Partner in Tobacco Commission Grant for Workforce Training

-Grant will fund Advanced Manufacturing Bootcamp at SVHEC- RICHMOND, VA — The Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) is proud to be a partner in the recent award to the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) by the Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission (TIC) in the amount of $163,750 to fund an Advanced Manufacturing Bootcamp © […]

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Governor Announces Manufacturing Appreciation Week

-Celebrating Virginia’s Manufacturers October 14-18, 2013- RICHMOND, VA – Governor Bob McDonnell has issued a certificate of recognition declaring October 14-18, 2013 Virginia Manufacturing Appreciation Week.  This announcement is part of a month of organized activities by the Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) to raise the profile of modern manufacturing in the Commonwealth.  For information on this […]

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Virginia Council on Advanced Technology Skills Announces New Chair

Virginia Council on Advanced Technology Skills Announces New Chair –Nance Focused on Rebranding Industry and Worker Skills Development-   RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Council on Advanced Technology Skills (VCATS), a council of the Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA), is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Chair, Simon Nance of STIHL Inc. in Virginia […]

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MSI and Military2Manufacturing Partner with IVET

MSI and Military2Manufacturing Partner with IVET –Focused on Transitioning Veterans into Advanced Technology Careers-  RICHMOND, VA – The Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) and Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) are pleased to announce a new partnership for its Military2Manufacturing (M2M) program with the Institute for Veterans Education and Training (IVET).  M2M is a just-in- time career transition […]

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DBA Revamps Worker Retraining Tax Credit

  DBA Revamps Worker Retraining Tax Credit –VMA Advocating for New Focus on Industry Credentials-   RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) is pleased to offer the Virginia Department of Business Assistance (DBA) the opportunity to unveil its new guidelines for implementation of Virginia’s Worker Retraining Tax Credit at the VMA’s West Central […]