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.
In recent years, companies have realized that individuals with disabilities are a great source of talent. Chris Hall works as an industrial manufacturing registered apprentice (IMTA) within his job as a production operator on the “almond job-snack size” line at the Hershey plant in Stuarts Draft, Virginia.
On Thursday, local students got a little taste of the manufacturing business in Fishersville. The Valley Career and Technical Center hosted a camp this week in order to get younger people interested in jobs that are in high demand.
The five-day robotics academy, through the Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, served 24 high school-age students from across Virginia. It took place at the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired in Henrico County last Monday through Friday, serving students with disabilities ranging from blindness and low-vision to autism spectrum disorders and learning disabilities.
Learn more about Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities and how provides the opportunity to gain credentials and training that will lead to a livable wage and career.
Austin McQuade is thrilled to be working just a few short weeks following his graduation from WWRC’s Manufacturing Technology Training (MTT) Program.