“This wouldn’t have happened without a tremendous amount of teamwork,” said Governor Ralph Northam. “The business community has been a large part of this as well knowing that we need to train a large workforce. This is a win-win. It’s a win for our community colleges, our businesses and for the Commonwealth.”
Several of Virginia’s Community Colleges have earned high marks in the 2019 ranking by Military Friendly, an annual survey conducted by Pittsburgh, Pa.-based VIQTORY, which describes itself as a military marketing company that connects the military community to civilian opportunity.
The Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI), the workforce development affiliate of the Virginia Manufacturers Association, the Manufacturing Institute and Micron Technology met with the Basque Government Deputy Minister for Vocational Education and Training Jorge Arevalo, and his advisors, last week in Northern Virginia to demonstrate innovative industry-education partnerships using the Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) certificate program to close skills gaps.
Today, Governor Bob McDonnell announced that the Virginia Industry Foundation (VIF) was awarded a Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Rapid Response Assistance Program for Veterans’ Employment grant to launch its Military2Manufacturing (M2M) program.