Events

2017 Events Calendar

Jun
26
Mon
Dream It. Do It. Virginia Advanced Technology Academy – South Hill VA @ South Hill Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center
Jun 26 @ 9:00 AM – Jun 30 @ 5:00 PM

Dream It. Do It. Virginia Advanced Technology Academy – South Hill VA

This is a hands-on Advanced Technology Academy for eligible participants in the South Hill Virginia area, where they will be engaged in the use of CNC Welding equipment and automation used in industry today. The academy will also provide activities such as tours of manufacturing plants, allowing participants to observe various occupations in the manufacturing process.

Participants will also be involved in a team activity- learning to produce a product while employing the steps of the manufacturing process from design to shipping. The process/product will be evaluated by a team of industry expert judges, who may award members of the winning team a prize.

The goal is to expose students to advanced technologies, machines and equipment, and also to offer a glimpse of the exciting, challenging and often high tech world of manufacturing.

Participants in this academy must meet certain eligibility requirements.

Patrick Henry Community College Advanced Technology Summer Camp @ Patrick Henry Community College
Jun 26 @ 9:00 AM – Jun 30 @ 5:00 PM

Patrick Henry Community College Advanced Technology Summer Camp

The Dream It. Do It. Virginia Advanced Technology (AT) Camp includes world class curriculum where all camp participants experience making raw materials into finished goods. During the AT Camps, a variety of activities structure each day including tours, lectures, and manufacturing demonstrations. Additionally, a competitive manufacturing assignment is built into the camp where participants are divided into teams and given time to collaborate and work on their assignment with the knowledge and expertise of industry engineers from multiple disciplines. Camp participants may be interested in pursuing Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) certification.

This is a hands-on Advanced Technology Academy for eligible students in the Danville Virginia area, where they will be engaged in the use of equipment and automation used in industry today. The camp may also provide activities such as tours of manufacturing plants, allowing camp participants to observe various occupations in the manufacturing process.

Camp participants will also be involved in a team activity- learning to produce a product while employing the steps of the manufacturing process from design to shipping. The process/product will be evaluated by a team of industry expert judges, who will award members of the winning team a prize.

The goal is to expose students to advanced technologies, machines and equipment, and also to offer a glimpse of the exciting, challenging and often high tech world of manufacturing.

Who can participate?  Rising 9th-11th graders.

Southside VA Community College Advanced Technology Summer Camp @ Southside VA Education College
Jun 26 @ 9:00 AM – Jun 29 @ 5:00 PM

Southside VA Community College Advanced Technology Summer Camp

This is a hands-on Advanced Technology Camp for eligible students in the Emporia Virginia area, where they will be engaged in the use of CNC welding and lathe equipment as well as automation used in industry today. Participants will be building a clock. The camp will also provide activities such as tours of manufacturing plants, allowing camp participants to observe various occupations in the manufacturing process.

Camp participants will also be involved in a team activity- learning to produce a product while employing the steps of the manufacturing process from design to shipping. The process/product will be evaluated by a team of industry expert judges, who may award members of the winning team a prize.

The goal is to expose students to advanced technologies, machines and equipment, and also to offer a glimpse of the exciting, challenging and often high tech world of manufacturing.

There is a $25 participation fee for this camp.

Lunch will be provided daily, as will transportation to and from tours of manufacturing facilities.

Who can participate?  Rising 9th-12th grade students in Brunswick and Greensville counties. Opportunities may be available for students in neighboring localities as well.

The Dream It. Do It. Virginia Advanced Technology – Department of Blind and Visually Impaired – Richmond VA @ Department of the Blind & Visually Impaired
Jun 26 @ 9:00 AM – Jun 30 @ 5:00 PM

The Dream It. Do It. Virginia Advanced Technology – Department of Blind and Visually Impaired – Richmond VA

The Dream It. Do It. Virginia Advanced Technology (AT) Academy includes world class curriculum where all participants experience making raw materials into finished goods. During the AT Academies, a variety of activities structure each day including tours, lectures, and manufacturing demonstrations. Additionally, a competitive manufacturing assignment is built into the camp where participants are divided into teams and given time to collaborate and work on their assignment with the knowledge and expertise of industry engineers from multiple disciplines. Participants may be interested in pursuing Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) certification.

Dream it. Do it. Virginia Robotics and Cyber Academy The Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities Project is proud to partner with DARS, DBVI, and the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center to present a Dream it. Do it. Virginia Robotics and Cyber Academy in June, 2017 for youth with disabilities from across the state. Students who are rising sophomores to graduating seniors during the 2016-2017 school year are eligible to apply for one of the 28 student spots in the Academy. The Academy will run Monday, June 26 to Friday June 30.

Cyber Literacy is a hands-on curriculum that builds a strong cyber foundation for high school students. The Academy introduces students to cyber by blending robotics, programming, electricity, and elements of teamwork. Students learn about the opportunities, threats, responsibilities, and legal constraints associated with operating in cyberspace. Throughout the Academy, students learn the basics of electricity, programming, and networking as well as develop critical thinking skills. Cyber Literacy lays a foundation for further exploration into STEM and cyber-related topics.

In addition to offering students hands-on cyber foundations, soft skills such as teamwork, critical thinking and decision making are embedded into the Academy. The Academy also offers an opportunity to assess students interested in cyber careers so that students can progress with assistive technology and supports in place, and any identified remediation needed can be put into place.

Jul
2
Sun
Advanced Technology Academy at Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center – Fishersville VA @ Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center
Jul 2 @ 9:00 AM – Jul 7 @ 5:00 PM

Advanced Technology Academy at Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center – Fishersville VA

The Dream It. Do It. Virginia Advanced Technology (AT) Academy includes world class curriculum where all participants experience making raw materials into finished goods. During the AT Academies, a variety of activities structure each day including tours, lectures, and manufacturing demonstrations. Additionally, a competitive manufacturing assignment is built into the activities where participants are divided into teams and given time to collaborate and work on their assignment with the knowledge and expertise of industry engineers from multiple disciplines. Participants may be interested in pursuing Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) certification.

This is a hands-on, one week residential Advanced Technology Academy for eligible students in the Fishersville Virginia area, where they will be engaged in the use of water bottling equipment and automation used in industry today. The academy may also provide activities such as tours of manufacturing plants, allowing participants to observe various occupations in the manufacturing process.

Participants will also be involved in a team activity- learning to produce a product while employing the steps of the manufacturing process from design to shipping. The process/product will be evaluated by a team of industry expert judges, who may award members of the winning team a prize.

The goal is to expose students to advanced technologies, machines and equipment, and also to offer a glimpse of the exciting, challenging and often high tech world of manufacturing.

Participants in this academy must meet certain eligibility requirements.

Jul
10
Mon
Dream It. Do It. Virginia Academy – Keysville VA @ Keysville VA
Jul 10 @ 9:00 AM – Jul 14 @ 5:00 PM

Dream It. Do It. Virginia Academy – Keysville VA

The Dream It. Do It. Virginia Advanced Technology (AT) Academy includes world class curriculum where all participants experience making raw materials into finished goods. During the AT Academies, a variety of activities structure each day including tours, lectures, and manufacturing demonstrations. Additionally, a competitive manufacturing assignment is built into the activities where participants are divided into teams and given time to collaborate and work on their assignment with the knowledge and expertise of industry engineers from multiple disciplines. Participants may be interested in pursuing Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) certification.

This is a hands-on Advanced Technology Academy for eligible students in the South Hill Virginia area, where they will be engaged in the use of advanced manufacturing equipment and automation used in industry today. The academy may also provide activities such as tours of manufacturing plants, allowing participants to observe various occupations in the manufacturing process.

Participants will also be involved in a team activity- learning to produce a product while employing the steps of the manufacturing process from design to shipping. The process/product will be evaluated by a team of industry expert judges, who may award members of the winning team a prize.

The goal is to expose students to advanced technologies, machines and equipment, and also to offer a glimpse of the exciting, challenging and often high tech world of manufacturing.

Participants in this academy must meet certain eligibility requirements.

Dream It. Do It. Virginia Academy, Valley Vocational Technical Center @ Valley Vocational Technical Center
Jul 10 @ 9:00 AM – Jul 14 @ 5:00 PM

Dream It. Do It. Virginia Academy, Valley Vocational Technical Center

The Dream It. Do It. Virginia Advanced Technology (AT) Camp includes world class curriculum where all participants experience making raw materials into finished goods. During the AT Camps, a variety of activities structure each day including tours, lectures, and manufacturing demonstrations. Additionally, a competitive manufacturing assignment is built into the camp where participants are divided into teams and given time to collaborate and work on their assignment with the knowledge and expertise of industry engineers from multiple disciplines. Participants may be interested in pursuing Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) certification.

This is a hands-on Advanced Technology Academy for eligible students in the Fishersville Virginia area, where they will be engaged in the use of CNC welding equipment and automation used in industry today. The academy may also provide activities such as tours of manufacturing plants, allowing participants to observe various occupations in the manufacturing process.

Participants will also be involved in a team activity- learning to produce a product while employing the steps of the manufacturing process from design to shipping. The process/product will be evaluated by a team of industry expert judges, who will award members of the winning team a prize.

The goal is to expose students to advanced technologies, machines and equipment, and also to offer a glimpse of the exciting, challenging and often high tech world of manufacturing.

Participants in this academy must meet certain eligibility requirements.

Jul
12
Wed
Webinar Hosted by RCM&D: Fire and Life Safety
Jul 12 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fire and Life Safety | Protecting Your Building and People from the Unthinkable
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT

Fire and life safety is a primary concern across all industries and an important component of an organizational safety program. Necessary precautions must be taken to prevent and appropriately respond to an emergency at every level of the organization. In this risk management webinar you will learn about the essential components of an emergency action and fire prevention plan as well as how to ensure your workplace is prepared to respond to such an emergency.

This webinar will review:

  • Fire Safety
    • Fuel Classifications
    • Fire Extinguishers
    • Flammable Liquids
  • Fire Safety
    • Emergency Exits
    • Emergency Action Plan
  • Fire Prevention Plan

Register Today for the Webinar

Join RCM&D for this free Webinar on Fire and Life Safety.  To register for this webinar or learn more about on-site training for your employees, contact Katie Caple at (410) 427-6430 or by email at kcaple@rcmd.com.

Jul
18
Tue
Root Cause Analysis for Today’s World @ VMA Large Conference Room
Jul 18 @ 8:30 AM – Jul 19 @ 5:30 PM

Root Cause Analysis for Today’s World

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This comprehensive and dynamic two-day course will offer new ways to view and address the all too familiar challenges in today’s workplace. From prioritizing issues, to problem solving, to implementing solutions, to increasing success in a virtual environment, to honing practical communication skills, to properly dealing with workplace conflict and change — this course will offer unique perspectives on leadership and provide you with problem solving skills tools to help you leverage your current subject matter expertise to maximize your own success as a superior problem solver…and leader.

You will learn all of these elements and the key components of the KEPNERandFOURIE™ problem solving skills set.

 To learn more about the workshop objectives & content, click here.

Jul
26
Wed
ITAC Dream It. Do It. Virginia Advanced Technology Camp #1
Jul 26 @ 9:00 AM – Jul 29 @ 5:00 PM

ITAC Dream It. Do It. Virginia Advanced Technology Camp #1

This ITAC Advanced Technology Camp is made possible with the help of our Network Partner, the Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce and the community partnerships we have forged with Industry Sponsors, the John Randolph Foundation, local school divisions, and our host and camp director, Industrial TurnAround Corporation.

The Dream It. Do It. Advanced Technology camp is a free camp for high schoolers interested in learning about advanced manufacturing technologies. The goal of the camp is to introduce today’s high school students to manufacturing processes that include a variety of activities including tours of local manufacturers, hands on learning and lectures from industry professionals. Since the camp began in 2013, 97 students from local schools have participated and over $17,000 in scholarships have been awarded to the students on the winning teams.

Each of the teams is led by industry professionals that guide the students through their team projects. These industry professionals are volunteers who serve as mentors to the students, share industrial knowledge and provide leadership through the manufacturing process. We are always looking for high quality volunteers and if you are interested we are eager to discuss your participation in our camp.

Highlights:

~Camp is free to participants thanks to sponsoring companies

~Students take 3 field trips to area manufacturers

Who can participate? Rising 9th – 11th graders