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Senator Kaine Hosts Roundtable At Virginia Manufacturer.

Senator Kaine Hosts Roundtable At Virginia Manufacturer. The Bristol (VA) Herald Courier (9/15, Nocera) reports that Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) “has a deep appreciation for manufacturing,” and displayed it when he “toured the Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company’s plant in Glade Spring, Virginia, on Friday.” In addition, Sen. Kaine “hosted a roundtable conversation with managers and […]

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Students learn money-making skills at ITAC’s Advanced Technology Camp

Students learn money-making skills at ITAC’s Advanced Technology Camp CBS News Online – POSTED 8:43 AM, AUGUST 30, 2017, BY ROB CARDWELL CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Time flies during the summer, even when you’re using your time wisely. “There’s no time for boredom,” ITAC Business Development Director Rachel Pest said. “We keep them very busy during this […]

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As the laid-off struggle, high-tech US plants offer jobs

As the laid-ff struggle, high-tech US plants offer jobs ABC New.com | August 15, 2017 | By DAN SEWELL AND CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITERS Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows — in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company’s plant in suburban […]

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ICYMI: Byron – Credentials offer a path to the middle class

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Credentials offer a path to the middle class By: Delegate Kathy Byron July 23, 2017 In the classic 1967 film “The Graduate,” Mr. McGuire famously gives Ben this piece of career advice: “I want to say one word to you … just one word: plastics.” That was 50 years ago. Yet, my advice to people […]

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Valley Career and Technical Center hosted a five-day Summer Academy

Giving them an edge By CLARICE ELLINGER For The News Virginian | Jul 13, 2017 FISHERSVILLE— The Virginia Manufacturers Association projects that of the 66,000 job openings in manufacturing available over the next decade, some 40,000 will require skilled workers with more than a high school diploma. With the number of job openings becoming available in […]

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Partnerships Hail High Schoolers’ Engineering Challenge and New Workforce Certifications

Partnerships hail high schoolers’ engineering challenge and new workforce certifications MARTINSVILLE, VA – Starting on June 26, high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be tinkering with advanced manufacturing equipment and hob knobbing with industry leaders in the engineering, technology, and manufacturing sectors. Using these resources, students will go head-to-head in a product design competition. […]

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Universities Look to Grow Partnership with NCI

Universities Look to Grow Partnership with NCI MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN, April 5, 2017 –Longwood University wants to add new bachelor’s degree programs at the New College Institute (NCI) and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) wants to become involved in engineering and technology programs there. The universities expressed their desires to NCI’s board this week as part of […]

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New College Institute Board Approves Plans For Future Direction

NCI Board Approves Plans For Future Direction Martinsville, Va. – Progress and new programming were the themes of the New College Institute (NCI) Board of Directors meeting on Monday. During the meeting, NCI Chair Senator Bill Stanley presented a proposal for the future direction of the institution, which was unanimously approved by the Board.  NCI […]

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Virginia Governor Announces $600,000 Competitive Grant Program For CTE Equipment

Virginia Governor Announces $600,000 Competitive Grant Program For CTE Equipment. WSLS-TV Roanoke, VA (3/23) reported Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced “$600,000 in competitive grants to 16 high schools and technical centers to upgrade equipment for their career and technical education (CTE) programs.” The piece quoted McAuliffe saying, “As we continue to build the new Virginia […]

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The Talent War – Engaging Top Talent in a Multi-Generational Workforce

The Talent War – Engaging Top Talent in a Multi-Generational Workforce The Manufacturing and Distribution sectors are making a big comeback in the U.S. We’ve seen continued expansion on U.S. soil, and hiring managers in these sectors are poised to add staff, but we aren’t seeing a multitude of people ready to take on these […]