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Nearly one hundred and fifty business, government and community leaders from all across Southwest Virginia gathered at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center on Thursday, October 5th, to celebrate manufacturing and its achievements over the past year.  At its fourth annual Manufacturers’ Appreciation and Awards Dinner, the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing hosted this event,

On August 8th, Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing hosted its 2017 Manufacturers’ Expo at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Virginia. The fourth annual Expo hosted a variety of attendees, ranging from manufacturers, to vendors and resource providers. The purpose of the event was to provide a venue for manufacturers to network and

This summer, SVAM and the SVAM Center of Excellence partnered up to provide manufacturing tours as part of the #MadeinSWVA campaign. The campaign was created in support of SVAM’s Goal to change the perception of manufacturing. 2 sets of tours were provided for Mountain Empire Community College and Washington County Career and Technical Education Center.

Prep for Success

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 by

As part of its Prep for Success program, the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing organized trips to local manufacturing facilities for fifty students interested in pursuing careers in manufacturing from Buchanan, Scott, Smyth, and Washington County Schools throughout March and April. Smyth and Washington County students began their day at Utility Trailer Manufacturing, Co. in

Manufacturing Resources Fair

Thursday, 23 March 2017 by

On March 21st, the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing, in partnership with the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board,  held its Manufacturing Resources Fair at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Virginia. The purpose of this event was to give local manufacturers an opportunity to connect with and become more aware of the

    During the month of January, SVAM presented to over 660 students at career and technology schools throughout Southwest Virginia. The schools included: Buchanan Co. Career and Tech School, Grayson Co. Career and Tech Center, Russell Co. Career and Tech School, Scott Co. Career and Tech School, Smyth Co. Career and Tech School, Tazewell

Manufacture Your Career

Monday, 19 December 2016 by

During November, the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing organized two Manufacture Your Career events.  These events focused around a panel discussion highlighting the manufacturing sector and the career paths it offers. Students were encouraged to ask questions and network with the panelists at the end of the event. Students were also provided with info-graphic sheets that

Nearly one hundred and fifty business, government and community leaders from all across Southwest Virginia gathered at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center on Thursday, October 6th, to celebrate manufacturing and its contributions to the economy in the region.  At its annual Manufacturers’ Appreciation and Awards Dinner, the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing reviewed its

On August 9th, Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing hosted the 2016 Manufacturers’ Expo at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Virginia. The third annual expo was a decisive success, with a variety of attendees, ranging from manufacturers, to vendors and resource providers. The purpose of the event was to provide a venue for

On May 25 & 26, 2016, a Made in SWVA (#MadeinSWVA) two day tour of ten manufacturing facilities was provided by SVAM and the SVAM Center of Excellence. Southwest Virginia Community College (SWCC) Career Coaches, Instructors, and Mechatronics Students were given a unique insight into the production, assembly, and/or fabrication of products, made – right

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