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This spring the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing organized three Manufacture Your Career events.  These events focused around a panel discussion highlighting the manufacturing sector and the career paths it offers. Panelists discussed multiple topics including pay and benefits, facility safety, common misconceptions, employer desired soft skills, and different job opportunities. Students took the opportunity to

  This fall 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. Panelists discussed multiple topics including how manufacturers are responding to the changing expectations of younger generations, facility safety, common misconceptions, employer desired soft skills,

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,

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

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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

Manufacture Your Career

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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 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

On April 13th, in cooperation with Southwest Virginia Community College, Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing co-hosted Manufacture Your Career, a panel discussion highlighting the manufacturing sector and the career paths it offers. Stephanie Davis, Director of Career Services at SWVCC, successfully promoted the event and recruited students from a variety of technical programs to participate.

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