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This fall 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

The Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing hosted its sixth annual Manufacturers’ Awards Banquet in connection with National Manufacturing Day. Over 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 4th, to celebrate manufacturing and its achievements over the past

Through this blog series we will introduce you to local manufacturing workers and explore their career paths and how manufacturing has positively impacted their lives. We want to show the community how manufacturing allows individuals to have a career they are proud of and enjoy. We would first like to introduce you to Alan Freeman,

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,

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

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