SVAM’s vision is to unite Southwest Virginia manufacturers to strengthen our position as a world-leading region of advanced manufacturing opportunities. Led by manufacturers, SVAM utilizes its resources to provide support services to manufacturers to meet a wide variety of needs.
SVAM works with manufacturers across the region to meet their ongoing needs. SVAM provides direct services such as resources support, providing opportunities for manufacturers to share best practices with one another, promoting job openings, offering trainings, and much more.
As a membership-driven organization, SVAM offers a menu of benefits exclusive to its member companies.
Supporting the sustainment and advancement of manufacturing in Southwest Virginia through regional collaborations, improving the image of manufacturing, and closing the skills gap.
SVAM operates by the following three goals as outlined in its Articles of Incorporation:
To establish and promote the regional collaborations in support of manufacturing and manufacturing careers as part of an economic development initiative.
To redefine the image of manufacturing with young people and their parents, their educators, the community and policymakers in a manner that increases the number of young adults and other member of the workforce who pursue manufacturing careers.
To close the skills gap for regional manufacturers by aligning educational and workforce training resources with the most pressing demands of area industry.
Did you know that manufacturing is alive and thriving in Southwest Virginia? The region's more than 350 manufacturing companies are currently offering exciting and rewarding careers to 17,000 people and they're looking for many more.CAREERS
Want to know more about what manufacturers look like today? Check out our Careers in Manufacturing Page.