SVAM members have stated a strong need for supervisor training offerings for their employees. In response to this need, SVAM partnered with Virginia Tech, Southwest Center to offer the 5 Supervisor Trainings exclusively for SVAM Member companies at no cost. Each training was provided virtually,...

Each year SVAM awards scholarships to deserving high school seniors who wish to pursue a post-secondary education in a manufacturing related field. SVAM awards these scholarships in pursuit of its goal to promote manufacturing and its careers. The purpose of the scholarship is to raise...

Each year, in celebration of National Manufacturing Month (October) SVAM seeks to highlight the significant accomplishments of our region's manufacturing companies. The main way we do this is by presenting manufacturers with awards to showcase their achievements. SVAM's annual Manufacturers' Awards Banquet looked a little different...

In 2020, SVAM launched its Made In SWVA podcast! This podcast is a way for us to share all things manufacturing. We will be speaking with guests about manufacturing careers and opportunities, the benefits of working in manufacturing, how to get started, and more! We...

For the fall of 2020 SVAM moved our Manufacture Your Career panel discussions to virtual events. Students and educators tuned in via Zoom as both individuals and classes. These events focused on a panel discussion highlighting the manufacturing sector and the career paths it offers. Panelists...

This spring, SVAM and Finley Green, Director Career Services, organized a Manufacture Your Career panel discussion at King University. The event focused on highlighting the manufacturing sector and the career paths it offers. Panelists discussed multiple topics including pay and benefits, employer desired skills, and...

The Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing hosted its seventh annual Manufacturers’ Awards Banquet in connection with National Manufacturing Day on Thursday, October 3rd. Business, government, and community leaders from across Southwest Virginia gathered at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center to celebrate manufacturing and its...