On August 30th, at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, SVAM hosted its annual Manufacturers’ Expo. The Expo brought manufacturers of Southwest Virginia together, along with their vendors/suppliers, in a networking and learning environment. Manufacturers set up booths/exhibits for their company and got to know...

This spring, SVAM had the opportunity to speak with high school students through its Opportunities in Manufacturing program, and college students through Manufacture Your Career panel discussions. These programs are used to educate students and educators about the opportunities in Southwest Virginia, the many benefits...

The Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing hosted its annual Manufacturers’ Awards Banquet in connection with National Manufacturing Day on Thursday, October 14th. Business and community leaders from across Southwest Virginia gathered at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center to celebrate manufacturing and its achievements over...

On September 2nd, at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, SVAM hosted its annual Manufacturers’ Expo. The Expo welcomed manufacturers, vendors, and resource providers from all across our region. Representatives from 16 manufacturing companies, showcasing a wide variety of products and company sizes, attended this...

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...

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...