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 the past year. Once dinner was fully served, attendees were welcomed by Alex Lupi, SVAM Board Member, who recapped SVAM’s accomplishments since its 2019 Banquet ...
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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 different job opportunities for varying levels of education. Students took the opportunity to ask the panel members interesting and insightful questions about manufacturing. Students networked ...
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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 achievements over the past year. This year SVAM invited Kathy D’Antoni with the West Virginia Department of Education to give the keynote address. She discussed ...
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In October, SVAM held Manufacture Your Career events at UVa-Wise, Southwest Virginia Community College, and Virginia Highlands Community College. 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 also had the opportunity to ask their own questions about manufacturing. Students networked ...
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On August 13th, at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, SVAM hosted its annual Manufacturers’ Expo. The sixth annual Expo welcomed manufacturers, vendors, and resource providers. This event provided an excellent opportunity for manufacturers to network and share ideas. 17 manufacturers from across Southwest Virginia, representing a wide variety of products and company sizes, attended this year’s Expo. This was in addition to resource providers and vendors. This led to ...
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On August 14th, at the Wytheville Meeting Center, the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing hosted its annual Manufacturers’ Expo. The fifth annual Expo hosted a variety of attendees, ranging from manufacturers to vendors and resource providers. The purpose of the event was to provide a unique opportunity for manufacturers from all across the region to come together with one purpose: to meet one another, network, and share ideas. It provided ...
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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 successful year of promotion of manufacturing as a career and renewed its commitment to continued ...
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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 different job opportunities for varying levels of education. Students took the opportunity to ask the panel members interesting and insightful questions about manufacturing. Students networked ...
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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 achievements over the past year. This year SVAM invited Kathy D’Antoni with the West Virginia Department of Education to give the keynote address. She discussed ...
Read more
In October, SVAM held Manufacture Your Career events at UVa-Wise, Southwest Virginia Community College, and Virginia Highlands Community College. 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 also had the opportunity to ask their own questions about manufacturing. Students networked ...
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On August 13th, at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, SVAM hosted its annual Manufacturers’ Expo. The sixth annual Expo welcomed manufacturers, vendors, and resource providers. This event provided an excellent opportunity for manufacturers to network and share ideas. 17 manufacturers from across Southwest Virginia, representing a wide variety of products and company sizes, attended this year’s Expo. This was in addition to resource providers and vendors. This led to ...
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This spring SVAM held two Manufacture Your Career events. These events focused on a panel of manufacturing professionals discussing the manufacturing sector and highlighting the benefits of working in manufacturing. Panelists discussed multiple topics including career opportunities, myths of manufacturing, pay and benefits, facility safety, and desired soft skills. Students took the opportunity to ask panelists interesting and insightful questions about manufacturing and how best to enter the field. After ...
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On August 14th, at the Wytheville Meeting Center, the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing hosted its annual Manufacturers’ Expo. The fifth annual Expo hosted a variety of attendees, ranging from manufacturers to vendors and resource providers. The purpose of the event was to provide a unique opportunity for manufacturers from all across the region to come together with one purpose: to meet one another, network, and share ideas. It provided ...
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