Each year SVAM accepts nominations for its Outstanding Woman in Manufacturing Award. The nominees are scored by a panel of judges based on company impact, community impact, personal drive, and leadership.    Through the Outstanding Women in Manufacturing program, many amazing women have been recognized for their contributions to the world of manufacturing in Southwest Virginia. The purpose of this program is to change the image of manufacturing and highlight ...
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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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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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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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