From April to July 2022, SVAM offered numerous free trainings for its members, including an OSHA 30-Hour training and supervisor trainings. Johnnie Keene, Assistant Professor of Machine Technology at Virginia Highlands Community College, led SVAM's first member-exclusive OSHA 30-Hour Training at Wytheville Community College in June-July. This training was provided in partnership with Virginia Highlands Community College and Wytheville Community College. Each student who finished each day of the course, ...
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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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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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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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