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InDemand Series: Commercial Pilot

Posted on August 8, 2019

For full WHSV video, click here. Date: August 6, 2019 WHSV – Alex Kelley has been with Blue Ridge Aviation in Weyers Cave since 2015. He started out as a flight instructor and is now in a management position. “My dad was a private pilot, and I was at James Madison University as a history […]

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Merck Expansion Spurs New Degrees, Training Programs

Posted on July 29, 2019

For full Virginia Business article, click here. Date: July 29, 2019 Blue Ridge Community College and James Madison University are collaborating with global pharmaceutical manufacturer Merck & Co. to create curriculum and training programs centered on biotechnology, process engineering and workforce development. Merck is investing up to $1 billion over the next three years to […]

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InDemand Series: Sheet Metal Fabrication Technician

Posted on July 23, 2019

For full WHSV video, click here. Date: July 23, 2019 WHSV – This week, we’re delving into a job that can launch you ahead without you ever having to leave the ground. “The work is really interesting,” said Jonathan Thompson, team lead of Hangars D and E at Dynamic Aviation. “It peaks my interests. Gets […]

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InDemand Series: Maintenance Mechanic

Posted on July 9, 2019

For full WHSV video, click here. Date: July 10, 2019 WHSV – In this week’s look at InDemand jobs in the Valley, we’re featuring careers in mechanical work. Jonathan Kisamore, a maintenance mechanic apprentice at Tenneco in Harrisonburg, took a passion for mechanics and turned it into a career. “From a kid on, I’ve always been […]

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InDemand Series: Network Engineer

Posted on June 26, 2019

For full WHSV video, click here. Date: June 25, 2019 WHSV – It’s a technological job that you can thrive in if you describe yourself as a “people person.” “Some people see computer jobs as ‘sit at your desk all day,’ working on computers,” said Josh King, a network engineer with IT Decisions. “That’s not what this […]

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InDemand Series: Licensed Practical Nurse

Posted on June 12, 2019

For full WHSV video, click here. Date: June 11, 2019 WHSV – At some point in our lives, we cross paths with nurses, as they help us through the world of health care. Nurse Krista McKean can thank a nurse she met as a teenager for guiding her on her career path. “When I was 13 […]

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InDemand Series: Chef

Posted on May 28, 2019

For full WHSV video, click here. Date: May 28, 2019 WHSV – Our InDemand job segment continues with a hands on job that allows you to get creative and work on a team to give people a unique and tasty experience. “It’s always been a challenge for me, and I’m learning everyday,” said Chef Beau Floyd, […]

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InDemand Series: Diesel Technician

Posted on May 15, 2019

For full WHSV video, click here. Date: May 14, 2019 WHSV – Ben Siron became interested in the diesel tech field when he was in middle school. He is now solving problems with all kinds of vehicles at Excel Truck Group in Weyers Cave. “The thing I like most about my job is just figuring […]

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Hershey announces $104 million expansion of Augusta County plant

Posted on May 9, 2019

For full WHSV article and video, click here. Date: May 9, 2019 WHSV – Governor Ralph Northam stopped by the Shenandoah Valley for the second time this week to announce an expansion of the Hershey manufacturing facility in Stuarts Draft. “For more than thirty years, The Hershey Company has continued to grow in Augusta County, […]

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Governor Northam Announces The Hershey Company to Invest $104 Million in Augusta County: Major expansion by The Hershey Company to create 65 new jobs

Posted on May 9, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2019 Office of the GovernorContact: Alena YarmoskyEmail: Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Economic Development PartnershipContact: Suzanne ClarkEmail: sclark@vedp.org The Hershey CompanyContact: Jeff BeckmanEmail: jbeckman@hersheys.com Phone: (717) 534-8090 STUARTS DRAFT—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that The Hershey Company, the leading North American chocolate producer and a global snacks company, will invest $104 million to […]

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