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Virginia’s Workforce Solution

Posted on August 26, 2019

Date: August 26, 2019 Earlier this year, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) announced the launch of a world-class custom workforce incentive program in partnership with the Virginia Community College System. This program will be a service-based incentive that will provide customized training and recruitment services to competitive, high impact, job-creation projects. The Virginia Jobs […]

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InDemand Series: Truck Driver

Posted on August 21, 2019

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: August 20, 2019  WHSV – “It’s totally different from anything I’ve ever done in the past,” said Ken Rogers, a driver with IDM Trucking. “It’s very enjoyable. There’s some tense moments when you’re driving in traffic in some of the major cities, but you’re your own boss.” For […]

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InDemand Series: Commercial Pilot

Posted on August 8, 2019

For original WHSV article, 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 Virginia Business – 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 […]

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InDemand Series: Sheet Metal Fabrication Technician

Posted on July 23, 2019

For original WHSV article, 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 original WHSV article, 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 […]

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InDemand Series: Network Engineer

Posted on June 26, 2019

For original WHSV article, 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 […]

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InDemand Series: Licensed Practical Nurse

Posted on June 12, 2019

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: June 11, 2019  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 years […]

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InDemand Series: Chef

Posted on May 28, 2019

For original WHSV article, 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 […]

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InDemand Series: Diesel Technician

Posted on May 15, 2019

For original WHSV article, 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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