SVP NEWS


InDemand Series: Machinist

Posted on September 5, 2019

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: September 3, 2019   WHSV – This week, we’re taking another look at InDemand careers in the Valley. We’re taking you to a plant that helps make books read around the world. Charles Andrews works as a machinist apprentice at LSC Communications in Rockingham County. He helps maintain […]

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Boot Camp Develops Workforce for Sweetest Jobs in the Shenandoah Valley

Posted on August 28, 2019

Date: August 28, 2019 For more than 30 years, The Hershey Company has been a forward-thinking leader among the Shenandoah Valley’s strong food and beverage industry. At their Augusta County facility, Hershey continues their commitment to innovation, recently announcing a $104 million expansion to establish a new Roasting Center of Excellence. The workforce needed to […]

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Governor Northam Announces 102 New Jobs in Shenandoah County

Posted on August 27, 2019

Howell Metal will invest $8 million to expand production at manufacturing facility Date: August 27, 2019 New Market – Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Howell Metal, an established manufacturer of copper tubing and line sets for residential and commercial construction markets, will invest $8 million to expand production at its operation in Shenandoah County. […]

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Governor Northam Announces New Workforce Development Partnership for Commercial Driver Testing

Posted on August 27, 2019

Department of Motor Vehicles and Virginia Community College System join forces to improve access to credentialing services in Virginia Date: August 27, 2019 Richmond – Governor Ralph Northam today announced the FastForward CDL Passway Program, a partnership of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) to increase opportunities […]

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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.” […]

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Celebrating National Aviation Day with Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport

Posted on August 19, 2019

For original article, click here. Date: August 19, 2019 Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport – Happy National Aviation Day – a day that we honor the history and continued advances in aviation! President Franklin Theodore Roosevelt first introduced National Aviation Day in 1939. The date of August 19th was chosen because it’s also the birthday of Orville Wright, […]

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Bloomaker Brings Production In-house: Will Ship Nearly 1 Million Amaryllis Bulbs From Augusta County Headquarters

Posted on August 8, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 8, 2019 Augusta County Economic Development & Tourism Contact: Amanda Glover, Director of Economic Development Phone: (540) 245-5619 E-mail: aglover@co.augusta.va.us WAYNESBORO  – Bloomaker, www.bloomaker.com, a U.S. market leader in amaryllis and potted tulips, will bring its production of amaryllis bulbs in house for quality-control purposes after previously relying on third-party suppliers […]

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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 […]

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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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