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InDemand Series: Industrial Manufacturing Technician with The Hershey Company

Posted on February 7, 2019

For full WHSV video, click here. Date: February 7, 2019 WHSV – A job that has you surrounded by chocolate? Sign me up! Thanks to a unique apprenticeship program through The Hershey Company, one young lady is on a fast track to her Journeyman’s card and a forever career in one of the sweetest jobs in the […]

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InDemand Series: Dental Assistant

Posted on January 22, 2019

For full WHSV video, click here. Date: January 22, 2019 WHSV – After staying home with her children for several years, Rebecca Ligouri was looking to go back to work in a career that did not need extensive schooling. “Preventative dentistry, such as cleanings, is on the rise, and so more people are seeking dental care,” […]

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Augusta County Company Selected to Participate in Virginia’s VALET Program: Two-year export program provides resources to support international business expansion

Posted on January 17, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate: January 17, 2019 Contact:          Suzanne Clark, (804) 545-5806, sclark@vedp.org RICHMOND, VA — The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) today announced the acceptance of an Augusta County company, AccuTec Blades, Inc., into its two-year Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program. The VALET program assists companies in the Commonwealth that are committed […]

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InDemand Series: Electrician

Posted on January 9, 2019

For full WHSV video, click here. Date: January 9, 2019 WHSV – For some people, college just isn’t for them. Having an apprenticeship can lead the way to a successful path. Colten is going through an apprenticeship program with Massanutten Technical Center. He takes class there while getting real world experience, right on the floor. “I […]

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InDemand Series: CNC Technician

Posted on December 26, 2018

For full WHSV video, click here. Date: December 26, 2018 WHSV – There’s demand for computer numerically-controlled machine operators in the Shenandoah Valley. These workers help operate and maintain the equipment that helps build parts of many things people use every day. Companies like Cadence help employees by reimbursing them for taking classes to help their […]

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InDemand Series: Software Developer

Posted on December 17, 2018

For the full WHSV video, click here. Date: December 17, 2018 WHSV – Software developers can work with people from all over the world, from right at home. For one software developer in the Valley, he used his skills as a farmer to make a transition into a career he loves. “So I grew up on […]

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GO Virginia Region 8 Awards Funding for Talent Solutions Strategy – Initiative will target filling middle- and high-skill workforce gaps.

Posted on December 17, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 17, 2018 Contacts: Bonnie Riedesel, (540) 885-5174, bonnie@cspdc.org Faith McClintic, (804) 347-1877, govareg8pd@gmail.com HARRISONBURG – The GO Virginia Region 8 Council has approved funding for the Shenandoah Valley Talent Solutions Strategy under the Enhanced Capacity Building category. Enhanced Capacity Building activities support analysis and planning for project development and implementation. […]

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Governor Northam Announces Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund Planning Grant Awarded to Shenandoah County: Funding will help local government incorporate agriculture into overall economic development

Posted on December 4, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 4, 2018 Office of the Governor Contact: Ofirah Yheskel Email: Ofirah.Yheskel@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Contact: Elaine Lidholm Email: Elaine.Lidholm@vdacs.virginia.gov Phone: (804) 786-7686 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced a grant for Shenandoah County from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) Fund to help develop a […]

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InDemand Series: Learn about the Demand for Mechatronics Technician Apprenticeships

Posted on November 27, 2018

For the full WHSV video, click here. Date: November 27, 2018 WHSV – Mechatronics is a field you may have not heard of, but it combines electronics with mechanical engineering. Stephen Anderson was getting out of the Navy, with a background in aviation. He thought he would wind up out of state, but the Hershey Company […]

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InDemand Series: InDemand is Bank on WHSV

Posted on November 13, 2018

For full WHSV video, click here. Date: November 13, 2018 WHSV – “InDemand” will showcase what jobs, apprenticeships, and opportunities are right in your backyard. “We want to encourage people in the valley to look at what is in demand in our Valley,” said Debby Hopkins with the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board. “What pays good? […]

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