The Power of Partnership Between Schools and Employers

Students troubleshooting machinery

Keith Harkins, Vice President of Workforce Development at Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC), knows the power of partnership. SVCC’s Power Line Worker Training Program, now in its third year, is the result of partnership between the community college system and the industry of electric cooperatives. “The chancellor of the Virginia Community College System held a […]

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The Problem of Hiring Local Talent – and The Promise of Work Ready Communities

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“We all wear our county hats, but as a region we’re more powerful.” Linda Green, Director of Economic Development for the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance, made this timely observation at a GO Virginia Region 3 meeting earlier this year. Roger Scott, a member of the GO Virginia Region 3 Council, couldn’t agree more. “It’s all […]

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