Partnership to Position Southern Virginia as Internationally-Recognized Hub for Advanced Manufacturing Training and Education
Richmond, Va. – The Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) and ECPI University (ECPI) will unveil the new Manufacturing Skills InstituteTM (MSI) on December 14 at 1:00 pm at the SVHEC-Innovation Center, located at 820 Bruce Street in South Boston, VA. The MSI is a flexible education and workforce training system that aligns regional employer needs, industry-recognized credentials and economic development objectives.
The institute will provide education and training programs for both existing and emerging technology skills within the Mid-Atlantic with the goal of making Southern Virginia an internationally-recognized hub for advanced manufacturing training and education. Additionally, ECPI is offering select advanced manufacturing skills certificates that translate into Advanced Standing college credits.
“The system will be phased-in and will include a portfolio of world-class education and skills training that leads to competency-based, industry recognized and stackable credentials,” said Brett Vassey, VMA President and CEO.