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    Dream it. Do It. Virginia Workforce Readiness for Advanced Manufacturing

    The seventh webinar in our 2014 series took place on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.

    The Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) has established an online career information system to bring educational materials about careers and credentials in advanced manufacturing as well as employment opportunities to students, job seekers, and educators. It is called “Dream It. Do It. Virginia.” Its goal is to facilitate workforce and career readiness and increase employment among advanced manufacturers in Virginia.

    This FREE webinar will showcase how “Dream It. Do It. Virginia” supports partners in sharing best practices on educational and promotional strategies. Attendees will hear how various tools, resources and programs are being applied to prepare students and job seekers for careers in today’s high-tech manufacturing sectors.

    Featured speakers:

    Katherine DeRosear, Director of Workforce Development, Virginia Manufacturers Association

    Alice B. Scott, Director of Workforce Operations, Virginia Manufacturers Association

    Attendees will learn:

    • Dream It. Do It. Virginia

    • How “Dream It. Do it. Virginia” serves as a workforce gateway for industry in Virginia.

    • How job seekers and students can conduct a self-assessment of their interests and aptitudes for a career in advanced manufacturing.

    • How citizens can get work-related skills and get certified for certain jobs in manufacturing.

    • How Manufacturing and Advanced Technology Summer Camps are providing youth with hands-on experience using manufacturing and engineering technologies.

    • How educators and workforce providers from high schools, higher education, career centers and economic development and companies across the Commonwealth can become partners of Dream It. Do It. Virginia.

    • Where economic developers and community leaders can go for more information.

    A recording of this session is available here. A transcript of this session is available here.

    To see a schedule of webinars in our series, please click here.