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New Teams Stack Up at Second Annual Richmond LogistXGames

New Teams Stack Up at Second Annual Richmond LogistXGames

To highlight the supply chain and logistics industry, the second annual Richmond LogistXGames were held Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Liberty Property’s Richmond Distribution Center at 4101 Carolina Avenue in Richmond, Va to benefit Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA). Representatives of Liberty Property Trust, CBRE|Richmond, CCWA, Port of Virginia, Rite-Hite Corporation, Greater Richmond Partnership, and Richmond Commercial Services put on the event.

This competition included eight of the region’s top logistics players: CCWA, CBRE |Richmond, Port of Virginia, McKesson, FDH Velocitel, Riverside Logistics, and Best Bully Sticks. “This is a fun event, but at the end of the day it has a really important cause,” said Wood Thornton, of CBRE|Richmond Co-Chair of the games. “We see the importance of promoting teamwork, safety standards, and employee pride through the LogistXGames.”

“CCWA was excited to bring back this event for another year,” said Wes Smith, Manufacturing Workforce Development Coordinator at CCWA and Co‐Chair. “We are continuing our commitment to enhancing performance and productivity within the logistics firms in the Greater Richmond area and providing students with scholarships.”

Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit workforce development programs at the Community College Workforce Alliance.

Four events sparked fierce competition and tested the teamwork, talent, efficiency and speed of each competing company. The games mirror the logistics work environment, with an added twist: Pallet Puzzle Sprint, Pallet Jack Relay, Pick/Pack Hurdle and Box Put.

The 2016 Richmond LogistXGames bragging rights go to:

  • Golden Pallet – Riverside Logistics
  • Silver Pallet – Best Bully Sticks
  • Bronze Pallet – McKesson


About CBRE – Richmond

CBRE|Richmond is a CBRE, Inc. affiliate office serving the Central Virginia region. The firm assists real estate owners, investors and occupiers by offering strategic advice and execution for property leasing and sales; property, facilities and project management; corporate services; debt and equity financing; investment management; valuation and appraisal; research and investment strategy; and consulting. In 2015, CBRE|Richmond completed 407 lease transactions encompassing 4.5 million square feet and totaling $324 million in value. The Richmond office also completed 75 sales transactions in 2015 with a total value of $244 million. For more information about the Richmond office, visit our website, www.cbre.com/richmond.

About CBRE in the Mid-South Region

CBRE is the only global real estate services firm with offices in Norfolk, Newport News, Richmond, Charlottesville, and Fredericksburg, VA, and Raleigh and Greensboro, NC. These offices are collectively referred to as the Mid-South region. The CBRE Mid-South offices (excluding Northern Virginia and Charlotte, NC offices) completed $2.9 billion of sales and leasing transactions in 2015.

About CBRE Group, Inc.

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2015 revenue). The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

CCWA Leads Fort Lee Customer Service Training

CCWA Leads Fort Lee Customer Service Training

When leaders at Fort Lee were looking for customer service training for garrison employees, they looked to the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) for program development and instruction.

CCWA’s years of customer service delivery provided a foundation for teaching the garrison team to positively work toward resolutions for a variety of client challenges, actively listen, maintain a polite professional manner, effectively manage job stress and exceed customer expectations.

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CCWA’s 2017 Summer Youth Camps

CCWA’s 2017 Summer Youth Camps

In its fifth summer at CCWA, nearly 100 students (ages 8-12)  learned from digital arts industry experts, Black Rocket during eight camp courses including Minecraft Modders, Code Breakers, and much more.

One of this summer’s instructors Elise Neuscheler said, “the kids loved it and they leave with their eyes open to new possibilities.” She added, “they get to peek under the surface of games and programs that they use every day.” The Minecraft series remains the most popular and a new course Creative Design and Robotics was offered this summer.

Students were able to upload their work to a website to share with parents, receive comments and access their progress. Returning students were able to create more advanced projects and build onto previous projects.

Please check back in the spring of 2018 for a list of next summer’s camp offerings.

Community College Workforce Alliance Named VMA Partner of the Year

Community College Workforce Alliance Named VMA Partner of the Year

The Manufacturing Skills Institute(MSI) announced today that the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) has earned the 2015 VMA Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding leadership in increasing access to industry certifications in the Central Virginia region of the Commonwealth. CCWA partners with industry to deliver the MSI Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) certificate program onsite at companies as well as its college campuses.

“CCWA has created a service delivery model that incorporates both the skills needs of manufacturers and the employment needs of individuals by creating training cohorts of job candidates that receive a customized connection with employers upon MT1 program completion and attainment of the MSI nationally recognized MT1 certification,” said Katherine DeRosear, MSI Executive Director. “CCWA understands the value of industry credentials as a way in which individuals can signal they are ‘manufacturing work ready’ and companies appreciate the return on value in the hiring marketplace.”

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Virginia Awarded $6.9 Million in American Apprenticeship Grants

Virginia Awarded $6.9 Million in American Apprenticeship Grants

RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has been awarded $6.9 million in American Apprenticeship Grants from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to expand apprenticeships in high-growth industries.  U.S. DOL awarded $175 million in grants to 46 awardees, and Virginia is being awarded funding for apprenticeship initiatives at the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc. and the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA). CCWA is the workforce development partnership between John Tyler Community College and Reynolds Community College.

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