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CCWA Partners with VMA to Address a Growing Skills Gap in a Vital Industry

CCWA Partners with VMA to Address a Growing Skills Gap in a Vital Industry

Manufacturing is still alive and well in the Greater Richmond region. Our local economy continues to benefit from this thriving business sector, which has created more ancillary jobs in comparison to others. The manufacturing industry, however, is only as good as its human capital, and a large skills gap has appeared in the last decade.

While manufacturing plants have many open positions, and opportunities exist for employees to progress upward internally, employers find it difficult to locate candidates with the needed technical knowledge. This skills gap creates a significant opportunity for companies and individuals to break away from the pack. Job seekers and incumbent employees who are enhancing their knowledge and technical expertise become more competitive. Additionally, companies that actively invest in their employees increase productivity in their workplaces.

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Welding & Manufacturing Training: Announcing CCWA’s New Welding Lab

Welding & Manufacturing Training: Announcing CCWA’s New Welding Lab

There will always be a demand for welders in our workforce. It’s one of those jobs that cannot be shipped overseas, but the field requires technical training and experience to become an expert. Trained welders enjoy numerous benefits, though, including job security and the ability to change careers and geographic locations easily, due to the fact that welding affects just about every industry.

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