TNCC and PCFWD Study Identifies Over 11,000 Upcoming Manufacturing Jobs on the Peninsula

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On Monday, September 17, the Peninsula Council for Workforce Development and Thomas Nelson Community College released Skills to Succeed Inventory, a comprehensive study of careers with 14 top Virginia Peninsula manufacturing companies. The companies report they will need 11,500 skilled trades and precision production workers from 2012 to 2016.

The study, funded by the Ford Foundation and Virginia’s Community Colleges, is part of the Peninsula Career Pathways Collaborative, a community-wide initiative that includes businesses, public school divisions, adult education centers, the community college, and regional economic and workforce agencies that will build career pathways. It includes skill-specific information on the number of upcoming manufacturing job openings, identifying 11 high-demand occupations.

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TNCC Awarded Nearly $2 million by U.S. Labor Dept. for Advanced Manufacturing

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Thomas Nelson Community College has been awarded a $1.99 million Community Based Job Training Grant Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Labor to expand its successful manufacturing pipeline. This is the College’s second major national grant in five years.

The College received a $1.95 million High Skills High Growth Jobs Initiative grant four years ago to create an employment pipeline in advanced manufacturing and has since placed over 4,100 individuals in advanced manufacturing jobs, in partnership with the region’s community colleges, workforce boards,  one-stop centers and more than 60 regional manufacturers.
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