Skilled jobs, which require education beyond high school but not a four-year degree, make up the largest part of the labor market in Virginia and the U.S.

In 2012, to prepare the regional workforce for the jobs of tomorrow, three regional Centers of Excellence (CoEs) were established.

Individuals completing specialized training at one of the CoEs can earn nationally recognized industry-specific credentials and certifications.

The Centers of Excellence are industry-focused and offer hands-on advanced and specialty level training in the areas of…

Manufacturing Skills Training
Promoting Manufacturing

Our Vision:

The Centers of Excellence are recognized as an asset for the workforce and economic development through innovative and quality training solutions.

Our Mission:

We are a dynamic network of advanced manufacturing resources that support industry by developing an exceptionally skilled workforce.

Our Values:

QUALITY: Exceeding expectations by applying the highest standards in everything we do.

RESPONSIVE: To the needs of the community, employers, and market changes.

PARTNERSHIP: Leveraging resources by developing collaborative relationships.

INNOVATION: Always seeking creative and forward-thinking solutions.

with passion