Employer Testimonials

“Blue Ridge Community College’s Machining Program is more than just a valuable asset to our area, it is an imperative facet to our industry. Without education in Machining and Manufacturing, our ability to be competitive in the Global Economy would suffer. BRCC provides more than just Machining Programs, they provide a path for a solid future in an uncertain world.”

Brad Pence
Bryan Tool & Machining Inc.

"The nature of our business requires that all of our employees be fully trained on the handling and distribution of Hazardous Materials in the workplace.  With the numerous options available to receive this training, nothing comes close to the materials, facilities, and instructors at BRCC to efficiently and effectively accomplish our training needs.

Warren Buffet is certainly correct when he says that “Price is what you pay and Value is what you get.”

Terry Whitmore, Owner
E & M Auto Paint and Supply Corp.

“Blue Ridge Community College has become a valued partner in raising the skill and knowledge levels of our current and future workforce…We are proud to partner with BRCC in developing a workforce equipped to face the challenges ahead in our local and regional economy.”

Jeff Stapel
Human Resources Manager, Shickel Corporation

“Our participants (employees) have been very pleased with both the course content and presentation of the material.”

Tom Ivy
President, F.R. Drake Company

"Daikin Applied has found the WorkKeys job skill assessments, facilitated through BRCC’s Continuing Education Center, to be a very useful hiring, job placement, and employee development tool. Our partnership with BRCC, with WorkKeys and other training services, has been a very positive and productive experience."

Don Roderick
Manager of Operational Excellence

“ComSonics, Inc. is extremely competitive with our manufacturing, product and service businesses.  Finding and keeping skilled electronics workers is getting much more difficult.  Blue Ridge Community College has worked with us over the past several years to provide quality electronics and manufacturing skills support and has also provided a variety of driver safety training programs which were custom designed for our positions.  These valuable training programs have specifically addressed the unique job requirements and skills needed by our company.  Such training has helped and will continue to help ComSonics retain qualified employees and remain competitive and grow. BRCC and their staff provide a high degree of excellence in developing and delivering customized training programs to fill gaps in our workforce capabilities which will enable us to keep up with the changing dynamics and competiveness of the global business climate.”

Pam Snyder
SPHR Director of Human Resources, ComSonics, Inc.

“We knew that they had great facilities, materials, and knowledgeable instructors. The training BRCC provided met our needs. Before looking outside the valley, talk to the group at BRCC. If they don’t have what you need, they will try to build it for you and with you.”

Deb Van Horn
Rockingham Group

“Our employees were very happy with the quality of training they received through BRCC, and even happier when the training was held at their work location.”

Faith Souder
County of Augusta