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Considering a Career in Manufacturing?

Manufacturing employs more people than any other private-sector industry in the Shenandoah Valley. According to a December 2020 SmartAsset report, the Staunton-Waynesboro Metro Area ranked #10 and the Harrisonburg Metro Area ranked #21 for the best places to work in manufacturing in the entire country.

Career Information

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Prepare for jobs like: production technician, machine operator, quality control inspector, power plant operator, process control operator, and more.

Merck/Advanced Manufacturing Partnership

Blue Ridge is partnering with Merck and James Madison University to ensure its courses prepare the workforce for in-demand manufacturing jobs. Merck has hired at least 120 interns, contractors and full-time employees from BRCC and JMU as a result of the partnership. 

Check out this video to learn more:

Job Starter

JobStarter is paid training providing the skills and training needed to be successful starting a job in advanced manufacturing. You will spend three weeks training, meeting companies, and choosing the best place for you to work.

JobStarter Information

Manufacturing Classes

Check WCE’s online registration system to see currently scheduled manufacturing classes for adults and high school students, prices, and complete class information.

Have Additional Questions?

Contact Workforce & Continuing Ed
Jim Kaeli
Regional Manufacturing Liaison
(540) 453-2283

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Weyers Cave, Virginia 24486

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