Author Archive | Hope Gayles

Increase Welding Expertise with At Home Welding Short Course

The longer days and warming temperatures mean more time to complete projects at home or on the farm. Expand your DIY expertise with the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s (SVHEC) “At Home Welding” class. This six-week course provides instruction on safety and basic welding processes including stick, MIG, and TIG welding, and cutting with plasma […]

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New Explore Welding Workshops

Spark a new skill in 2019! Get your feet wet with a one-day, Explore Welding class OR dive deeper with the six-week, At-Home Welding Workshop. Explore Welding: Get a basic overview, with hands-on practice, in Stick, MIG, and TIG welding, and cutting with plasma and oxy-fuel. If you’re interested in welding, but want to “get […]

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3D Printing Enhances Experience for Mechatronics Trainees

The Mechatronics program at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center has now integrated three dimensional (3D) printing into its Level 2 Mechatronics program. With the addition of this technology, trainees can quickly and easily apply classroom concepts into real-world project challenges. By using 3-D modeling, trainees can apply their knowledge in CAD to design and […]

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Enrollment Open for New Mechatronics Level 1 Class

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) is now recruiting for its Mechatronics Level 1 program. Classes for the hands-on training program will begin Oct.1st. To begin the enrollment process individuals should attend an upcoming information session on: Tues., 8/28 at 5:00PM Thurs., 8/30 at 10:00AM Tues, 9/4 at 5:00PM Thurs., 9/6 at 10:00AM Tues., […]

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American Welding Society Certification Testing Now Available

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) recently became an Accredited Testing Facility (ATF) through the American Welding Society (AWS). With this internationally recognized designation, the SVHEC now provides welding trainees, experienced welders, and regional employers with access to pursue a world-class industry certification. “AWS is the cream of the crop for welding certification. Being […]

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Workforce Training Partnership Launched at Make It…in SoVA

On September 29th, regional leaders from industry, workforce development, and education attended Make It…in SoVA where the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) launched its newest workforce training partnership with Siemens Technik Akadmie in Berlin, Germany. “We’re excited to officially launch our partnership with Siemens Technik Akademie. This partnership, and the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification […]

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SoVA CME Celebrates Workforce Training Completers

Mechatronics and Welding Completers Celebrated         SoVA Center of Manufacturing Excellence is proud to celebrate its newest Mechatronics and Welding program completers. These individuals have successfully finished our hands-on workforce training programs, and earned the skills and certifications needed to be successful in the workforce. They will be celebrated at a completion […]

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First Mechatronics Level 2 Training to be Offered

Level 1 not required to enroll The SoVA Center of Manufacturing Excellence (SoVA CME)’s, Mechatronics program will take another step forward when it offers its first Mechatronics Level 2 training in September. Training will take place at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in downtown South Boston. Mechatronics Level 2 training will cover six topics: […]

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Strong Start for 2nd Industrial Maintenance/Mechatronics Cohort

Special to SoVA CME The SoVA Center of Manufacturing Excellence recently welcomed its second group of eight students into the industrial maintenance/mechatronics program. The hands on training at Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) prepares students for a career in many industries including mechanical, electrical, computer software/control engineering (PLCs) to design and manufacture products. Students […]

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New Industrial Maintenance/Mechatronics Cohort Starting in 2017

Attend an upcoming information session to start your new career Manufacture your future in Industrial Maintenance/Mechatronics through the SoVA Center of Manufacturing Excellence (SoVA CME). Beginning January 17, 2017, hands-on training in industrial maintenance/mechatronics will be offered at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston, VA. The six-month training leads to several industry […]

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