Author Archive | Sierra Franklin

Welding Moves Trainee From Job to Career

After graduating from high school, Eugene Barksdale pursued a career in construction. Although he could find jobs, he found that without formal training or industry certifications he wasn’t able to establish a career. Barksdale bounced from job to job with no security for his income or future. By 2016, he was ready for a change. […]

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SVHEC Mechatronics Program Provides Skills For Career Advancement

“I chose the Mechatronics program because I’d recently gotten a promotion to become a maintenance technician at the Walmart Distribution Center in Mebane, NC.” While familiar with maintenance, Thomas found he was not familiar with some of the technology. “I hadn’t done much with PLCs (programmable logic controls), and the mechatronics program was a big […]

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SVHEC Celebrates ITA and Mechatronics Completers

Thirty-seven IT Academy (ITA) and Mechatronics trainees were recognized at the SVHEC’s Workforce Training Completion Ceremony on January 25th. It was a night of firsts as the SVHEC celebrated several program milestones. Five Essel-Propack (Danville) employees were recognized for completing the SVHEC’s first customized Mechatronics training, and the IT Academy honored its first cybersecurity completers. […]

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