Manufacture Your Future in Mechatronics

Industrial Maintenance Mechatronics Manufacture your future in Mechatronics through the SoVA Center of Manufacturing Excellence (SoVA CME). Beginning March 7th, SoVA CME will offer an accelerated training program leading to industry recognized Mechatronics Certification.

The term “mechatronics” encompasses a broad range of technical disciplines including mechanics, electronics, control systems, and computer terms. The 13-week training program will feature extensive hands-on instruction in each of these areas. Mechatronics certified instructors with a combined 50+ years of industrial experience will teach the classes, and work with students to develop the skills needed to find employment as an industrial maintenance technician or machine operator.

According to Scarlett Brandon, SoVA CME Program/Marketing Coordinator, individuals in these careers enjoy salaries ranging from $35,000–$55,000, depending on the locality and size of the industry. “Mechatronics certification offers a path to good jobs that exist today for qualified individuals,” Brandon said.

SoVA CME Mechatronics training will be held at the Innovation Center, on the campus of the Southern VA Higher Education Center (SVHEC). To learn more about the Industrial Maintenance/Mechatronics program and career opportunities, individuals should attend an upcoming information session.

Upcoming information sessions will be

  • Friday, Feb.19th at 10:00am
  • Tuesday, Feb. 23rd at 10:00am and 5:30pm
  • Thursday, Feb. 25th at 10:00am and 5:30pm
  • Monday, Feb. 29th at 10:00am and 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, Mar. 2nd at 10:00am and 5:30pm
  • Friday, Mar. 4th at 10:00am

Interested individuals should contact Scarlett Brandon, SoVA CME Program/Marketing Coordinator at 572.5473 or email to register for an information session.

The SoVA CME is a collaborative partnership between the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, Danville Community College, and Southside Virginia Community College to provide hands-on training leading to industry recognized credentials in three focus areas: welding, precision machining, and industrial maintenance/mechatronics. SoVA CME is one of three manufacturing Centers of Excellence funded by the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission in consultation with the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing.

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