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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Welding Student Earns National Scholarship

Welding@SVHEC student Stacy Morris has been awarded the Build Your Future scholarship from the national Trimmer Construction Education Foundation. Morris is only one of 10 to receive this year’s Trimmer Construction Education Foundation’s scholarship. Morris and the other scholarship recipients will be featured in the December issue of ABC’s Construction Executive Magazine. “I am honored […]

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Noncredit Mechatronics Certification in Virginia

Download Industrial Maintenance/Mechatronics Frequently Asked Questions First noncredit certification will be offered through SVHEC in partnership with Siemens RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) will be entering into a partnership with Siemens, a global technology company, to establish the only noncredit Level 3 Mechatronics training program […]

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SoVA CME Celebrates First Industrial Maintenance/Mechatronics Program Completers

The SoVA Center of Manufacturing Excellence (SoVA CME) is celebrating its first cohort of students who have completed the industrial maintenance/mechatronics training. After 13 weeks of accelerated, hands-on training, students learned the skills required to gain employment as an industrial maintenance technician or machine operator. They also earned industry-recognized credentials including the internationally recognized Siemens […]

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Manufacture Your Future in 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 […]

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SoVA Center of Manufacturing Excellence Trains Local Industrial Maintenance Mechanics

South Boston, VA–Ten local industrial maintenance mechanics recently completed Introduction to Programmable Logic Controls (PLCs) training through the SoVA Center of Manufacturing Excellence (SoVA CME) at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC). Will Soyars, SoVA CME Industrial Maintenance/Mechatronics Program Leader and Ricky Gordon, SoVA CME Programs Technician, conducted the 13 week, hands-on training that […]

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