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Rockbridge Area Advanced Manufacturing Program (RAAMP)

GO Virginia Funding


Strategic Framework

Talent Development

Targeted Industry

Light Manufacturing

This project addresses the demand for welders throughout the Shenandoah Valley by increasing enrollment and student access to training opportunities in welding.

GO Virginia provided $100,000 to Byers Techincal Institute, a branch of Byers Inc., to hire intstructures and procure equipment to expand training programs that addres the high demand for skilled welders at Byers as well as several of their local industry partners.

Program highlights…

Secured employement for 43 graduates by 15 different companies
Average starting salary is $44,742
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