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AREVA and Northrop Grumman invest in Virginia’s workforce

AREVA NP and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, two companies that have partnered with Virginia’s Community Colleges to provide workforce development opportunities, are now partnering together and investing $363.4 million in a joint venture to manufacture equipment and pressure vessels for the nuclear industry and to provide nuclear engineering services. The company formed from the partnership, AREVA Newport News, LLC will create 540 production and engineering jobs.

“Here in Virginia, we have access to a great workforce that have been very supportive of our growing business and we are excited to once again expand our operations here,” said Tom Christopher, CEO of AREVA Inc.

AREVA Inc. continues to work with Central Virginia Community College through an engineering sponsorship program that allows students the opportunity for hands-on work with engineering mentors and advances their engineering skills and knowledge.

Northrop Grumman has partnered with Thomas Nelson Community College through a Design Co-Op program that offers paid college tuition and paid co-op work experience for community college students.

For more information on AREVA and Northrop Grumman’s new partnership, please read Governor Kaine’s press release.

Posted by Lauren Von Herbulis

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VaHigherEd Podcast: Episode 5 – Career Coaches Guide ‘Realistic Dreams’

podcast_button1.pngVaHigherEd Podcast: Episode 5– Career Coaches Guide ‘Realistic Dreams.’  Jeff Kraus talks to Charles McLeod, a career coach for J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. He works at Highland Springs High School to encourage students to plan for the future. Students, he says, need to believe in themselves – and their parents have to believe in themselves, as well. Career coaches can help.

Tune in for the fifth in a series of podcasts featuring Voices from Virginia’s Community Colleges. Click on the audio icon at the top to hear the podcast. Or, click on the podcast title to download and listen on your own computer.vhe-podcastimage144x144.jpg

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