Entry level credentials to enter modern manufacturing include Manufacturing Specialist, Manufacturing Technician I and Certified Production Technician, OSHA Safety Training and Career Readiness Certificate. More...
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The Career Readiness Certificate is based on WorkKeys, a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop and retain a high-performance workforce. A CRC can be attained at three levels - bronze, silver or gold - that shows successful completion of assessments in applied mathematics, locating information and reading for information and documents workplace skills for employers to match and fill open positions. Read more about CRC here.
The DiDiVa Robotics and Cyber Academy is a 5 day summer program for high school students with disabilities that will be held in Richmond at the Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired (“VRCBVI”). This is an interactive and fully accessible academy where 28 students served by either DBVI or DARS will assemble, program and code, and take home their own Go-Bots, as well as learn cyber ethics and safety. Training will be taught by National Integrated Cyber Education and Resource Center.
Who: High school students that are rising sophomores through graduating seniors in the 2016-2017 school year throughout the state are eligible. Richmond area students will come to the DBVI Azalea Avenue campus as day students, and out-of-town students will room Sunday through Thursday nights in the dormitories at VRCBVI.
When: June 26-30, 2017, with residential students arriving Sunday, June 25. On June 30, we invite parents to join us for a showcase lunch and awards.
To Apply: Interested applicants should complete and sign applications, and return them to their counselors, who will add a recommendation sheet. Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2017 or until the 28 slots are full, so do not delay. Please note that we cannot accept applications sent from individuals or their parents, only counselors.
Questions? Questions may be emailed to Tish Harris at Tish.Harris@dbvi.virginia.gov
Plan to join this exceptional experience as students experience creation of a product from raw materials to finished product. This exciting camp includes a tour of local manufacturing facility, and hands on learning as participants take purify water on a bottling assembly line that they create themselves! Students from throughout the state are welcome. Check with your counselor for details!
Due to popular demand, two academies will be offered: July 2, 2017 and October 19, 2017.
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