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Work Talk

Nov 7, 2017

This episode was recording live during the CPID Advanced Manufacturing Career Exploration Academy, which helps young people  explore and consider a career in manufacturing. 

Guests include:

Stephanie Surrett is the Executive Director of the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing's Center of Excellence


Sep 13, 2017

This episode features an interview with Travis Staton,President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Southwest Virginia, as he discusses the efforts that his organization is making towards building a career pipeline in Southwest Virginia and their upcoming Careers Expo for Youth. 

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Aug 10, 2017

Vince Hatcher, site manager at Hollingsworth and Vose, discusses the story behind the company, the types of employment opportunities that are available, and what qualities and qualifications the company looks for in prospective employees. 

Jul 24, 2017

Discover the story behind Mohawk Industries, a leader in flooring products, and the various opportunities that exist in their Hillsdale, VA plant. You'll learn about some surprising benefits that the company offers and the various career opportunities that exist within the organization. 


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Jul 24, 2017

Today you'll learn about Somic America, located in Wytheville, VA, and the various positions that exist within the company. Discover what skill sets the company is looking for, what the hiring process looks like and some of the benefits of working for Somic America.

About Somic America: A leading supplier to the...