Start today and empower tomorrow … for countless opportunities.

Virginia’s technology and engineering careers have never offered more exciting opportunities. Just under 1 million job openings are predicted by 2026, and it doesn’t stop there. CNBC named Virginia the top state for business, and employers continue to prove why. In Southern Virginia alone, companies like Eastman Chemical Company, Morgan Olson, Microsoft Corporation and others have collectively invested millions and created thousands of jobs. That’s where GO TEC comes in… the region’s solution to a dependable pipeline of exceptional talent. Learn how we and our partners prepare the skilled workers of today and tomorrow to empower these industries and more.

GO TEC – A Growing Talent Pathway Initiative

GO TEC is a talent pathway initiative that introduces middle school students to strategic sectors, like precision machining, welding, IT coding and networking, automation and robotics, and others.

GO TEC - A Growing Talent Pathway Initiative
GO TEC - A Growing Talent Pathway Initiative

Work-ready graduates produced last year and growing


Students, or future workers, enrolled in the talent pipeline


Projected Virginia jobs in GO TEC career clusters by 2026


Goodyear Donation Will Keep the GO TEC® Mobile Lab rolling
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company donated two replacement tag axle tires to the Great Opportunities in Technology and Engineering Careers (GO…
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GO TEC® Announces Angela Rigney as Director
The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) is proud to announce an innovative educator and champion for career and technical education,…
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SWVA Economic Forum
“Finding, recruiting, and keeping talent is the name of the game for any business.” UVA-Wise is holding an economic forum on May…
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Innovation in Education and Community Outreach Award
  Presenting the 2021 Innovative Stars Awards Celebrating Southern Piedmont’s technology community and honoring the contributions of individuals and organizations that promote…
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Welcome New Advisory Board Member
GO TEC would like to welcome Dr. Betty Jo Foster who was recently named Interim President of the Institute for Advanced Learning…
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Economic Development Highlights from Region 3
Bryan David, program director of GO Virginia Region 3, shares the details behind The Growth and Opportunity Act. He also touches on…
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