When we did the welding simulator, it was really fun because it seemed so real! We also learned that it takes lots of practice and you have to be very precise or else your piece does not look good and it will not work. M.A. – CMS, grade 8
- M.A., Eighth Grader / Chatham Middle School
We will continue to work with our growing number of partners to increase awareness of career pathways, increase dual enrollment pathways, and increase the number of industry-certified citizens in an effort to build upon regional investments and job creation.
- Dr. Tammy Hurt, Program Manager / GO TEC
It is exciting to see the breadth and depth of regional collaboration among education partners for economic development results that will occur through this unique partnership.
- Charles H. Majors, Vice-Chairman / GO Virginia Region 3 Council
The coolest thing I learned about metrology is how almost everything we use has to be tested for quality.
- E.W., Sixth Grader / Chatham Middle School
GO TEC is an example of the types of effective partnerships that the Regions seek to build through the GO Virginia program. We are excited that our team of higher education partners identified this opportunity and that we were able to demonstrate to the leaders of GO Virginia that GO TEC can successfully scale-up to create an extensive talent marketing message for these three regions.
- Dr. Julie Brown, Director of Advanced Learning / Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
Creative thinking, and building impactful partnerships is the way that rural Virginia can successfully create healthy economies, and this is an example of rural leadership in action.