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No General Membership Meeting in October as VSRA Members Support VSRF Golf Tournament

There will be no VSRA General Membership Luncheon Meeting in October. Instead, VSRA Members will be supporting the Virginia Ship Repair Foundation through their annual VSRF Golf Tournament held at Bayville Golf Club in Virginia Beach.

The Virginia Ship Repair Foundation (VSRF), a 501(c)(3) organization, is the educational arm of the Virginia Ship Repair Association. The Foundation aims to assist VSRA member companies, both locally and nationally, in their efforts to produce the highest quality ship repair services by convening and deploying efficient training and employee recruitment strategies. The VSRF has strong partnerships with other maritime organizations, educational institutions, workforce boards, and other community organizations.

VSRF initiatives include:

  • Participation in regional & local Career Day Events
  • Outreach to Technical Schools and CTEs statewide
  • Ship Skills Handbooks to introduce entry-level workers to maritime trades
  • LEGO Competition for Middle School Students
  • Ship Repair Race Night at Langley Speedway
  • Pre-Hire Trade Training Programs

The VSRF Board of Directors is comprised of apprenticeship and human resource leaders from VSRA member companies, including all Large Ship Repairers, and several ship repairers, sub-contractors, and suppliers. The VSRF Board meets regularly, on the second Wednesday of each month. For questions about the VSRF and its initiatives, please contact Barbara Washer at BWasher@VirginiaShipRepair.org or Sallena Nikitas at SNikitas@VirginiaShipRepair.org, or call the VSRA office at (757) 233-7034.

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