Rethinking How To Pay For Workforce Training
December 17, 2018
Interim President of Tidewater Community College, Greg DeCinque, discusses the importance of workforce education and funding. Click the link below to read more about the challenges currently being faced, the benefits of investment, as well as the committment to improvement.
VSRA Awarded OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant
November 19, 2018
The Virginia Ship Repair Association is pleased to announce that we have received an OSHA Susan Harwood Grant to develop maritime-specific electrical hazard training.
Please click here for more information on the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program and award announcement.
Click here to view the Inside Business Article: OSHA grant will support electrical safety training for local maritime workers
Presentation - John Warren, DMME
May 01, 2018
John Warren, Director, Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy spoke to the VSRA Membership at the April Luncheon. Please click here to view Mr. Warren's presentation.Read the full article
Bill Crow Op-Ed in Virginian Pilot: Workforce Development Funding Essential
January 29, 2018
VSRA President Bill Crow provided an Op-Ed to the Virginian Pilot regarding the importance of funding for workforce development programs. Click the link below to view the full article:
Pilot Online: Workforce development funding essential for economy, national security
TCC, Virginia Ship Repair Partner for Training Program
November 15, 2017
TCC, Virginia Ship Repair partner for training program in pipefitting
From TCC Today
A new partnership between Tidewater Community College and the Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA) offers a Pre-Hire Training Program in Pipefitting for students seeking immediate employment in an in-demand career field.
The VSRA program is designed to help meet the workforce needs of regional shipbuilding and ship repair companies by providing hands-on training in pipefitting. Students enrolled in the program learn to install and maintain high and low pressure pipe systems and support equipment aboard waterborne or Naval vessels.Read the full article
Results: 2017 Virginia Ship Repair Awareness & Perception Survey Results
September 01, 2017
Click here to view the results of our recent public perception surveyRead the full article
Daily Press: Glen McClure Exhibit Review
July 25, 2017
"Photographer's wide-ranging eye for faces and landscapes on display in Hampton"
The Daily Press, July 24, 2017
Please click here to view a recent Daily Press article reviewing Glen McClure's exhibit on the Ship Repair Workers of Hampton Roads.
PLEASE READ: Preserve Our Navy's Readiness - Save Our Jobs
April 12, 2017
As many of you may be aware, the negative impact of Congress not approving the recent Navy supplemental appropriations request combined with possibly having to operate the entire year under a Continuing Budget Resolution will be devastating to our Navy’s fleet.
The Virginia Ship Repair Association provides this information so that local member companies and their employees may share with the entire Hampton Roads community and ship repair companies nationwide to contact their members of Congress and voice their concern by urging them to pass the 2017 National Defense and Mid-Year Supplemental Appropriation Bills to alleviate this very disastrous situation.
Provided below are sample letters, each including the phone numbers of our congretional delegation (phone calls are strongly encouraged as well):
1. Download a VSRA Member Company Sample Letter
2. Download a National Industry Company Sample Letter
3. Download a Community/Employee Sample Support Letter
Reference A - Navy CR Implications Info Paper, please include with each letter sent.Read the full article
DFARS Cyber Security Change: 252.204-7012 Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting.
March 24, 2017
December 31, 2017 is the compliance deadline for DFARS 252.204-7012 Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting. You can view DFARS 252.204-7012 HERE.
In preparation for this compliance deadline, VSRA has developed a Cybersecurity Committee to assist companies in navigating this federal requirement. The Committee meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 9:00 AM at the VSRA Office in Downtown Norfolk.
Please contact Barbara Washer, VSRA Development & Event Strategist, for more information: (757) 233-7034 or BWasher@VirginiaShipRepair.org.