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CNRMC Workload Estimate (as of March 1, 2019)

April 04, 2019

The following CNRMC Private Sector Workload Estimate charts and info are being provided FYI and SA should you be interested:

Please CLICK HERE to view the Workload Charts (as of 01 March 2019)

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.

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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

Bill Crow: Workforce development funding essential for economy, national security

Bill Crow: Workforce development funding essential for economy, national security

SURFMEPP Overview - Presentation by CAPT Bauer at November Membership Luncheon

December 05, 2017

Please click here to view CAPT Bauer's presentation, an Overview of SURFMEPP, from the November 14, 2017 General Membership Luncheon.

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.

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Results: 2017 Virginia Ship Repair Awareness & Perception Survey Results

September 01, 2017

Click here to view the results of our recent public perception survey

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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.

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