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January Luncheon: Bill Crow Presents VSRA Annual Report

Bill Crow, President, Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA)
Bill Crow, President, Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA)

The January 2021 General Membership Meeting was held on Tuesday, January 26 via VSRA's Zoom account. Bill Crow, President of the Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA), was the guest speaker and presented the VSRA 2020 Annual Report- an overview of VSRA activities, initiatives, and successes in 2020 and a look ahead at the goals for 2021.

Click Here to View the VSRA 2020 Annual Report!

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Featured Article: Solving the Skilled Labor Gap Through Training & Education

Rod Douglas, Board Member, Workrise
Rod Douglas, Board Member, Workrise

U.S. naval ships are among the most complex weapon systems in the world. Each ship is in need of constant equipment and system upgrades as well as ongoing maintenance. However, the U.S. is experiencing a skilled labor gap that makes staffing for these positions, especially locally, a challenge. With continued concerns of an aging workforce, many of the available incoming workers in maritime hubs lack the necessary training and certification. This skilled worker shortage drives up labor costs across the industry as projects are delayed and dates are pushed back.

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Virtual VSRA Human Resources Professional Development Seminar


Registration launches on March 1, 2021 for the Virtual VSRA Human Resources Professional Development Seminar scheduled for Wednesday, April 7, 2021.  

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15th Annual Ship Repair Virtual Lego Competition


The 15th Annual Ship Repair Virtual LEGO Competition has officially launched! 

TECHNICAL ADVISORS NEEDED if interested email SNikitas@VirginiaShipRepair.org

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VSRF 35th Annual Golf Tournament - ALL Golfer Slots are FULL - Other Sponsorships Available


All Golfer Slots are now FULL for the 2021 Virginia Ship Repair Foundation Golf Tournament. There are more sponsorship opportunities available. 

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February Virtual Membership Meeting: John Larson of Dominion Energy to Discuss Offshore Wind Opportunities

John Larson, Director of Public Policy & Economic Development at Dominion Energy
John Larson, Director of Public Policy & Economic Development at Dominion Energy

The February General Membership meeting of 2021 will be held virtually on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. The speaker for the meeting will be John Larson of Dominion Energy.

John Larson joined Dominion Energy in 1996 and is currently the Director of Public Policy and Economic Development. During John’s career at the company, he has held various leadership positions in business development, alternative energy technologies and construction. He is well versed in offshore wind through his experience in the development and early permitting activities for Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) Pilot Project.

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New VSRA Member Companies

Five new member companies joined VSRA in the month of January, bringing the membership total to 306. Please join us in welcoming:

Brackley Electric Inc.
Freedom Services and NDT
Incredible Supply and Logistics
Insperity
Wilpropainting MCS Corp.

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Writers Welcome! Please contact Kathy Bryan, Communications Committee Chairman, at (757) 963-2211, or kbryan@nationwideskilledtrades.com, if you would like to submit an article.

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