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New VSRA Member Companies

new member company joined VSRA in the month of February 2024 and new member comapnies joinged in March 2024, bringing the membership total to 311.

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On March 21st, students from 9 Middle Schools throughout the Hampton Roads Area participated in the 18th Annual Ship Repair Digital Innovation Competition at the Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center (VMASC).  The event - which promotes the ship repair industry while increasing competitive mathematical, analytical, and conceptual skills in middle school aged students proved to be a great success again this year. 

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Human Resources Seminar 2024

The recent half-day seminar sponsored by the VSRA Human Resources Committee proved to be a resounding success, drawing both members and non-members into a day rich with learning and networking opportunities. Focused on pressing Human Resource issues, the event featured experts in various fields sharing insights and strategies vital for HR professionals today.

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Admirals Night was a Success!

The Admirals Night by the Virginia Ship Repair Foundation was an exceptional evening, greatly enjoyed by both our sponsors and attendees. It was an exciting occasion as we watched the Admirals triumph over the Reading Royals with a score of 4-1, while also seizing the opportunity to educate a sold out audience on the importance of ship repair.

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Military Recruitment Assistance with Hampton Roads Veterans Employment Center

Hampton Roads Veterans Employment Center holds a weekly webinar called "How to Maximize Your Military Recruitment Efforts in Hampton Roads" where they go through topics to help give better avenues to hire military veterans that match what you are looking for.

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ODU's Monarch Internship and Co-op Office

Old Dominion University works with their students to connect them with different internships, co-ops, and apprenticeships that matches the department they are in to have seamless student placement. ODU does this through their Monarch Internship and Co-op Office.

We wanted to share this connection for all of your businesses as ODU has high-achieving students that will aspire to gain better understanding of different positions that can be found in the ship repair industry. 

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VSRF Partnership with Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Wesleyan University has updated their Online No-Cost offerings:

Virginia Wesleyan University Global Campus offers comprehensive non-degree continuing education courses designed to provide advanced skill sets valued by employers. Because of COVID-19's economic impact on our communities, VWU Global Campus—in partnership with the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development—is offering the following professional development online courses at no cost.

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VSRA Volunteer Interest Form

Many of the programs and initiatives produced by the Virginia Ship Repair Association & Foundation rely on dedicated volunteers from our membership. Your expertise helps us promote the Ship Repair Industry within the community and inform the future generation of workers about the benefits of a career in ship repair.

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Writers Welcome! Please contact Zebedee Hamilton, Communications Committee Chairman, at (757) 391-0413, or, if you would like to submit an article.

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