Newsletter Archive

Just ONE reason why you should definitely crack open that weekly SVTC email. (Then scroll down for the newsletter archive.)

Recently, we passed information on to our readers from the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program, CSIIP, concerning the availability of ONE free-to-the-company internship — when hiring a community college student. Milt reads his SVTC emails and says ….. 

Thanks so much to the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council for helping connect Ivy Tools to a perfect summer internship opportunity. A well-timed email from the SVTC brought to my attention a program offered by CSIIP, the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program. They wanted to place five community college students in internships with STEM-related Virginia businesses. CSIIP would help the business locate qualified students and fully fund a paid internship.

After considering the proposition carefully for three seconds, I clicked the link in the SVTC email and filled out the brief employer application. A few minutes later I received a call from Scott Bellows at CSIIP offering to help find some candidates. Within a day Scott rounded up four excellent students and sent me their resumes. Over the next few days we interviewed the candidates and offered the position to a local student who will be studying mechanical engineering at the University of Virginia in the fall. It’s been a great fit for Ivy Tools, with the student learning about a wide variety of electrical and mechanical diagnostic equipment, from FLIR cameras to airflow measurement.(http://www.ivytools.com/flir-cameras-a/280.htm

With only five internships available statewide, it’s unlikely that Ivy Tools would have ever heard of the program except through the SVTC email. We are happy to be a member of the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council, and grateful to have them laboring on our behalf. Many thanks to SVTC for keeping Valley tech businesses aware of such opportunities!”

-Milton Matter, Ivy Tools
(http://www.ivytools.com)

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Regional and State News

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GO VA Region 8 Grant Funds Available for Eligible Projects

The GO Virginia Region 8 Council of the Shenandoah Valley is now accepting proposals for eligible projects to be funded through the Commonwealth’s GO Virginia initiative to grow and diversify regional economies. 
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DHS S&T Partners With James Madison University

Students from James Madison University (JMU) will be tackling air travel security issues for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) as part of their spring semester of the Hacking 4 Defense (H4D) class.
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GO Virginia | Region 8 | 3rd round proposals accepted | Pre-app. due Feb. 7

GO Virginia Region 8 Council is now accepting the third round of proposals for per-capita projects to be funded through the State’s GO Virginia initiative.  For a project to be considered by the Region 8 Council, the pre-application has to be received by the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) by Wed., Feb. 7, 2018.
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SVAI Launches New Website

We’re excited to announce that Shenandoah Valley Angel Investors (SVAI) has launched their new website! From Startup resources to an easy-to-use contact form, SVAI has now provided several online-accessible elements to advance their mission.
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Launch of ‘Virginia is for Entrepreneurs’ Initiative | Va4e.org

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Virginia is for Entrepreneurs (VA4E) is an initiative to better match entrepreneurs with potential investors across regions, backgrounds and industries.