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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