Talent Development in Virginia's Gateway Region

Virginia’s Gateway Region is known for its game-changing research and innovation centers specializing in advanced manufacturing, logistics, and agriculture and food product innovation, each with significant institutional and corporate involvement. These assets contribute to the qualified local workforce and enhance expertise.

John Tyler Community College

John Tyler Community College offers more than 45 programs, 25 associate degrees, and 41 certificates, serving over 14,000 for-credit students. In 2011, Rolls-Royce donated the exact machines it uses on its Prince George County shop floor to train students who may become future employees.

Richard Bland College

Richard Bland College, a two-year institution, provides programs designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year college, and residents also have dozens of higher education options at surrounding colleges and universities in nearby regions.

Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is an applied research center that provides production-ready advanced manufacturing solutions to member companies across the globe. Members guide the research, leveraging talent and resources within CCAM and at Virginia universities through a collaborative model that enables them to pool R&D efforts to increase efficiencies. Strategic research areas include adaptive automation systems, surface engineering, additive manufacturing, and machining science and technology.