Onward NRV hosted a Wrap-Up Event for the NRV Experience 2021 at Eastern Divide Brewing Company on July 30, 2021. The event brought together interns and employers who participated in this year’s cohort. There was a chance for interns to network with their employers as well as young professional groups and alumni associations from across the NRV. Interns who attended at least five of the seven events over the summer were given certificates of completion for the program.
The NRV Experience is a seven-week long summer curriculum designed to support employer internship programs by helping their interns grow professionally while also experiencing the full benefits of living and working in Virginia’s New River Valley. It is an initiative through Onward NRV’s five-year economic development strategy for the region. The goal of the NRV Experience is to increase the number of young professionals living and working in the region post-graduation by exposing the participants to the wide variety of cultural, recreational, and outdoor amenities available across the NRV.
Here are a few pictures from the Wrap-Up Event:
Read about other events from this year’s NRV Experience program here.
Learn more about the NRV Experience program here.
Virginia’s New River Valley: Virginia’s New River Valley is an eclectic mix of interconnected small towns that each offer their own unique vibe and appeal. The region provides an abundance of cultural and social offerings due to the presence of three world-class universities, while retaining the charm and benefits of small-town living. The NRV is home to a diverse and innovative business community with companies that range from high-tech startups to foreign-based corporations to specialty agribusiness. These organizations benefit from the collaborative spirit of our region and a loyal, highly skilled, and educated workforce. The scenic beauty of the region also fosters a deep connection to nature, which is deepened by access to outdoor recreation and the preservation of our natural environment. It’s clear why Virginia’s New River Valley is “A Natural Fit.”
Onward NRV: Onward NRV is a public/private, regional economic development organization whose mission is to attract and retain world class jobs, investment, and talent in Virginia’s New River Valley. It’s also a movement where leaders from business, government, and higher education work together to promote the economic vitality of the region.