Onward NRV Posters Promote Tech and Manufacturing Jobs to Students

Onward NRV Posters Promote Tech and Manufacturing Jobs to Students

Onward New River Valley recently created posters to promote tech and manufacturing jobs to students throughout the region. Onward NRV staff collaborated with the team at New River Community College (NRCC) as well as Career and Technical Education directors from the Floyd County, Giles County, Montgomery County, Pulaski County, and City of Radford school systems to distribute the posters around the region. They are now on display across the NRV at middle schools, high schools, and NRCC.

Each of the posters feature QR codes that students can scan with teacher permission on their phones or other devices. The QR code leads students to TheNRV.org, where they can watch videos promoting tech and manufacturing jobs in the region.

This poster project is an initiative from Onward 2023, Onward NRV’s five-year economic development strategy for the region, designed to attract and retain talent to support regional growth. Promoting in-demand careers to local students is one way that Onward NRV works to retain talent in the region.

Click here to learn more about other Onward NRV talent initiatives.

Watch the NRV tech jobs videos here and the NRV manufacturing jobs videos 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.

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