The Southern Virginia Megasite at Berry Hill is the ideal site for developing your World Class Industrial Park. There's no need to stay awake at night concerned about access to a skilled workforce.

Scalable Workforce Pipeline for Precision Machining

> $68 M invested in this pipeline with 1500 active students

  • From high school dual enrollment with community college to community college and on to a 3rd year advanced Capstone program leading to NIMS certification
    • Welding, Metrology, Precision Machining, Industrial Mechatronics
  • Gene Haas Center for Integrated Machining - first of three Gene Haas training centers in the nation.
  • Mitutoyo Industrial Mechatronics leading to ASQ Certified Quality Technician credentialing directly from the program – one of the only such college programs in the nation that suffices for the industrial experience because it is designed and operated like an industry
  • Substantial Investment designed in optimization expansion with industrial incubation and automation
  • Advanced Material Research and Characterization Labs at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research working in collaboration with Virginia Tech

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Site is Located in Award Winning Pittsylvania County School Division

Virginia Department of Education 2016 VIP Distinguished Achievement Award
All schools fully accredited by the Va. Dept. of Education with 93.1% on-time graduation rate
Graduate of Merit Program that recognizes volunteerism, extra-curricular activities and academic excellence

Pittsylvania County Career & Technical Education Center

  • 99% pass rate on Standards of Learning (SOL’s) at Pittsylvania County Career & Technical School - 2019
  • 2016 Va. Dept. of Education Creating Excellence in Education Award
  • Precision Machine Technology Advanced Manufacturing Program selected by the Va. Dept. of Education Career & Technical Education for the Virginia Tiered System of Support Leadership Award
  • VSBA Workforce Readiness Award – 1st place Precision Machining Technology Program. 2020
  • Six (6) SkillsUSA State Placement Finalists, 2019; Fifteen (15) SkillsUSA State Placement Finalists, 2017
  • Four (4) National Skills USA Placement Finalists, 2019; Six (6) National Skills USA Placement Finalists, 2017

Pittsylvania County Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award Winners

  • Five (5) 2018 Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Awards - Chatham Elementary, Dan River High, Stony Mill Elementary, Tunstall High, and Union Hall Elementary
  • Three (3) 2019 Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Awards - John L. Hurt Elementary, Tunstall High, and Union Hall Elementary

  • US Department of Education, National Blue Ribbon Schools 
    • Union Hall Elementary - 2017
    • Tunstall High School – 2016
  • Three (3) State FFA Champions, 2017

 

Complimentary Excellence in Area Public and Private Schools

  • US Department of Education, National Blue Ribbon Schools 
    • Galileo Magnet School - 2014
    • Forest Hills Elementary - 2013
  • Galileo Magnet High School 
    • An International Baccalaureate school and 2014 US Department of Education Blue Ribbon High School
  • George Washington High School
    • 1st Robotics Team National Finalists, 2017 & Teams in County and City Schools
  • Three (3) Nationally acclaimed private schools:

 

The SoVa Region is home to:

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