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

> $43 M invested in this pipeline with 200 graduates yearly

  • 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


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
  • Pittsylvania County Career & Technical Education Center – 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
  • 99% pass rate on Standards of Learning (SOL’s) at Pittsylvania County Career & Technical School - 2017
  • Seven (7) National Skills USA Placement Finalists, 2017
  • Two (2) Pittsylvania County Elementary Schools recognized with the Commonwealth VIP Educational Excellence Award
  • Tunstall High School – 2017 US Department of Education Blue Ribbon High School
  • Three (3) State FFA Champions, 2017
  • Graduate of Merit Program that recognizes volunteerism, extra-curricular activities and academic excellence
  • Complimentary Excellence in Area Public and Private Schools
    • Galileo Magnet High School – 2014 US Department of Education Blue Ribbon High School
    • GWHS 1st Robotics Team National Finalists, 2017 & Teams in County and City Schools
    • Two (2) Nationally acclaimed private schools:
      • Hargrave Military Academy
      • Chatham Hall


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