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SEIDA, SVEC, and Valmont Celebrate On-Site Training Facility

Jasper, TN— October 4, 2019 — Today, the Southeast Industrial Development Association (SEIDA) in partnership with Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) was pleased to celebrate the opportunity to assist Valmont in the construction of their new on-site Training Facility.

In 2015, SEIDA created the SR² Community Assistance Program.  The purpose of the program is to provide matching funds to rural communities in the SEIDA region for enhancement of economic development opportunities.  For the past few years, SEIDA has been able to assist communities in their efforts of industrial site readiness and more recently with workforce preparedness. Educational institutions and industries alike are aware of the overwhelming need for a skilled workforce.  To meet the demand of their own workforce needs, Valmont has taken a proactive approach to training new and existing employees by constructing an on-site training facility.  The Training Facility is a part of Valmont’s pre-apprenticeship program and skills enrichment opportunity.

L to R (front row high school students): Ty Samples; Seth Davis; Skylar Ramsey; Christian Mowery; Dayln Graham; Matthew Reed; Garrison Christopher L to R (back row): Marion County Mayor David Jackson; Dr. Larry Ziegler, Assistant Director of Schools & CTE; Carri Smith, Human Resource Manager; Stephanie Watkins, SEIDA Program Director; Nicholas Campbell, Manufacturing Supervisor; Bruce Bacon, Plant Manager; Roy Keahey, Trainer; Mike Partin, SVEC CEO; Beth Jones, SEIDA Executive Director.



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