At The Institute, we focus on transforming the economy through applied research, advanced learning, workforce development, and collaboration with regional and state partners. We are a hub for innovation and celebrate the progress happening in Southern Virginia. Read our success stories to learn more.
The Gene Haas Center for Integrated Machining is a progressive precision machining training model that answers industry expressed needs for a highly skilled 21st century workforce. The program is a partnership between the Institute and Danville Community College (DCC).
The Institute serves as the host site for two dual enrollment programs serving students in grades eleven and twelve in Danville and Pittsylvania County Public Schools. The Academy for Engineering and Technology (AET) is a partnership with New College Institute and Virginia State University serving 43 students with an emphasis on engineering.
The Institute joined forces with economic developers in the region to host the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance (SVRA) in a collaboration to create a strong economy that benefits the citizens of the Southern Virginia Region by promoting the Institute’s footprint through marketing and public relations efforts.
The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research precipitates positive change while focusing on economic development for Southern Virginia in three key areas: applied research, advanced learning, and workforce development.
Regional educators and industry leaders were honored by their peers as nominees and/or award recipients of the 2017 SOVA STEM-H Education & Industry Achievement awards. The awards were presented at the 5th Annual Southern Virginia STEM-H Summit on March 2 at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research.
Area students in grades three through eight attended one of two camps offered at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research this week. The camps highlighted STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) with a focus on agriculture.