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.
IMT graduates find success in advanced manufacturing. Leading employer Harlow hired their first Danville employees from the renowned training program.
This September, the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) enters its fifth year as a program administrator for AmeriCorps, a service-based, talent development program of the federal Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) that has improved lives and transformed communities. As their slogan says, AmeriCorps members get things done.
One of the leading vertical agriculture companies in the world, New Jersey-based AeroFarms chose to establish the world's largest aeorponic smart farm in the Cane Creek Centre in large part due to the nearby presence of IALR.
A collaborative, industry-driven model, the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research and Danville Community College offer a seven-month, advanced-level Integrated Machining Technology training program. Thanks to qualified instructors and state-of-the art technology and training sites, this program has enabled 120 students to take their advanced machining skills training and knowledge to the next level since 2015.
A consortium among partners such as the U.S. Department of Defense, IALR, Danville Community College, Phillips Corporation and The SPECTRUM Group, ATDM is a prototype for rapidly developing skilled workers to enter the defense industrial base.
A unique venture at the forefront of biostimulant research, the Plant Endophyte Research Center at IALR leverages private and public partnerships and funding to study how endophytes can enhance agricultural production.