Gene Haas Center for Integrated Machining

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). 

Fourteen students earned their CNC Flow Cell Machining certificates (100% completion rate) as a result of being a member of the inaugural class of Capstone completers at the Gene Haas Center for Integrated Machining located at IALR and offered by DCC. 

The Gene Haas Center includes a workflow cell training lab that provides a third-year level of learning for students who have completed the Integrated Machining Technology Program at DCC.

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Dan River Region Collaborative

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research provides project management services and serves as the fiscal agent for the Dan River Region Collaborative. The Dan River Region Collaborative was founded in 2008 to address workforce development in the Dan River Region of Virginia. Utilizing a sector strategy approach, the Collaborative promotes regional partnerships of employers, educators, workforce developers and other stakeholders to address the skills needs of regional employers. Within the industry partnerships, the Collaborative’s efforts focus on capacity building, systems change, and policy advocacy.