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MOVA takes an intern

By WILLIAM PAINE

william.paine@southwesttimes.com

A new internship program has recently started through Go Virginia and Pulaski based MOVA Technologies is one of the first businesses to take advantage of this new initiative.

Go Virginia is a business led economic development initiative that supports programs to create more high-paying jobs through collaboration between business, education and government.

Virginia Tech’s office of the Provost applied for and was awarded a grant from Go Virginia’s Destination for Local Talent program. The goal of the grant is to retain local talent in the economic sectors of Manufacturing, Health and Life Sciences, IT and Food and Beverage processing.

“The way we’ve gone about to try and retain talent in the local area is to provide VA Tech students internships with local employers in the hopes that early exposure to these companies and involvement in hands-on-work will help them realize the long term career opportunities that are here in the local area,” said Catherine Amelink, Associate Provost for Learning Systems innovation at VA Tech. “So we have an opportunity for employers to bring real life problems that they’re grappling with in their organizations to a class of students that partner with faculty members and students to pick apart that problem.”

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