Governor visits SVCC training program

Published 12:16 pm Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam spent part of a cold, snowy and blustery day touring the field where power line worker students train for jobs in the commonwealth. Northam was at the Blackstone facility to see first-hand the benefits of the Workforce Credentialing Grant Program and discuss issues facing rural Virginia; including broadband deployment and workforce development. Lee presented Governor Northam with a letter, signed by CEOs from all 12 electric cooperatives headquartered in Virginia pledging unified commitment to collaboratively work on a comprehensive solution to rural Virginia’s lack of broadband availability.