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Registration opens for workforce forum at SVHEC

Registration is now open for the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s Workforce Forward Forum 2012. The Forum is scheduled for Sept. 20 at The Prizery in South Boston.

Those who register now through Aug. 31 will receive the early bird rate of $40 per person. The registration fee includes access to all Forum sessions, speaker materials and a buffet lunch. To register, visit and click on the Workforce Forward Forum logo. Seating is limited.

The theme of this year’s event is Virginia Manufacturing: Back to the Future.

The keynote speaker will be Harry Moser, founder of the Reshoring Initiative, a growing movement to bring off-shored manufacturing jobs back to the United States. The day also will feature panel discussions with regional practitioners focused on manufacturing trendsetters, emerging manufacturing opportunities and educational trendsetters.

Manufacturers, economic developers, educators, workforce professionals and stakeholders are encouraged to attend. 

Workforce Forward Forum 2012 is an initiative of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center. For more information, including tentative agenda, visit, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call 434-572-5488 and toll free 1-800-283-0098 ext 5488.