Valley Career and Technical Center (VCTC)’s Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) program recognized Cadence on March 5th during the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge’s annual reception that took place at VCTC’s CIM and Fabrication Lab in Fishersville, Virginia.
The event highlighted the community’s generous donations to local organizations and all of the work done in partnership with the Community Foundation. It also introduced Community Foundation fund partners, donors, volunteers, and other community leaders to the CIM program at VCTC that provides local high school juniors and seniors with training across core manufacturing and engineering skillsets.
Andrei Dacko, CIM Instructor, provided an overview of VCTC’s newest program during the event. He also thanked Cadence for ‘taking a risk’ and investing in a new program that started from the ground up. Cadence Virginia’s Vice President of Manufacturing, Tom Nelli, accepted the student-made 3D printed award on behalf of the company.
“We truly value our partnership with VCTC and it’s been wonderful to witness all of the tremendous work that Mr. Dacko and his students have done since the program’s inception,” stated Mr. Nelli.
Along with the Community Foundation, Cadence helped provide the start-up funds needed to create this exciting addition to the program of technical education for students in our three local school districts that include Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County, Virginia.