Virginia Manufacturers Association

vma for webThe Chamber has exclusive discounts on training and assessments through its partnership with Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA).

VMA is the only statewide association exclusively dedicated to manufacturers and their allies, the VMA is member-centric and has a professional staff dedicated to legislative and regulatory affairs, workforce development, member services, communications and business services.  For more information about the VMA, including our mission and vision, awards view here.

If you are having trouble hiring qualified workers the VMA is contining to do research about the readiness of a skilled workforce. Take brief 2 minute poll below on how "ready" those you've hired are for entering the real world.   

In 2007, the VMA and the Virginia Workforce Council conducted the most comprehensive survey research of its kind on the top 11 skilled occupations in manufacturing - the Virginia Skilled Trades Gap Analysis.  The VMA is initiating a series of monthly polls to update key data points from that critical research study in order to better inform government leaders about the prioritization of limited resources to create the best results for Virginia's incumbent and emerging workforce. 

View the 2 minute poll.