Danville Community College, in conjunction with the Virginia Talent Accelerator Program and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, soon will provide welding training to Morgan Olson employees.
“Danville Community College is more than just classes and transfer degrees,” said Jacqueline Gill Powell, president of Danville Community College. “We serve our community by driving economic development for the city of Danville, Pittsylvania County, Halifax County, and the surrounding areas.”
Morgan Olson, a walk-in van and work truck manufacturer, brought a branch of their operations to Danville in 2019, occupying the former Ikea facility located on U.S. 58 in the Cane Creek Centre.
The 925,000-square-foot facility will ultimately support 703 new jobs in the Danville and Pittsylvania County area.
“I have worked with workforce development programs and local colleges in four different states throughout the Southeast,” said Steven Parker, general manager at Morgan Olson’s Danville location. “They all have amazing qualities that make their states proud and able to draw business.”
Morgan Olson and the Virginia Talent Accelerator Program have worked closely with academic and workforce services at DCC to build a training program that meets the needs of Morgan Olson.