VT Joins Northeast University Semiconductor Network

Montgomery County, VAVirginia Tech recently reported that they have joined the Northeast University Semiconductor Network formed by Micron Technology Inc. The Northeast University Semiconductor Network was established to focus on developing a pipeline of talent in the semiconductor industry.

The Northeast University Semiconductor Network members were selected based on their strong engineering programs and other STEM degrees. The collaboration of 21 universities spans seven states and brings together thousands of technology students with access to state-of-the-art facilities.

Virginia Tech is looking forward to working with Micron and the other members of the network. Virginia Tech President Tim Sands said, “Innovative partnerships among institutions of higher education and industry will be essential to meeting the needs of the national semiconductor industry and memory manufacturing.”

The Northeast University Semiconductor Network hopes to combine traditional and non-traditional access for individuals to enter the semiconductor workforce.

Read more about the Northeast University Semiconductor Network here.

Discover more about Montgomery County, a community of the New River Valley here.

The NRV produces some of the most in-demand IT professionals in the country. Home to several world-class colleges and universities, the NRV has a natural talent pipeline that feeds both the manufacturing and tech industries. Learn more about living and working in the NRVhere.

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Virginia’s New River Valley: Virginia’s New River Valley is an eclectic mix of interconnected small towns that each offer their own unique vibe and appeal. The region provides an abundance of cultural and social offerings due to the presence of three world-class universities, while retaining the charm and benefits of small town living. The NRV is home to a diverse and innovative business community with companies that range from high-tech startups to foreign-based corporations to specialty agribusiness. These organizations benefit from the collaborative spirit of our region and a loyal, highly-skilled, and educated workforce. The scenic beauty of the region also fosters a deep connection to nature, which is deepened by access to outdoor recreation and the preservation of our natural environment. It’s clear why Virginia’s New River Valley is “A Natural Fit.”

Onward NRV: Onward NRV is a public/private, regional economic development organization whose mission is to attract and retain world class jobs, investment, and talent in Virginia’s New River Valley. It’s also a movement where leaders from business, government, and higher education work together to promote the economic vitality of the region.

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