Name of Engagement

Merck Partnership with CISE and Blue Ridge Community College

Description

Spearheaded by deans of Outreach and Engagement, Integrated Science and Engineering and Science and Mathematics, in collaboration with Blue Ridge Community College and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, a $1 billion dollar workforce development fund was secured to expand the Merck pharmaceutical plant in Elkton.

Web Presence

https://www.whsv.com/content/news/New-bioscience-building-to-help-Blue-Ridge-trai-509659071.html

Involvement

Involves Faculty, Involves Students, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

Harrisonburg/Local/VA

Date

May 8, 2019

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Existing Center/Institute/Program

no

Type of Partner

Government; Private Business; Colleges and Universities

Primary Focus of Program

Community and Economic development

Begin Date

5-2019

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Program, Class/Coursework

On/Off campus

On campus

Academic Level of Engagement

Academic Degree or Certificate Program, College, University

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