The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research and the Great Opportunities in Technology and Engineering Careers — known as GO TEC — selection committee recently announced the hire of Tammy Hurt as the GO TEC program manager effective July 1.

She will lead this GO Virginia-funded initiative to expand talent development efforts for critical career paths in the region encompasses many of Virginia’s rural counties stretching from Wythe County to Greensville County.

Hurt most recently served as the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) coordinator for Prince Edward County Public Schools. Previous roles include her work as a middle school principal for Prince Edward County and as an assistant principal and career and technical education instructor with Mecklenburg County Schools.

Hurt recently received her Doctorate of Education degree from Liberty University.

In March, GO TEC received the largest grant to date from the GO Virginia competitive funding pool. The GO Virginia state board approved an investment of up to $4.9 million, which will be matched by support from more than 15 local partners. The project will deliver workforce training and development through a “hub and spoke” model and will target in-demand occupations identified across Southern and Southwest Virginia. Such career paths include IT/cyber security; robotics, automation and mechatronics; precision machining; welding; and advanced materials.

— Special to the Register & Bee

—Special to the Register & Bee