Cultivating High-Tech Talent

AMTI Celebrates Success of CVCC STEM Academy with Recent Hires In high school, Austin Rusher quickly realized that he liked working with his hands. “My freshman and sophomore year I took a bunch of shop classes,” Rusher said. “My [school] counselor told me about the STEM Academy, and I thought I really wanted to do that.” During his junior year at Liberty High School, Rusher enrolled into the XLR8 Lynchburg Regional Governor’s STEM Academy. Now, a year after graduating high school, Rusher is currently enrolled at Central Virginia Community College in the mechatronics program while working full-time at Advanced...

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