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College Community Connection: Teachers Needed for Tomorrow

Nationwide, schools are experiencing a scarcity of qualified job candidates for teaching positions. Declining enrollment in programs that prepare students for licensure as teachers is one cause. According to a report issued by the Learning Policy Institute, enrollments in teacher education programs dropped by 35% between 2009 and 2014. This decline represents a decrease of nearly a quarter of a million potential teachers.

Great Opportunity To Learn Welding Skills

The Welding Skills Certification program begins July 16, 2018 at the Southside Virginia Education Center in Emporia.  Offered by Southside Virginia Community College Workforce Development, the classes will meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. through October 3, 2018.

Class will utilize the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).  Fast Forward Credentials for a Career that Matters may help pay tuition and costs for qualifying Virginians.

SVCC Granted Reaccreditation by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

The Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has reaffirmed accreditation for Southside Virginia Community College. The SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. It serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices among the diverse institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America and other international sites approved by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees.

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