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College Day to be held at SVCC Oct. 3rd

Area eleventh and twelfth-grade high school students and their parents are invited to attend “College Day” at Southside Virginia Community College’s Christanna Campus in Alberta on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  This is the Regional College Day program for Brunswick, Mecklenburg, and parts of Lunenburg and Nottoway counties.  Second-year students and graduates of two-year college degree programs are also urged to attend.  Over 40 colleges, universities and special schools will be represented.

SVCC expands FastForward workforce training in rapidly growing solar energy sector

Virginia’s Community Colleges today announced a $4 million economic investment over the next two years to support curriculum development and FastForward workforce training in the rapidly growing fields of utility-scale solar energy and heavy construction. Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) is among the institutions to develop programs that can be expanded across the commonwealth as the demand grows for skilled workers in the solar energy field.

Welding Class Beginning Oct. 8

Welders are in demand and Southside Virginia Community College is offering training through its Welding Skills Certification Program.  The class begins Monday,  October 8, 2018 at Southside Virginia Education Center in Emporia, Virginia. The class will run through January 16, 2019 and meet four days a week from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. 

The class utilizes the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).  Financial Aid may be available through FastForward and those completing the course receive credentials. 

Geneva Freeman Ingram Memorial Scholarship Established

Geneva Freeman Ingram received her education at New Grove School in Lunenburg County, Virginia. In addition, she attended GED classes. She was employed by Craddock Terry for over thirty years and later worked for STEP, Inc. in the janitorial department. She believed in education and encouraged all twelve of her children to receive an education. Several of her children have been SVCC students and two of them, Rosa Townsend and Sardis Ragsdale are employed by the college.

Truck Driving Classes Start Soon

The Southside Virginia Truck Driving Training Program will hold classes at the Pickett Park, Blackstone location on September 10 through October 18, 2018 and later at the South Boston location on  September 17 through October 25, 2018. Classes are held Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information please call 434-292-3101 for the Pickett Park Blackstone location or 434-575-8388 for the South Boston location. Classes coming to Emporia in 2019!

“Noël!” Christmas Is Coming! Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) Chorus Rehearsals Begin

Announcing the news that the Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) Chorus will begin its fall rehearsals on Sunday, September 9, 2018 6:00-8:00PM at South Hill Presbyterian Church, 914 Mecklenburg Ave., South Hill, VA  23970. The SVCC Chorus concert will be held on Sunday, December 9th in South Hill and will also include another venue to be announced.

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