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.
SVCC recently graduated students from the truck driving schools in Emporia and South Boston.
A Randolph-Henry Henry High School graduate from Charlotte County, Melody Foster earned an Associate of Applied Science in Data Processing from Southside Virginia Community College.
Chandler Vaughan’s cool summer job has him working in an environment he was literally born into. As a farmer’s son from Charlotte County, Chandler continues in the agricultural genre’ as an intern with the Governor’s Fellows Program working in the office of Virginia secretary of agriculture and forestry, Bettina Ring.
The often-used adage, life begins at 40 is something Angela Walker takes to heart. Of course, she had a full life up to this point but at 41, she decided to complete her studies at Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC). In December, she will receive dual degrees in Criminal Justice and Human Services, a payoff to her hard work and determination to succeed.
Toll Brothers, a luxury home builder, is not only building component parts in their Emporia production facility but also building and investing in their employees. For Toll Brothers, the investment in people is a priority, and one way they chose to build people is through the Apprenticeship model of training.
After losing her job due to a business closure, Frankie Taylor wanted to return to school to enable her pursuit of a career in a "helping field." "I love finding remedies for people's problems. When I do, I forget my own," she says with a laugh.
Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) is a recipient of a grant to host the NEA Big Read.
CITE Open House is August 2nd. Plan now to attend the Open House of the Center for Information Technology Excellence (CITE) on Tuesday, August 8, 2018, at the Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center
We visit with Dennis Smith, Director of Workforce Development at Southside Virginia Community College.
Proud owner of Hereford Haven Farm and a veterinarian assistant at The Ridge Animal Hospital, Austin Matney says, "Follow your dreams. I did! Agriculture isn't just for men."
Dennis Barker, a Charlotte County native and Randolph-Henry High School graduate, earned an Associate of Applied Science in Administration of Justice from Southside Virginia Community College.
As temperatures outside rise, indoor thermostats often respond by calling for cooler air. This ability to control the indoor environment helps people be more comfortable. It protects infants, children, medically vulnerable individuals, and the elderly from heat-related illnesses. It enables workers to be more productive.
There were times in life when Hilton Bennett could have used an eraser. But since he could not erase some bad choices in his life, he made the best of a bad situation and turned his future around. Incarcerated in Lunenburg Correctional Center in Victoria, Virginia, Bennett said that the trials he had in life made him rethink his next steps.
With a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, Microsoft has reached out to Southside Virginia in a big way. There are 14 current recipients of the Microsoft Datacenter Scholarship making it possible for the students to take classes in Information Technology.
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.
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.
Since graduating from Southside Virginia Community College with an Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies, Maygan Clary returned to SVCC to earn Career Studies Certificates in Basic and Intermediate Emergency Medical Services.
The Transportation Manager at the Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia, Jon "JP" DiGiacomo is a Southside Virginia Community College Truck Driving Training graduate. He also teaches behind the wheel and classroom drivers' education to teens and adults. Prior to his career at the Collegiate School, JP did local trucking and dispatching after his time at SVCC.
We visit with Bernadette Battle, Director of Counseling at Southside Virginia Community College.