New IT Training Lab

Through a partnership with Daniel Andre of ATOS, Southside Virginia Community College worked to create a training lab in South Hill to replicate the work environment of large data centers such as Microsoft and Hewlett Packard. Andre provided expertise in designing the layout and choosing technology for 

Southside's new CITE (Center for Information Technology Excellence).

 Kelley Arnold, SVCC Apprenticeship Coordinator, Dr. Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction for Virginia Department of Education, Dr. Chad Patton, SVCC Dean of Career and Occupational Technology, and Daniel Andre.

The lab will be open this fall and will offer both high school dual enrollment students and adult evening students the opportunity to train to work as IT technicians while earning both college credentials and industry credentials such as A+, Net+, Server +, and Security +.  

Andre's efforts were were recognized June 8, 2017 when he received the Creating Excellence Award at a ceremony hosted by the Virginia Department of Education.   Pictured (Left to Right)