During 2018 Convocation, SVCC recognized employees who had completed an educational goal in the last year.
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.
Freddie Reekes was memorable. The definition of the word memorable is ‘worth remembering or easily remembered, especially because of being special.’ Freddie was a coach, a mentor, a friend, a teacher, a golfer, a dad, a husband, a grandpa, an all-around good guy. Four men who share memories of Reekes renewed their bond at a 30th high school reunion.
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.
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!
Inside Microsoft’s Boydton, Virginia, datacenter, cloud storage is racking up. While new expansion is flourishing outside, inside a new workforce training model is also racking up transformations. The datacenter adopted the apprenticeship model as the framework for training their network technicians.
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.
We visit with Alfonzo Seward, Associate Professor of Administration of Justice at Southside Virginia Community College.
As a first responder by profession, Andrew Lyles carries on the family tradition every day.
Mary Ann Bailey says Southside Virginia Community College turned her negative into a positive by helping her prove she could succeed in college.
We visit with Le'Tina Giles, Student Activities Coordinator at Southside Virginia Community College.
When James Henry Hall, Jr. decided to attend Southside Virginia Community College, he needed to continue working full time at his job as a Correctional Officer for the Virginia Department of Corrections.
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.