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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.

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.


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