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First SVCC Power Line Worker Program Celebrates Graduation

The inaugural class of the Power Line Worker Program of Southside Virginia Community College celebrated graduation with family, friends and supporters on May 12, 2016. Eleven students completed the 11-week program earning Level 1 certification from NCCER (National Center for Construction Education & Research), a commercial driver’s license, first aid & CPR certification and OSHA 10 safety training.

Serving Those Who Have Served

Every year, more than 200,000 men and women leave the military and re-enter civilian life. These returning heroes often possess advanced skills and good work habits acquired from valuable service-related training and experiences. Despite these advantages, however, many veterans encounter obstacles as they transition to civilian life.

Four SVCC Students Named to All-Virginia Academic Team

Virginia is one of 38 states participating in the All-State Academic Teams program introduced in 1994 as a way to provide scholastic recognition to Phi Theta Kappa members while promoting excellence at two-year colleges. Students nominated to the National All-USA Academic Team are automatically named to the All-State Academic Teams. Four students from Southside Virginia Community College were selected to the 2016 Phi Theta Kappa All-Virginia Academic Team.

Nurse Aide Classes Coming To Emporia/Greensville

Southside Virginia Community College Workforce Development is offering Seven Week Nurse Aide Training at Southside Virginia Education Center 1300 Greensville County Circle Emporia, VA from June 13th, 2016—August 1, 2016.

Occupational objectives for this program include working as a CNA in health-related agencies including nursing homes and hospitals as well as home health positions acquired through placement agencies or private arrangements. There are many job opportunities in Southside Virginia for CNAs!

Governor's School Teacher Receives "Super Teacher" Award

There are some amazing teachers out there – Super Teachers, in fact, and many of them are right here in Virginia. Amy McClure is one of those teachers, and that’s why she was selected to receive the 2016 Virginia Lottery
Super Teacher award. Mrs. McClure received the award today in a surprise presentation at The Governor’s School of Southside Virginia in front of students, faculty and special guests.

SVCC Restructures in Response to Budget Reduction

In keeping with Southside Virginia Community College’s Strategic Plan for 2015 – 2021, the college is dedicated to making efficient and effective use of resources in order to serve the region as the leading provider of quality academic and workforce services. This, along with reductions in funding due to enrollment declines, necessitates a major restructuring and realignment of departments and personnel at the college.

Community College Philanthropists Honored with 2016 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

The Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) has earned the 2016 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. This organization was nominated to receive the award by Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC). The award was given at a luncheon ceremony at the Country Club of Virginia on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

Phi Theta Kappa Inductees

New members were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Alpha Theta Chi Chapter on the Christanna Campus of Southside Virginia Community College recently.    Membership is extended by invitation. To be considered for membership a student must be enrolled in a two-year college, have accumulated 12 semester credit hours, have established academic excellence as judged by faculty, and be of good moral character and possess recognized qualities of citizenship.  Students recently inducted into the Christanna Campus Honor Society are

Southside Virginia Community College Offers Free Job Training Through EleVAte SNAP Employment & Training

Southside Virginia Community College is offering free career training to qualified recipients through Virginia’s NEW EleVAte SNAP Employment & Training Pilot project. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provided funding for this project. The EleVAte SNAP E&T program is administered through the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS).

Recipients of SNAP (food assistance) may qualify for this free program, which provides training and support for participants interested in starting a new career. 

Access Is Nice, Success Is Best

Citizens of Virginia have many reasons to pursue higher education. Some want skills and knowledge. Others desire a better quality of life, enhanced respect, and greater self-confidence. Many seek increased career options and the associated financial gains. According to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), “On average, people with a college education earn nearly twice as much as those with only a high school diploma.”


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