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VMDAEC and SVCC Partnership Powers Continuing Education Opportunities

A partnership between the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) and Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) is making it possible for those training as apprentice linemen to climb to the top of their careers through advanced education.  The VMDAEC represents 15 co-ops in the Mid-Atlantic region and trains over 100 apprentices per year.   

First Lady Applauds SVCC Graduates

“You made it.  Give yourselves a round of applause,” said Virginia First Lady Pamela Northam as a greeting to the class of 2018 of Southside Virginia Community College at Commencement on May 12 at the John H. Daniel Campus in Keysville.  Under blue skies and what the Mrs. Northam called ‘Texas Heat’, SVCC celebrated 946 credit graduates along with 238 students receiving workforce credentials.

PTK Induction

The Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society is an organization of scholars that exists to recognize and encourage scholarship among students in community and junior colleges. New inductees to this society from Southside Virginia Community College are :

Front row L-R Austin Hancock, Ryan Craighead, Destiny Morgan, Stephanie Apruzzese, Ametria Booker, Robin Falwell, Karen Anderson, Jonathan Byron, Na'shiyaa Robertson, Trent Pettus, Amanda Lenning, Teri McCall

Philanthropy Honored

The Laughing Gull Foundation has received the 13th Annual Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. The progressive family foundation proud of its’ commitment to justice was nominated for the award by Southside Virginia Community College.

Diesel Tech Graduates

The Diesel Technology program of Southside Virginia Community College held a graduation ceremony on May 3, 2018 to recognize students who completed the two semester program and received a Career Studies Certificate for that accomplishment.

Education Secretary Tours LCAKC

The Virginia Secretary of Education, Atif Qarni, toured our Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center recently. The Secretary spoke of his strong support for career and technical education to a group of business and industry leaders, county and school board members, and our faculty and students.

He spent a lot of time interacting with DE students and even raced project cars with them.

He is pictured below with our CITE DE students and Mr. Paul Nichols, Superintendent of Mecklenburg County Schools.

SVCC Offers Apprenticeship Opportunities

Global Safety Textile (GST) of South Hill, developers and manufactures of airbags, airbag textiles and technical textiles, has partnered with Southside Virginia Community College to help develop and train twelve employees to become industrial maintenance technicians.

“In today’s current economy, hiring qualified maintenance mechanics is a challenge”, said Rob Deutsch, Director of Human Resources for the company.

Corrections Awards Banquet

Southside Virginia Community College recently hosted the 10th Annual Corrections Awards Banquet sponsored by Lawrenceville Correctional Center at the Christanna Campus in Alberta.  This night recognizes an officer of the year and employee of the year for Southside Virginia's correctional facilities. 

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