TNCC Workforce Development Offers Health Information Technology Scholarships to Healthcare and IT Professionals

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Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development has scholarships available for healthcare and/or IT professionals to cover tuition and books for two primary courses of its new Health Information Technology Program.

The courses, Electronic Health Records Management (EHR) I and II, must be taken during spring and summer 2012. An information session will be held at 5 p.m., Monday, March 12 at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center located at 600 Butler Farm Road in Hampton.

Scholarship recipients will learn how to process electronic health records and manage patient files, charts, records, appointments as well as handle inpatient and outpatient EHR systems. Classes are held from 6-10 p.m., and the first session will be held in March. Other sessions will be scheduled as needed.

Applicants must have medical office experience, IT training or have successfully completed a Medical Office Assistant Program, or similar program from an accredited school or college. To apply for the scholarship and/ or register for the information session call 757-825-2937.

TNCC Hosts Free Cyber Security Workshop for Small and Large Businesses in Williamsburg

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Cyber-attacks are on the rise. To support local businesses and government officials as they develop strategies to counter threats, Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development (TNCC-WD) will host a free Cyber Security Workshop on Thursday, February 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Held at the Discovery Center for Economic and Workforce Development, located at 5308 Discovery Park Boulevard, Suite 102 in Williamsburg, the workshop is open to all business and government professionals.

This workshop is part of TNCC-WD’s plans to expand its cyber security programs to collaborate with Internet security firms and train new cyber security professionals to meet new National Security Administration standards. “By promoting education and research in cyber security, we are addressing two key issues facing our region today: the lack of people trained in this field, and the fact that local businesses and municipalities may not have sufficient knowledge to meet the increasing challenges they face in this area,“ says William “Bud” Barnett, Director of Professional and Continuing Education of TNCC’s Workforce Development.


TNCC Workforce Development Hosts Hampton Police Job Recruiting Session on February 1

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Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development will host a Hampton Police Law Enforcement Job Recruiting Session on Wednesday, February 1 at 11 a.m. in Room 726 in TNCC’s Hampton III Building, located at 525 Butler Farm Road. The Fair is free and open to TNCC students and the general public. The dress code is business casual.

Available positions include: Police Patrol Officer, 911 Dispatcher, Forensic Specialist, Staff Technician, Information Clerk, Records Clerk, School Crossing Guard and Administrative Assistant, and Police Cadet. For additional information, contact Terry Wilson in the TNCC Career Services Department at 757-865-5863.

Leadership Essentials for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

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Prepare yourself today to meet the challenges of tomorrow with Thomas Nelson Community College Leadership Essentials Training. Receive valuable leadership tips to move your business forward in this dynamic 5-week series led by TNCC business experts. If you want to grow your business, this training will give you the skills to succeed.

Attend All 5 Wednesday sessions for only $100:

  • Feb. 15        Essential Skills of Leadership
  • Feb. 22        Essential Skills of Communicating
  • Feb. 29        Delegating
  • Mar   7         Developing Performance Goals
  • Mar 14         Providing Performance Feedback


Williamsburg Discovery Center Training

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TNCC’s Discovery Center provides just-in time workforce education to meet the needs of today’s businesses and their employees. Mark your calendar and plan to attend the following workshops:

  • Sign up for the free TNCC Cyber Security Workshop on Thursday, February 23 from 8:30-12:30 p.m. Learn more
  • Register for Leadership Essentials Training for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs  beginning February 15 and gain the skills to advance your company and/or your career.

More information about the Williamsburg Discovery Center.

TNCC Workforce Development Expands Green Jobs Training

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Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development (TNCC-WD) has expanded green technology training programs for workers in the field of residential modeling, weatherization and home energy efficiency. The College recently conducted a successful pilot program with Peninsula employees and contractors, and is now opening the training to all interested workers.

Collaborating with local green agencies, TNCC designed the new training programs to provide building contractors and construction trades workers with the knowledge and skills required to upgrade homes to today’s energy standards.