Thomas Nelson Middle College Free GED Program to host Information Session

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Thomas Nelson Community College will host a Middle College information session for young adults, ages 18-24, interested in earning their GED and college credit, on April 10, at 5 p.m. at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center room 1118, 600 Butler Farm Rd. Hampton, Va. 23666.

Thomas Nelson’s Middle College is a Virginia’s Community College initiative designed to offer a free college opportunity for individuals who have not completed high school. Middle College is offered free of charge for those who qualify.

Middle College provides those who qualify with a GED, college credit, a career readiness certificate, workplace readiness skills and in-demand job training. The program covers fees for the GED test, training, tuition, books and fees.

Middle College is currently accepting applicants, to learn more about the program or the information session in April, visit

For additional information contact Franz Albertini, Middle College Director, at 757-865-5882 or

Family Caregiver Training Supports Families in Need

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Caregivers need skills and resources to support a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend, while managing family, finances and life. To better equip caregivers on the Peninsula, a Family Caregivers class will be held April 16, 23 and 30 from 1-4 p.m. at the Thomas Nelson Community College Historic Triangle Campus, Allied Health Lab, room 307.

More than 65 million Americans are providing care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year. The three-hour caregiver class provides hands-on practical training. The training will teach participants how to maintain a safe and comfortable home, how to keep track of various medications, training with moving your loved one, resources for additional assistance and much more.

Financial assistance is available. Respite care for loved ones is available through Comfort Keepers and Williamsburg Faith in Action.

The cost for all three classes is $35 and includes the American Red Cross Family Caregiver Manual and DVD, and practice supplies.

To register or for additional information call (757) 825-2767.

This project is a collaboration of Thomas Nelson Workforce Development, Senior Services Coalition, the Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging, Sentara Home Care, Comfort Keepers, and Colonial Heritage Community Foundation.

Funding support has been provided by James City County, Greenfield Senior Living and The Pavilion at Williamsburg Place.

Thomas Nelson’s Local Board Convenes Committee for Presidential Evaluation

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The Thomas Nelson Community College Board’s Presidential Evaluation Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 16 at 2 p.m., President’s Conference Room 717, Hampton III Building, 525 Butler Farm Road, Hampton Campus.

The Committee will meet in closed session in accordance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, §2.2-3711.A to discuss specific personnel matters of the College.

For more information about the College’s Local Board, visit



Thomas Nelson’s Local Board Convenes for a Retreat March 15

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s Local Board will convene for a retreat on Saturday, March

15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center located in Hampton at 600 Butler Farm Road.

No Board actions will be conducted during the retreat.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations and Marketing at (757) 825-2725.


Thomas Nelson Hosts STEM Job Fair

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Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development, in partnership with the Science, Engineering and Technology Division, is hosting the STEM Opportunity Job Fair on March 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Moore Hall Espada Room on the Hampton Campus.

Thomas Nelson is connecting Hampton Roads employers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) industries directly with Thomas Nelson students and members of the community.

Representatives from more than a dozen of the region’s top manufacturing, finance and other STEM industries will be present, including Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, American Chemical Society, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, NASA, Newport News Shipbuilding and more.

“The goal of this STEM Opportunity Fair is to expose our students to employers in the area and to allow employers to see that we have very talented students in STEM at Thomas Nelson,” said Riham Mahfouz, assistant professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry. “Work experiences such as internships are invaluable in increasing a graduate’s chances of landing a great job and this fair will help provide those opportunities for our students.”

Career fair attendees are encouraged to dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes as some employers will conduct on-site interviews.

For more information about the fair call Career Services at (757) 865-5882.

The Career Services Center is a function of Thomas Nelson Workforce Development, connecting students, graduates and the workforce with employers and careers through skill assessment, career counseling, program information, and job referral services.


Spring Break Service Hours

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Thomas Nelson Community College will offer services during Spring Break (March 3-March 9 2014) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. only. No evening services will be available during that time. The College will resume normal day and evening hours beginning March 10, 2014. Please check the website for hours for individual offices and departments. Have a fabulous and safe Spring Break!

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