Thomas Nelson Workforce Development Partner Awarded 2013 Chancellor’s Award

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Shawn Avery, vice president of the Peninsula Council for Workforce Development, was awarded the 2013 Virginia Community Colleges Chancellor’s Award in the Career Paths category on December 12.

The award was presented at the annual Hire Education Workforce Conference Innovator’s Award Show and Banquet. This year’s conference was attended by more than 400 workforce professionals from colleges, workforce boards, industry, and schools.  Virginia’s Community Colleges hosted the event.

Nominated by Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development, Avery had a major impact in the success of the partnership between Thomas Nelson and the Peninsula Council for Workforce Development, which recently resulted in four career pathway grants totaling more than $5.5 million. 

“Shawn is an exceptional leader of a strategic plan for industry-education career pathways that is already seeing results,” stated Dr. Deborah Wright, vice president of Thomas Nelson Workforce Development. “His understanding of business needs and economic development, K-12 and community college program capacity and possibility, and workforce board priorities has made an invaluable difference in allied health and advanced manufacturing career pathways.”

The Chancellor’s Awards are designed to recognize outstanding contributions made by workforce development professionals in support of the college’s mission in serving Virginia’s workforce and community. 

Through Avery’s efforts, the partnership between Thomas Nelson and the Peninsula Council produced a career pathway training strategy designed to meet the regional needs of 11,000 additional workers in advanced manufacturing, a strategic training plan for the region in Allied Health, and a proposal that awarded the region $5 million in health occupation training funds.

In addition, Avery was fundamental in developing a career pathway electronic library in manufacturing, allied health and numerous Career Cafés in the Peninsula. The Career Cafés provide career pathway advice to more than 5,000 young adults in the region.

Recently, Avery led the effort to help Thomas Nelson receive more than $240,000 in grant funds to support a manufacturing training program, along with Workforce Investment Act, to serve recently separated veterans.

“Business-education partnerships happen on the Peninsula because of strong partners,” stated Avery. “It is a great honor that Thomas Nelson nominated me for this award.”

Avery was awarded the Virginia Community College System’s Expanding Workforce Opportunities Award in 2010.

Thomas Nelson Opens New Workforce Center in Williamsburg

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Thomas Nelson Community College will celebrate the new Thomas Nelson Workforce Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. at the new location, 4135 Ironbound Rd. Williamsburg, VA 23188.

The new Workforce Center is located in the Williamsburg New Town area, the center provides first-class training and coordinated economic and workforce development services to public and private organizations.

The new center includes two wireless classrooms and an executive conference room.

The Workforce Center offers training programs for the business community, providing entrepreneurs, employees and transitional or dislocated workers with the skills to advance in varying corporate industries.

For more information about the Thomas Nelson Workforce Center or corporate training programs call (757) 345-2855.

Thomas Nelson’s Board to Meet Wednesday, Dec. 4

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The Thomas Nelson Community College Board will meet Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 5:45 p.m. in the College Board Room, Moore Hall on the Hampton campus.

The Board’s committee meetings will take place earlier at 5 p.m. in Harrison Hall. The Financial and Municipal Liaison Committee will convene in Room 3 and the Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Services Committee in Conference Room 9.

The general Board meeting is open to the public in accordance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.

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

 

Several Thomas Nelson Offices Announce Revised Service Hours for Holidays

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Various Thomas Nelson Community College offices will observe revised service hours during the holiday season.

Library, Hampton campus week of Nov. 25
Monday,  7:45 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday,  7:45 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday,  8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday,  (Thanksgiving) Closed
Friday,  Closed

Library, Historic Triangle campus week of Nov. 25
Monday,   7:45 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday,  7:45 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday,  8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday,  (Thanksgiving) Closed
Friday,  Closed

Several offices will have limited services available as follows:

  • Student Services (room 117, Historic Triangle campus, Williamsburg) on Dec. 2,  12 – 2 p.m.
  • Counseling (room 201, Griffin Hall) on Dec. 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Testing (room 254, Hampton, Wythe Hall)  Dec. 9, 12-2 p.m.
  • Student Activities Office (room 224, Hampton, Griffin Hall), Dec. 9, 12-2 p.m.
  • Enrollment Services (rooms 200, 208 and 221-I, Griffin Hall) on Dec. 13, 2 – 5 p.m.
  • Office of Student Success (Hastings 323) , December 3

Thomas Nelson Officials Announce Holiday Hours

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Thomas Nelson Community College officials have announced schedules for the 2013 holiday season.

In observance of Thanksgiving, Thomas Nelson campuses in Hampton and Williamsburg will close at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 27 reopening on Monday, Dec. 2.

The College will be closed for winter break Monday, Dec. 23 through Wednesday, Jan. 1. All offices will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 2. Spring classes begin Monday, Jan. 13.

During the holiday closures, students may register for spring semester classes and pay tuition online at www.tncc.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Nelson Hosts Transfer Fairs

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Representatives from four-year colleges/universities will be available at Thomas Nelson Community College Tuesday, Nov. 19 to answer questions about transferring. For more information contact Tonya Burton at transferadvising@tncc.edu

Hampton campus
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, Va. – Wythe Hall – Library gallery

Historic Triangle campus
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
4601 Opportunity Way, Williamsburg, Va. – 2nd and 3rd floors


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