Published: September 25, 2006
The Virginia Peninsula – Friday, August 25, 2006, was a day of new beginnings for 64 students who graduated from various workforce development programs at Thomas Nelson Community College. Among graduates were 10 students who received Medical Office Administration certificates sponsored by a grant-program for spouses of those serving at Langley Air Force.
Professional certificates were also awarded in Website Management Program, Human Resource Management Essentials, Medical Transcription, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Coding Billing Specialist , Medical Office Assistant , Dental Office Assistant Administrative Office Specialist, Dealing with Conflict and Confrontation, Non-Profit Organization, Overcoming Negativity in the Workplace, Taking Control of your Workday and Professional Telephone Skills during the program which was held at the Espada Conference Center in Moore Hall on the College’s Hampton campus.
Among several guests who addressed the graduating class was Saundra Williams, a student who shared her personal story of belonging to a “Displaced Workers Club” before joining the Medical Coding and Billing Specialist program. “Hampton Roads is growing by leaps and bounds. There is no longer a safe and secure job. Fortunately, Thomas Nelson Workforce Development was there to help me get through the rough times. The staff members and instructors are there to see that you get the training and support you need,” Williams said. In closing, Williams said to the graduating students, “Keep one thing in mind as you start your new careers. Never be afraid of shadows … that just means there is a light out there somewhere.”
For information about the Workforce Training and Continuing Education programs at Thomas Nelson Community College please call 825-2937.
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