Thomas Nelson Receives Grant to Develop Career Pathway Program in Emergency Medical Services

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The Virginia Peninsula – Dr. Crystal Taylor, director of Tech Prep/Dual Enrollment for Thomas Nelson Community College, has received a $5,600 grant from the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) to develop a career pathway program in Emergency Medical Services. Taylor was one of three program directors from VCCS institutions who submitted winning proposals to receive the Path to Industry Certification: Curriculum Development Funds. The awards create new secondary to post- secondary pathways or new secondary/post-secondary partnerships in the VCCS Tech Prep consortia.

The Virginia Peninsula Tech Prep Consortium at Thomas Nelson Community College aims to provide career pathways that bring together partners from secondary schools, community colleges, universities, regional businesses, and industries that equip the emerging workforce with skills, knowledge and abilities necessary for success in the 21st. century. Additionally, the Consortium strives to meet the needs of the region’s industry and state.

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