John Calver, director of TNCC Manufacturing Excellence Center Featured on Local Television Station

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Recently, John Calver, director of the TNCC Manufacturing Excellence Center, was interviewed on WVEC’s noon show to discuss TNCC Workforce Development training opportunities.

TNCC and PCFWD Study Identifies Over 11,000 Upcoming Manufacturing Jobs on the Peninsula

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On Monday, September 17, the Peninsula Council for Workforce Development and Thomas Nelson Community College released Skills to Succeed Inventory, a comprehensive study of careers with 14 top Virginia Peninsula manufacturing companies. The companies report they will need 11,500 skilled trades and precision production workers from 2012 to 2016.

The study, funded by the Ford Foundation and Virginia’s Community Colleges, is part of the Peninsula Career Pathways Collaborative, a community-wide initiative that includes businesses, public school divisions, adult education centers, the community college, and regional economic and workforce agencies that will build career pathways. It includes skill-specific information on the number of upcoming manufacturing job openings, identifying 11 high-demand occupations.

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Diverse group trains, retrains at Thomas Nelson Community College

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A college graduate and a former construction worker going through the same program gives an idea of the diversity in job retraining seen these days.

Aspiring workers are flooding Thomas Nelson Community College’s Workforce Development programs, and they include the laid-off, degree-holding, degree-less and career switchers.

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TNCC Receives Grant for Career Coach in Advanced Manufacturing

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Thomas Nelson Community College has received a grant from the Virginia Community College System for a new Career Coach in Advanced Manufacturing.

The Thomas Nelson career coach will work with students in the Greater Peninsula high schools including the New Horizon’s Governor’s Academy for Innovation, Technology, and Engineering (GAITE).   Students will learn about high school and college articulated courses in career pathways for employment with Peninsula companies in advanced manufacturing, engineering, and engineering technologies.

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TNCC Summer Camps to Expose Area Teens to Future Careers in Manufacturing, Industry and Technology

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Many local area middle and high school students will be off to camp this summer but not just any ordinary summer camp. Thanks to the Office of Outreach and Recruitment at Thomas Nelson Community College, and the Fabricator and Manufacturing Association (FMA), these campers will be on the fast track to charting their career plans and future professions.

The College’s Office of Outreach and Recruitment is sponsoring two free summer camps for students in grades 7 through 10. The first camp is scheduled for June 25-29 with activities from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Historic Triangle campus, Williamsburg, Virginia. Beginning July 30, the second camp will run daily from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through August 3 at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center in Hampton. Each camp can accommodate 10 to 25 students, however space is limited, said Dr. Crystal Taylor, Outreach and Recruitment Director.

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