TNCC Job Fair Helps Jobseekers Find Employment

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Thomas Nelson Community College will host a job fair from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center, located at 600 Butler Farm Road in Hampton. The Fair is free and open to the public.

Representatives from many of the region’s top manufacturing, retail, finance and marketing businesses will attend to discuss current job openings, including full-time, part-time and internship opportunities. Some employers will conduct on-site interviews, so applicants are encouraged to dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes.

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TNCC Offers New Career Studies Certificate in Human Services

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HAMPTON, Va. – Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) has expanded its offerings this spring semester to include a new career studies certificate in Human Services. The Benefits Program Specialist certificate program prepares individuals for work as entry level benefits/eligibility providers within the Commonwealth’s Social Services system.

Benefits Program Specialists help people navigate through a myriad of Social Services government assistance programs. These professionals provide assistance ranging from information about eligibility criteria and help in applying for benefits, to assistance in receiving benefits, covered services or appealing denials and terminations.

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TNCC Launches New 2-Month Nurse Aide Program in Williamsburg

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This month, Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will begin a new program to benefit Peninsula jobseekers and employers in the medical field. TNCC, already an experienced accelerated healthcare training provider, has added a 2-month nurse aide program to its Workforce Development fast track classes in Williamsburg. The first class starts Tuesday, January 25, and other classes will be scheduled as needed.

The new program addresses the needs of Peninsula businesses now facing a growing nurse aide shortage in hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities. “Our first class begins with ten students, but one local employer recommended that we double that to twenty as soon as feasible because of the shortage of nursing aides in the region,” says Carmen Burrows, Associate Vice President for Workforce Development at TNCC.

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TNCC Explores the Differences Between Men and Women with New Psychology Course

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will facilitate in-depth conversations about the disparities and similarities between men and women with PSY 265: The Psychology of Men and Women. The new three-credit course will be offered during the spring 2011 semester as an elective for students who have successfully completed PSY 200: Principles of Psychology.

TNCC Assistant Professor Adjunct Tina C. Sherwood completed her doctoral dissertation on the topic in 2007 and will teach the course. “Some of the main lessons that I hope that students learn is that despite what is provided in the mass media, studies have shown that men and women are more similar than different and this course will allow equal consideration to both their similarities and differences,” Sherwood said.

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TNCC Hosts Fall Job Fair Thursday, October 14

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Job opportunities can still be found on the Peninsula with the help of Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development (TNCC-WD).   On Thursday, October 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the College will host its annual Fall Job Fair at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center (PWDC) located at 600 Butler Farm Road in Hampton.

Franz Albertini, job fair coordinator for TNCC Workforce Development, says that the decline of available jobs is driving more people to attend TNCC job fairs.  “In today’s challenging job market people are searching for assistance navigating the job hunting process,” adds Albertini. (more…)

TNCC Alum Credits Success to the College’s Career Studies Certificate Program

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When Jason Pell enrolled at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) in 2006, he already had a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary History Education. TNCC’s Career Studies Certificate Program gave the 1999 Appalachian State University graduate an affordable way to learn about computer programming and databases. Before finishing his last class at Thomas Nelson, Pell was hired as a Database Technician for Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools. Earlier this month, he became an Analyst Programmer for the school district.

He credits much of his success to the Career Studies Certificate offerings at TNCC. “The career certificates are a great way for a person to expand their horizons,” Pell said.

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