TNCC Hosts Career Camp for Teens June 21-25

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Some local high school students in grades 10 and 11 will be off to camp this summer but not just any ordinary summer camp. Thanks to career coaches at Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Office of Outreach and Recruitment and the Newport News Public Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department these campers will be on the fast track to charting plans for their future careers.

Set for June 21-25 on TNCC’s Hampton campus and open to 25 students, the summer camp is called Time for New Career Choices: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM ) 101. The weeklong camp will give students an opportunity to explore careers in the healthcare field that are STEM-related.

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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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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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