Canon Virginia, TNCC Develop Unique Partnership

Category: General News Comments Open
Tags: , , , , ,

The business’s arrangement with the college pays trainees while filling job needs now.

The Daily Press

Canon Virginia’s big expansion project locally is quickly acquiring workers through its unique partnership with Thomas Nelson Community College’s Workforce Development office.

The opportunities couldn’t come at a better time for workers looking to gain skills while earning a salary — and getting their training paid for.

(more…)

TNCC, ODU, Hampton City Schools Collaboration Puts Aspiring Teachers on the Path to Their Careers

Category: General News Comments Open
Tags: , , , , ,

Nearly 30 local residents who aspire to teaching careers began the first leg of their journey this fall when Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC), Hampton City Schools (HCS) and Old Dominion University (ODU) launched an initiative to address a shortage of elementary and special education teachers. Called First Steps, the program gives full time HCS employees an opportunity to earn the training and academic credentials necessary to become teachers.

The HCS paraprofessionals began evening classes in August at the College’s Hampton campus on the road to associate’s degrees in social science with specialization in education. They were selected for First Steps based on successful completion of a 500-word essay, two letters of recommendation, and meeting TNCC enrollment requirements.  The diverse group of aspiring teachers  –  two administrative assistants, 24 teacher assistants  and one school bus driver  –   will complete their TNCC degrees in a series of tailored eight-week sessions totaling four courses each semester, said  Dr. Joan Hecht, lecturer and director of cooperative teacher education programs for TNCC/ODU.

(more…)

TNCC, ODU & Hampton City Schools Collaboration Puts Aspiring Teachers on the Path to Their Careers

Category: General News Comments Open
Tags: , , , ,

Nearly 30 local residents who aspire to teaching careers began the first leg of their journey this fall when Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC), Hampton City Schools (HCS) and Old Dominion University (ODU) launched an initiative to address a shortage of elementary and special education teachers. Called First Steps, the program gives full time HCS employees an opportunity to earn the training and academic credentials necessary to become teachers.

The HCS paraprofessionals began evening classes in August at the College’s Hampton campus on the road to associate’s degrees in social science with specialization in education. They were selected for First Steps based on successful completion of a 500-word essay, two letters of recommendation, and meeting TNCC enrollment requirements. The diverse group of aspiring teachers — two administrative assistants, 24 teacher assistants  and one school bus driver — will complete their TNCC degrees in a series of tailored eight-week sessions totaling four courses each semester, said Dr. Joan Hecht, lecturer and director of cooperative teacher education programs for TNCC/ODU.

(more…)

Mary Baldwin Center Provides Additional Educational Opportunities for Adult Students

Category: General News, Student Information Comments Open
Tags: , , , ,

A unique educational partnership between Thomas Nelson Community College and the Mary Baldwin College (MBC) Adult Degree Program is giving Peninsula residents the opportunity to pursue their education at the four-year college. The first 10 students to enroll at MBC’s newest regional center at TNCC will start taking classes this fall semester. The deadline to apply for admission is August 15.

Mary Baldwin College opened its sixth center for adult and graduate studies at TNCC last fall. Dr. Jean Fleming is the Center’s Director and Academic Advisor. She is available full time to help students plan and achieve their higher education goals. Courses are offered through independent study, online, and in group classes locally so that students can complete their degrees without leaving the area.

(more…)

TNCC and Blue Ridge Community College Team up for Veterinary Technology Distance Learning Program

Category: General News Comments Open
Tags: , , , ,

Information Session to be Held April 6 on the TNCC Hampton Campus

The Virginia Peninsula – Thomas Nelson Community College will be the new site for a Veterinary Technology distance learning program offered by Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) beginning in August 2007.

Students interested in becoming a veterinary technician may take advantage of the Veterinary Technology program at TNCC via a live, two-way television connection. Classes for the eight-semester program will be offered on the TNCC Hampton campus.

(more…)