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.


New Research Opportunity for TNCC Students

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College students from the across the country will spend 10 weeks at William & Mary this summer to help make the planet greener. Some may study the impact of human activity on Eastern Bluebirds nesting on local golf courses. Others may investigate the effect of mercury contamination on wildlife in the Shenandoah Valley.

Participants will earn $3,500 and work on ecology projects as part of an internship funded by a National Science Foundation grant. The award also includes room and board on the campus of William & Mary. This gives TNCC students a great opportunity to check out the campus and discover the opportunities available to students who pursue a Bachelor’s Degree at William & Mary.