Middle College Expands to Williamsburg

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Workforce Development now offers the Middle College program in Williamsburg. The free program prepares young adults ages 18-24 years for in-demand careers as they earn their GED. Classes take place at TNCC’s Historic Triangle campus is Williamsburg. Available training includes Nurse Aide, Welding, HVAC, Medical Coding and Billing, Automotive, and more.

Middle College offers young adults who have not completed high school opportunities and employment training. In less than eight weeks, students can earn their GED and enroll in college via this innovative initiative. Since the program’s inception in 2009, TNCC has graduated several students and put them on the pathway to a rewarding career.

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TNCC Precision Welding Center Ribbon Cutting Set for Thursday, May 13

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Peninsula businesses and local officials will celebrate the official opening of the new Precision Welding Center at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 13.  The facility, which can train up to 75 welders per month for entry level skilled welding positions, is located in the Peninsula Workforce Development Center at 600 Butler Farm Road in Hampton.

TNCC President Alvin J. Schexnider will recognize Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Alcoa Foundation, and Miller Electric for their contributions to the $225,000 center.

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TNCC Opens Precision Welding Center and Announces Subsidized Program for Welders

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In response to the increasing shortage of skilled welders on the Peninsula, Thomas Nelson Community College is launching a new “Precision Welding Center” and kicking it off with a new, 3-month, hands-on subsidized welding training program leading to national credentials. The first course of 20 students is scheduled for May at TNCC’s newly expanded, state-of-art Welding Center in the Peninsula Workforce Development Center.  Though applicants are required to pay a non-refundable $275 registration fee, the remaining training costs are sponsored by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

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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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