TNCC Adds New Online Continuing Education Courses for Engineers, Architects, Contractors, Surveyors, Landscapers and Building Inspectors

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Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development, Office of Continuing Education, in partnership with RedVector, now offers a course library that boasts more than 2,100 essential and interactive offerings.  These online courses cover continuing education requirements and professional development training for Engineering, Architecture, Interior design, Construction, Land Surveying, Building Inspection and Landscape Architecture Industries.

Each online course meets the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations requirements for Engineers, Architects, Contractors, Land Surveyors, Landscape Architects and other industry professionals. (more…)

TNCC Receives $5,000 Towards Business Scholarhips from AAWCC

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) marketing students earned $5,000 after proposing a marketing campaign for the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC). Chosen from among five student entries, TNCC students created a plan to help AAWCC increase its membership. The award will benefit scholarships for business students at TNCC.

Sandra Robertson, Professor of Business and Business Department Program Head, led eight TNCC students as they created a plan to increase awareness, promote growth and help the members of AAWCC distinguish themselves from other female interest groups. The organization strives “to champion women and maximize their potential” with state and national activities that promote leadership “at every level within community colleges.”

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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 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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TNCC Job Fair Offers Free Help to Job Seekers and Prospective Entrepreneurs

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Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development offers Peninsula job seekers the opportunity to find jobs with more than 30 hiring employers at its annual spring job fair on Thursday, April 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center (PWDC) located at 600 Butler Farm Road in Hampton.

In addition, the job fair features workshops on starting a business, writing resumes, interviewing, finding federal jobs and more. Last year, over one thousand people attended this event. (more…)