Decorress (Corey) Parrott was one of the first graduates of the new Machining Skills Certification Program based at Southside Virginia Community College's Southside Virginia Education Center location in Greensville County. He was one of eight transitioning active duty soldiers and veterans associated with Fort Lee, Virginia who completed the course. Corey obtained four NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc.) industry certifications through the program.
The program is a collaboration amongst Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC), the Commonwealth Center for Manufacturing (C-CAM), the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVH EC), the Crater Regional Workforce Investment Board (Crater WIB), the Fort Lee Soldier for Life Program and 180 Skills, an online career and technical education curriculum provider.
Since completing the program, Corey has obtained employment with Enclos' Chester location. Enclos is a façade engineering and curtain wall design company, and is one of the largest specialty design-build contractors in the United States. Corey (right) is pictured with Scott Edwards, Senior Human Resource Generalist for Enclos.