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VCU-CMH Uses SVCC "Sim-Lab"

On October 5 and 6, 2017, 11 participants from VCU-CMH utilized the SVCC Simulation Lab located at the Estes Community Center in Chase City to complete Neonatal Resuscitation requirements, also known as NRP. This training was designed to introduce nursing staff and physicians that will be working together in the new hospital opening in November in South Hill. The lab was used for skill stations, high fidelity simulations and team building.

Apprenticeship Takes Center Stage at Data Center

Over a year ago, Matthew Hamlett was looking for a job. His outlook did not seem promising but still, he had to find a job. Apprehensively he drove to the South Boston Workforce Center praying someone there would help. His simple plan, file for unemployment, and look for a job. Uncertain on what to expect, he quickly realized the benefits available to him at this community resource center.

Class offered by SVCC for Restaurant Workers

ServSafe® will be offered by Southside Virginia Community College’s Workforce Development Team in two locations during October.  The course covers food safety training from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. This is a necessity for all restaurant owners, food service managers, cooks andl ine staff and satisfies the “Person in Charge” requirement of the Virginia State Health Department.

This course is being offered at the Lake Country Advanced knowledge Center in South Hill on October 10, 12, 17, 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

College Day at SVCC

Area eleventh and twelfth-grade high school students and their parents are invited to attend “College Day” at Southside Virginia Community College’s Christanna Campus in Alberta on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. This is the Regional College Day program for Brunswick, Mecklenburg, and parts of Lunenburg and Nottoway counties.

Panther Prep Day for SVCC Is October 3, 2017

Plan now to attend Panther Prep Advising Day at various sites of Southside Virginia Community College on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.  This event is the perfect time to register for Spring 2018 classes, meet with advisors learn about the offerings at SVCC and just have some fun.  There will be music, food, giveaways, demonstrations, financial aid information, entertainment and more.  Get immersed in the culture of SVCC at this event.

The Transformative Power of Education

The Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan group that informs the public about issues, attitudes, and trends that shape the country and the world, examined the situation facing workers in the United States. The report summarizing their findings was titled “The State of American Jobs: How the shifting economic landscape is reshaping work and society and affecting the way people think about the skills and training they need to get ahead” (October 2016).

Alumni Spotlight - Megan Hathaway

Megan Hathaway grew up in Charlotte County, Virginia and graduated from Randolph Henry High School. She earned a Certified Nursing Assistant certificate from Southside Virginia Community College and became a CNA in 2009, the same year she graduated high school. She later returned to SVCC and completed her Associate of Applied Science in Nursing in 2016.

CITE Lab Opens

The new state-of-the-art training laboratory enhancing workforce readiness for jobs in Information Technology was officially opened August 30, 2017 with a ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by the South Hill Chamber of Commerce,  Located at the Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center in South Hill, the new Center for Information Technology Excellence (CITE) lab simulates the work environment of large data centers. 

Classes are offered here by Southside Virginia Community College. 

Major Workforce Credentialing Milestone

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has achieved the goal he set in his Executive Order 23 – Establishing the New Virginia Economy Workforce Initiative, which called for the annual production of 50,000 workforce credentials aligned with high-paying jobs in science, technology, engineering, math, and healthcare (STEM-H). The 50,361 STEM-H credentials awarded during fiscal year 2017 represent a 36-percent increase compared to fiscal year 2014 when the goal of 50,000 credentials per year was set. These credentials include: associate degrees, certificate programs, apprenticeships, certifications, licenses, and industry credentials.

Honoring First Responders

Patriot's Day was established to honor  the lives lost during the September 11th terror attack and to honor the first responders. Please stop by Student Services to sign a card of appreciation for our first responders.  Cards will be sent to our local first responders and to those helping with disaster relief.  200 hundred cards have been purchased and will be available for signatures and words of encouragement until September 25th.

Help For Hurricane Victims at SVCC

The office of Student Activities at Southside Virginia Community College has collaborated with several non-profit organization who will be taking supplies to Texas for Hurricane Harvey Relief and to Florida for Hurricane Irma relief. The student services areas on the Christanna and Keysville campuses will be drop off locations from now until September 25, 2017.


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