American boxer Sugar Ray Leonard claimed, “Boxing is the ultimate challenge. There’s nothing that compares to testing yourself the way you do every time you step into the ring.” Leonard certainly knew about testing and pushing himself to do his best. This same principle holds true for talented students.
Quadre Pulliam grew up in Saxe, Virginia and graduated in May 2017 from Randolph-Henry High School. Almost immediately after high school graduation, he began the Power Line Worker Training Program at Southside Virginia Community College.
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.
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.
The anticipated date the SVCC Foundation's online scholarship application for Spring 2018, Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 will be available at southside.academicworks.com is Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Spring semester reviewing and awarding will begin by November 8.
From Chase City, Virginia, Tayia Smith completed Southside Virginia Community College's Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) program while also a student at Bluestone High School and working a part-time job.
Joshua Worrell, a homeschool graduate from Nottoway County, earned an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree from Southside Virginia Community College.
We visit with Kathy Whitt, an SVCC Administrative Support Specialist III at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston.
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.
Stuart Bowen’s job is cool because he makes safety a priority for the citizens of the area. Bowen is Chief of Police for the town of South Hill, Virginia, a job he began in July of 2016.
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.
Trina Reavis, a Brunswick County native and 1990 Brunswick Senior High School graduate, earned a certificate in Early Childhood Development from Southside Virginia Community College.
We visit with Detra Carr, a Truck Driving Training Instructor at SVCC.
Our Practical Nursing students participated in donating Blessing Buckets at SVHEC for hurricane victims.
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.
Here are the recent graduates of the Southside Virginia Community College Truck Driver Training School in South Boston.
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).
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.
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.
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.