|David Ropp, Chesapeake President with Monarch Bank, with Lisa Rhine and John Murray, TCC board member.
Rhine notes that by year 2018, 63 percent of jobs will require “some college,” a figure that continues to climb. “It’s my personal goal to get involved in economic development in the region,” Rhine said. “So we can continue to provide solid workers for our cities.”
“We are excited about the partnership between TCC and the City of Chesapeake, and seeing the growth and expansion of TCC’s campuses,” added Voncile “Von” Gilbreath, senior business development manager for the city. “Even hosting our meeting here has been beneficial, as we attracted a large crowd with many new faces.”
Rhine talked about the future growth of the Chesapeake Campus, including a four-story parking garage on tap for groundbreaking by September and a new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) building that is the next to be constructed by the Virginia Community College System on campus.