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TCC'S JOB SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAM RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (July 30, 2012) – Tidewater Community College’s Job Skills Training Program has been selected to receive a 2012 Exemplary Program Award from the National Council for Continuing Education & Training (NCCET).

The Job Skills Training Program (JSTP) is a comprehensive approach to job skills training and job placement for individuals with barriers to employment. Under the direction of Vice President of Workforce Development Theresa Bryant, the JSTP partners with social service and community agencies, the business community and industry leaders to provide counseling, internships, workforce readiness training and job follow-up.

The NCCET’s Exemplary Program Award recognizes sustainable, innovative and replicable programs that impact a college’s community. TCC has been invited to receive its award at the NCCET’s leadership conference on Oct. 13-16 in Reno, Nev.

“I want to congratulate Tidewater Community College’s Workforce Development division for delivering learning opportunities that empower students toward self-sufficiency, help to remove barriers that may hinder employment and provide a viable alternative labor force for the variety of industries in the Norfolk region,” said Darcy McGrath, immediate past president for the National Council for Continuing Education & Training. “Hearing from our Exemplary Program awardees will help many of our member institutions learn about the innovative practices at Tidewater Community College.”

 

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Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and workforce development services in Hampton Roads - served more than 46,000 students in 2010-11. The 16th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling and simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System. The college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Regional Health Professions Center and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach, as well as the Regional Workforce Development Center in Suffolk. Forty-five percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit www.tcc.edu.

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