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AT TCC TAKES A TURN FOR GROWTH
Public Open House set for Saturday, April 23
ROADS, Va. – (April 12, 2005) – At its 25-year anniversary,
truck driving at Tidewater Community College plans to prepare
even more drivers to fill empty seats in the trucking world.
With a need for 1,800 truck drivers forecasted for 2012 in Hampton
Roads alone, TCC has plans to ramp up its programs. The college
plans to add evening and weekend classes and more levels of licensing
To share what trucking offers at TCC, instructors will hold an
open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the
Portsmouth Campus. (Map link to 7000 College Drive: http://www.tcc.edu/welcome/locations/portsmouth/info/auto.htm.)
Visitors will see demonstrations of driving skills and how a simulator
puts learners in the seat, replicating the truck-driving experience.
Members of TCC’s truck driving advisory board will be present;
they represent nine firms:
Capitol Concrete, Consolidated Logistics Center, Contractors Paving
Inc., D.D. Jones, GTL Transport Co., Givens, Golden State Foods
Corp., Swift, and Wilson Trucking.
For more information, call TCC’s Information Center at 822-1122.
Tidewater Community College
is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth
of Virginia, enrolling more than 35,000 students annually. The 37th
largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC
ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. 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 the theater district
in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth
and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four
percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university
in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information,