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TCC’s Women’s Center to hold
free workforce conference March 31


HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (March 14, 2007) – On Saturday, March 31, Tidewater Community College’s Women’s Center presents “You Can Do It! Claim Your Place in the Workforce,” a free half-day conference for women seeking job satisfaction and a “living wage.”

From 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Advanced Technology Center at TCC’s Virginia Beach Campus, participants will discover and discuss careers once considered exclusive to men.

  • Barbara Ciara, managing editor and evening news anchor at Channel 3, will open the morning with a talk on her TV-news career, a path that not long ago was male dominated. 
  • Sessions with women in lucrative career fields will reveal satisfying jobs in civil engineering technology, computer-assisted design, computer networking, law enforcement, fire science, auto technology, and ship repair. Mentor speakers include: Deputy Chief Donna Brehm (Virginia Beach Fire Dept.), Kori Lambert (Hourigan Construction) and Carol Curtis (Noah Construction owner, TCC alum).
  • TCC faculty and students will discuss college programs with mentorships and apprenticeships that support students while they learn critical skills for well-paying jobs with future advancement.

Contact TCC’s Women’s Center, 822-7554, to reserve a place. Space is limited.





Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 37,000 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, visit