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Public invited to event at TCC's Virginia Beach Campus

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. ( May 3, 2011) – In today’s competitive job market, those looking to build careers in manufacturing and technology industries can gain an edge by attending Tidewater Community College’s Manufacturing Career Fair.

During the Career Fair, set for Thursday, May 12, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Advanced Technology Center on TCC's Virginia Beach Campus, job seekers can meet with representatives from 11 local, regional and national manufacturing and technology companies.

The event is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to “dress for success” and bring multiple copies of their resumes. No pre-registration is required.

The Manufacturing Career Fair showcases opportunities with these employers: BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Bauer Compressors Inc., Canon Virginia, Colonnas Shipyards, Cobham Composite Products, Earl Industries, Huntington Ingalls, Pepsi, STIHL Inc., Sumito and Virginia Port Authority.

The event is hosted by TCC’s career coach program in manufacturing, engineering and technology. For more information, contact TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122, or career coach Robert Williams, 822-7147, For directions, visit



Laurie White

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - topped 45,000 students in 2009-10. The 16th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling & 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 Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. 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