Recruiting manufacturers and students


RECRUITING A NEW WORKFORCE Two priorities for most technician education programs are connecting with industry partners and recruiting students from populations historically underrepresented in STEM careers. At the ATE Principal Investigators’ Conference this week Marcella Gale of Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) and Zack Hubbard of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in North Carolina explained how they used Advanced Technological Education grants to develop outreach activities that are finding the sweet spot of accomplishing both goals simultaneously. ‘Like 4-H for manufacturing’ “We need all the help we can get to recruit students, for sure,” said Gale, sharing that the leader of [...]

Recruiting manufacturers and students2021-10-25T10:08:06-04:00

SHINE Solar Installation Technician


Join the Fastest Growing Industry in the Nation The solar power industry is a rapidly growing field that is expected to help ease human dependence on the use of fossil fuels. Solar panels are now rated to produce up to 600 volts of electricity, and the cost of purchasing and installing these panels for residential purposes has been reduced considerably. Because of this, the need for solar installers has increased and is projected to grow with the demand. The purpose of this program is to endow students with previously limited/no practical work experience in solar/photovoltaic equipment installation with the skills [...]

SHINE Solar Installation Technician2021-09-23T18:27:01-04:00

Cougar Nation Congratulates Electrical Students


My success is no accident. STUDENTS EXCEL IN ELECTRICAL WITH 100% PASSING This past June, students in the NCCER Electrical Core program completed the Spring term with a 100% pass/credentialing rate.  This is no easy feat and we are all proud of our students accomplishments. "I know the students work very hard, but we also have the ‘best’ instructor for the Electrical Program" says Debra Short, Workforce Development Coordinator at CVCC. Electrical Faculty, Aaron Payne, is pushing for 100% for our Electrical boys that will finish early June. This is our first group of students that have been together for [...]

Cougar Nation Congratulates Electrical Students2021-07-02T11:28:12-04:00

CVCC to Receive Go Virginia Funding for Regional CTE Academy


Learn to think smart. VCC to Receive Go Virginia Funding for Regional CTE Academy LYNCHBURG, VA – Officials at Central Virginia Community College have announced a grant award for $400,000 from the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board (GO Virginia) to assist in creating a Regional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Academy to serve the college’s service region which includes the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell and the City of Lynchburg. The regional CTE academy will meet a need in the community that has been documented in the November 2016 Region 2000 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), which [...]

CVCC to Receive Go Virginia Funding for Regional CTE Academy2021-06-12T21:09:47-04:00

7 Essential Tips For Client Communications


Communicating Effectively of The Job. NCCER Article by Kacey Mya Every construction job is a machine with many moving parts. Teams have to be in sync to stay on track with the projected timeline, but client happiness is also crucial. Not fully understanding what's happening and why could lead to distrust in the company. The average client won't grasp the complexities of construction, so managers and team leaders must take responsibility and hone their communication skills. When clients know the realities of costs, risks and potential technicalities, the project will be easier for everyone involved. Here are seven essential [...]

7 Essential Tips For Client Communications2021-07-02T11:34:41-04:00
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