Diesel Grant

posted Jun 6, 2019, 7:31 AM by Margaret Best

Thank you!! Carter Machinery for choosing The Bridging Communities Foundation to receive a $3000 grant!! These funds will be used for equipment, curriculum & scholarship in Bridging Communities Diesel Program


posted May 31, 2019, 8:16 AM by Margaret Best

Congratulations to Criminal Justice Senior Morgan Bowman who was presented with a $1000 scholarship from Virginia Sheriffs' Institute (VSI)by New Kent County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Joe McLaughlin


posted May 30, 2019, 12:58 PM by Margaret Best

Thank you to Rotary Club of New Kent, Shore to Shore LaSertoma, and Haven of Hope LaSertoma for awarding Workforce scholarships to our students entering the work force.
These scholarships allow seniors who will be heading to jobs after graduation, to purchase tools and equipment they will need to succeed.
Thank you to Mike Cooke of Snap-on Tools, for giving our scholarship winners the opportunity to double their funds by offering products at half price!!!
Thank you Matt Smolnik of the New Kent EDA for speaking to the students about the importance of workforce training
Congratulations to our Scholarship Recipients:
Michael Drain completed our Small Engine program was awarded $750 by the Rotary Club of New Kent

Jesse Payne in our Diesel Technology Program will be working at Carter Machinery was awarded $750 by the Rotary Club of New Kent

Dana Bohannon in our Diesel Technology Program was awarded $1000 by Shore to Shore LaSertoma

Kaitlyn Fary in our Pre-Practical Nursing Program was awarded $500 by Haven of Hope LaSertoma

Tara Hart in our Pre-Practical Nursing Program was awarded $500 by Haven of Hope LaSertoma

Culinary Trip

posted May 29, 2019, 5:41 AM by Margaret Best

Three of our Culinary students had the rare opportunity to visit the Culinary Vegetable Institute at The Chef's Garden in Ohio and experience the entire process of a vegetable show case dinner! Check out the article about their experience.

Career Signing Day

posted May 23, 2019, 6:47 AM by Margaret Best

Congratulations!!! Four of our diesel technology graduating seniors accepted full-time positions yesterday at our CAREER SIGNING DAY!!!

Justin Bostic signed with Bay Diesel & Generator (Richmond, VA) as a Power Generation Technician
Jesse Payne joins the Carter Machinery team as a Heavy Equipment Technician
Logan Sims will head to Fleet Brothers as an Agricultural Technician
Nick Sorensen joins Carter Machinery as a Heavy Equipment Technician

We want to thank these and all of our business partners who attend the event. These companies have provided great learning opportunities for our students by being internship sites, providing classroom demonstrations, donating equipment, contributing curriculum resources and supporting our efforts to support our students.
Chesterfield Police Department, Columbia Gas of Virginia, Deltaville Yachting Center & Chesapeake Yacht Sales, Henrico County Division of Fire, Henrico County Police, Henrico County, VA Sheriff's Office, New Kent County Sheriff's Office, Omega Protein, Rush Truck Center, Vermeer Equipment, Western Branch Diesel
#communitysupport #careersigningday

Charles City County Public Schools, King and Queen Central High School, King William County Public Schools, Middlesex County Public Schools, VA, New Kent County Public Schools, West Point Public Schools

State Champions

posted May 20, 2019, 10:47 AM by Margaret Best   [ updated May 20, 2019, 10:47 AM ]

2 State Champions in the Microsoft Office Specialist Competition
Eva Aquino 1st place in MOS Word 2016
Aiden Grant 1st place in MOS Excel 2016

Good luck in Orlando at The Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship this June!!!

Culinary Trip

posted May 20, 2019, 6:19 AM by Margaret Best


posted May 17, 2019, 9:32 AM by Margaret Best

Congratulation to this year's Bridging Communities Regional CTE Foundation, Inc. Scholarship recipients!!
At a meeting this week the Bridging Communities Regional CTE Foundation awarded 4 scholarships to Bridging Communities Graduating seniors.
All four students will be attending 4 year universities in the fall
- Sarah Davis, King William High
- Amber Edwards, Middlesex High
- Destinee Brooks, King and Queen Central High School
- Noah Babin, New Kent High School 

New Kent High School

Student Competition

posted May 17, 2019, 9:17 AM by Margaret Best   [ updated May 17, 2019, 9:18 AM ]

On May 4th, five criminal justice students participated in the inaugural Virginia Law Enforcement Invitational hosted by
Future Guardians of Virginia Students competed against other high school students and young adults involved in various law enforcement programs from across Central & Northern Virginia. Participants had the opportunity to compete in team events for Domestic Disputes, DUI Traffic Stops, & Consensual Encounters. Or show their individual skills in a Traffic Stop, Defensive Tactics, and Physical Fitness.
Our students showed great skill and determination at the event! Several BC alumni help as role players at this event!
Great job to our students: Morgan Bowman, Brooke Forsythe, Hunter Guard, Karie James, Faith Jones

Thanks for the support from our Alumni: Tyler Anthony, Julia Duszynski, Sierra Greedan, Jordan Hathaway, Diamond Stevens, Preston Upshaw
Special thanks to our Parent Volunteer: Julie Forsythe

Alumni News

posted May 9, 2019, 8:35 AM by Margaret Best

A successful 2018 graduate of our Criminal Justice program, Preston Upshaw is featured in this Henrico County Sheriff's Office video, What's it Like to be a Jailor? Great Job Preston!

What's it Like to be a Jailor?

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