News & Updates
Students in Web & Coding classes were excited to spend time last week setting up and moving equipment into new space for their Virginia STAR computer refurbishment lab.
The Virginia Student Training and Refurbishment Program (Virginia STAR or VA STAR) is a state-wide program that teaches students to refurbish surplus computer hardware from government agencies and private companies. The refurbished computers are donated to families, organizations, and school districts that wish to use them. Through participation in the program, students work towards earning industry-standard certifications which can pave the way for both higher education and well-paying jobs.
Small Engine students were excited to move equipment into their new renovated lab/classroom today.
Thank you to Tim Pollock & his maintenance dept at New Kent County Public Schools for their hard work in making this possible.
Our Nurse Aide & Criminal Justice classes had fun collecting gifts and wrapping them as part of a community service learning project. They sponsored four children through Matthew's Haven, Inc. Give A Child A Christmas program. Our Diesel class collected non perishable food items for the program.
Thank you to Carter Machinery Company, Inc., for donating a fully functioning 2001 Thomas Freightliner bus, equipped with a Caterpillar engine to our diesel program. Bill Reinholtz, the Corporate Development Manager delivered the bus on Wednesday and handed the keys over to representatives of the Bridging Communities Regional CTE Foundaiton.
Dr. Stephen Trexler, Director at the Center stated, “Having unlimited access to equipment like this bus, is critical if we are to provide our students with the hands-on training that they must experience to be successful in today’s industry. The partnerships that we develop with business and industry leaders, like Mr. Reinholtz and Carter Machinery, allow our programs to train students using the most up to date equipment and technology.”
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