Scholarships - Criminal Justice

posted May 31, 2018, 7:45 AM by Margaret Best

Congratulations to Julia Duszynski and Preston Upshaw!!! Recipients of the Virginia Sheriffs' Institute (VSI) Scholarships
Sheriff J.S. “Jeff” Walton of King William County Sheriff's Officepresented the scholarships to the Criminal Justice seniors on Wednesday.
Julia will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University and Preston will be attending Rappahannock Community College
Good Luck to both of you!!

Coding student project for Summer STEM

posted May 29, 2018, 10:02 AM by Margaret Best

Great job Noah! One of our juniors in Coding & Advanced Programming created a Lego clock project for middle school students to work on at our Summer STEM Academy this July. Check out the video:

Lego Clock

Diesel Internship

posted May 29, 2018, 9:59 AM by Margaret Best

Hands on learning: Diesel Senior Michael John Haile, during his internship at Carter Machinery Richmond facility. He is assisting in the instillation of a winch on a D-7 bulldozer that will be operated in the natural gas and petroleum transmission pipeline fields.

Engineering Students Earn Certification

posted May 15, 2018, 9:24 AM by Margaret Best

All nine seniors in the Engineering & Technology program at Bridging Communities Governor's STEM Academy recently earned the Energy Industry Fundamentals (EIF) certificate offered by the Center for Energy Workforce Development. The EIF program covers such basics as emerging principles and concepts that impact the energy industry; compliance with safety and health procedures; how electric power and natural gas generation, transmission, and distribution work; a range of entry-level energy careers; and "hot topics" in energy. #stem #workforcedevelopment #energy

Culinary - Lunch

posted May 11, 2018, 9:29 AM by Margaret Best

Culinary Arts students prepared lunches today. Looks and smells great. Can't wait to try it!


posted May 11, 2018, 6:42 AM by Margaret Best   [ updated May 11, 2018, 6:45 AM ]

Happy to announce this years' Bridging Communities Regional CTE Foundation scholarship recipients.
We are very proud of each one of them and wish them luck and success in the future.
Each year the Foundation awards scholarships to graduating seniors attending
Bridging Communities Regional Career & Technical Center. One Scholarship is awarded to a student in each of the six school division that attend Bridging Communities.

2018 Scholarship Recipients:
Charles City - Shania King - Culinary Arts
King & Queen - Breyona Harvey - Nurse Aide
King William - Julia Duszynski - Criminal Justice
Middlesex - Thomas Redmon - Diesel Technology
New Kent - Sheena Johns - Coding & Advanced Coding
West Point - Miranda West - Nurse Aide

Shania King, Dr. Phillips

CJ Training

posted May 8, 2018, 4:51 AM by Margaret Best

Criminal Justice 2 students were practicing DUI standardized field sobriety tests

Truck Donation

posted May 3, 2018, 12:54 PM by Margaret Best

We were pleased to accept the donation of a 1999 Freightliner FLD120 Road Tractor for use in the Diesel Program at Bridging Communities. Corporate Technical/Training Manager, Loraine Taylor of Carter Machinery handed the keys over to Bridging Communities Regional CTE Foundation - Vice President, Rodney Hathaway.

The students will gain hands-on experience as they perform various service and repair tasks on the vehicle. Learning all of the subsystems and how they work together.

Our staff and students are excited to have this new learning tool for our diesel program. Students will be able to see the workings of an entire vehicle and how all the "stations" they have been utilizing work together.

Engineering Student Success

posted May 2, 2018, 8:35 AM by Margaret Best   [ updated May 2, 2018, 8:40 AM ]

Sarah Davis, a King William junior in the Engineering & Technology program at Bridging Communities, was recently accepted as a Fellow in the Dean's Early Research Initiative at Virginia Commonwealth University. The Dean's Early Research Initiative (DERI) aims to enhance high school students' exposure to engineering research while, providing opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to develop skills in mentoring. The goal of the DERI program is to give high school students an extended research experience.

DERI Fellows will work with a VCU Ph.D. student and faculty member on a research project. They begin their work in the summer before their senior year in high school, and continue throughout the year.

When asked what she was looking forward to with the DERI program, Sarah said "It will let me meet new people in a new learning environment. My Bridging Communities engineering class recently visited the VCU School of Engineering, which really opened my eyes to opportunities at college."

Asked about her expectations for the future, Sarah responded "While I am hoping for a career in biomedical engineering, the Dean's Early Research Initiative at VCU will help me prepare for college and any career."

Community Support

posted May 1, 2018, 12:59 PM by Margaret Best

Pleased to announce that the New Kent Winery has named Bridging Communities as the official charity of their Vineyard Live Concert this year. Proceeds from every ticket sold will benefit scholarships for our students

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