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Computer Lab

posted by Margaret Best

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.

Moving Day

posted Jan 2, 2017, 10:25 AM by Margaret Best   [ updated Jan 2, 2017, 10:31 AM ]

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.

Look at all the presents!

posted Dec 14, 2016, 12:52 PM by Margaret Best   [ updated Dec 14, 2016, 12:54 PM ]

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.

Untitled Post

posted Nov 14, 2016, 8:04 AM by Margaret Best

Students in our newest program, Small Engine Technology were given a lesson on electrical vs. nitro and Watt's Law
Then got to watch their instructor, put that into action demonstrating Remote Controlled Helicopters

Bus Donation !!!

posted Nov 11, 2016, 9:13 AM by Margaret Best   [ updated Nov 11, 2016, 9:16 AM ]

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.”

Welding Booths in Diesel Shop

posted Nov 3, 2016, 10:50 AM by Margaret Best

Our welding booths are up and running! 

Diesel students are gaining vital hands on experience with their welding instruction. 

Donation from VA STAR

posted Nov 3, 2016, 6:45 AM by Margaret Best   [ updated Nov 3, 2016, 6:45 AM ]

Chuck Drake (VA STAR State Program Coordinator) and Sharon Henry (SPARK Executive Director) delivered 25 desk computers and 20 laptops to our VA STAR Program on Wed. Our Web/Coding students will be refurbishing these computers to donate out into the community!

Sharon Henry, Paula Canaday, Chuck Drake

Mission Tomorrow Event

posted Nov 2, 2016, 12:06 PM by Margaret Best   [ updated Nov 2, 2016, 12:06 PM ]

Web/Coding and Engineering classes attended the Mission Tomorrow interactive career exploration event at the Richmond International Raceway. Students demonstrated careers in engineering and computer science to 8th graders touring the event.


Parent / Teacher Conferences

posted Nov 2, 2016, 11:07 AM by Margaret Best   [ updated Nov 2, 2016, 11:07 AM ]

Tue. Nov 8 is Parent/Teacher Conference Day Form 9-4
Call 804-966-8575 to make an appointment

CPR Certified

posted Oct 31, 2016, 9:37 AM by Margaret Best   [ updated Oct 31, 2016, 9:37 AM ]

Congratulations to our Nurse Aide students for completing their CPR training !!

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