Business & Community Partners


Atlantic Bulk Carriers ATLANTIC BULK CARRIER supports student hands on learning by donating equipment to our Diesel program.

ATLANTIC BULK CARRIER Founded in 1971 by Gary Short, we are still a family-owned and family-run company. Our operations cover the United states and Canada, but are primarily concentrated along the East Coast. We have drivers and managers based throughout the Southeast.

Our goal is to provide the safest, most reliable service to our customers. Our drivers and managers are the key to achieving this goal and we are here to support them in doing that.

http://www.bruceautoparts.com/

Bruce Auto Parts has donated generous amounts of needed equipment and parts to the Diesel Technology program on several occasions.

Family owned and operated since 1939, Bruce Auto Parts strives to be a leader in the Automotive Recycling Industry. We carry late model domestic and import cars and trucks that are mostly 10 years old or newer. Every year we buy over 1,000 later model domestic cars and trucks to replenish our inventory of over 100,000 parts, to serve your auto parts needs. We have a staff of 6 professional sales people to answer your questions. We provide installation of engines and transmissions. To show the confidence we have in our parts, we offer a standard 100-day part warranty -- one of the best in the industry. We are also prepared to offer extended warranties, just ask our sales staff for details. For our customers we offer 5 trucks daily for local and out of town delivery, please check with our sales staff.

https://cartermachinery.com/

Carter Machinery supports the our Diesel Technology program with equipment & software donations. Carter Machinery is an active member of the Bridging Communities Diesel CTE Advisory Committee & employees students in our internship program. They support & donate to our the Bridging Communities Regional CTE Foundation annually

Since 1952, Carter Machinery has had a hand in the success of numerous construction, mining, forestry, and industrial operations throughout our assigned territory. We've grown to be one of the leading Caterpillar dealers in the U.S. with over 20 locations and 1,100 employees. Our technicians, technical advisors, salespeople and support staff have an old-fashioned devotion to doing the job right, because they know a solid reputation is built one satisfied customer at a time.

Charles City-New Kent Victim Witness office is a member of our Criminal Justice CTE Advisory Committee and provides learning activities as a guest speaker in the classroom and as a member of our job shadow program.

The New Kent Victim Witness Assistance Program is located in the New Kent Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in the New Kent County Courthouse. The current director of our program is

http://www.crh-catering.com/

CRH Catering Company, made a generous donation of snack and soda vending machines filled with items, to Bridging Communities. Proceeds from the vending machines help offset student fees associated with competing at district and state competitions held by student organizations.

CRH is a supporter of the annual Bridging Communities Foundation Golf Tournament

CRH Catering, founded in 1967, is recognized as one of the top vending and food service management companies located in the Mid-Atlantic area that specializes in contract dining, catering, micro markets, and vending machine services. Through general growth and acquisitions, CRH has expanded to eight divisions, two satellite distribution facilities in Virginia and Maryland, a full-service commissary, a depot for parts and equipment refurbishment, and a purchasing office. CRH Catering has approximately 190 employees.

CRH Catering Company provides vending and food service management to well over 2,000 accounts: including Safety Rest areas, Welcome Centers, Colleges and Universities, Government and Institutional, Retail, Private Business, and Industry. CRH also maintains outstanding allied partnerships with many national vending management companies including Sodexho USA, National Vending, Universal Vending, and International Vending Management.

In 2007, CRH advanced its partnerships to include USConnect. Initially, through the development of joint marketing and purchasing programs, the affiliate member partners of USC achieved mutual benefits through the supply chain. This led to the development of cutting edge initiatives that were designed to benefit all clients of each affiliate member. CRH marketing and purchasing programs are administered through partnership agreements between major vend product manufacturers and USC. It is the goal of USC to have limited, but very strong and sound partnerships with each affiliate member, including CRH. Because of this, CRH is the only partner with USC covering its territories within the states of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia.

Columbia Gas of Virginia is a member of our engineering CTE Advisory Committee and provides classroom lectures, and site visits for our engineering students.

We’re one of Virginia’s leading energy companies, with more than 400 employees dedicated to providing customers with the service they need every day.

http://www.cumminsatlantic.com/Home.aspx

Cummins Atlantic has donated equipment & curriculum software to our Diesel Technology program and is an active member of the Bridging Communities Diesel CTE Advisory Committee.

A regional power leader, Cummins Atlantic is a corporation of complementary business units that design, upfit, distribute, and service electric power generation systems, engines, and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, and emissions solutions.

Dominion Energy is a member of our engineering CTE Advisory Committee and provides classroom lectures, and site visits for our engineering students.

Dominion Mission: Serve our customers safely & reliably; Strengthen our communities; Minimize environmental impacts; Reward our shareholders; & Live our values


http://www.jamesriverequipment.com/

James River Equipment donates equipment to our Diesel Equipment program & is an active member of the Bridging Communities Diesel CTE Advisory Committee. They employee students in our internship program

James River Equipment is your full-service equipment and tractor dealership dedicated to the needs of our agriculture, construction, forestry, commercial and residential customers in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Our services include equipment sales, parts, service and rentals. With 30 full service locations and over 100 field service vehicles, we stand ready for when you need us to keep you up and running! - See more at: http://www.jamesriverequipment.com/about-us/#sthash.mYaZILRK.dpuf

The King William County Sheriff's Office participates in our job shadow program, is a member of our criminal justice CTE Advisory Committee and provides classroom lectures.

The Sheriff is a member of the Bridging Communities Regional CTE Foundation.

King William Sheriff’s Office is a progressive agency, which is committed to providing the highest level of public safety and protection to all county residents and guests. This will be accomplished by being proactive in crime prevention; to fairly and impartially enforce local, state and federal laws; to be continually interactive with all aspects of our community; and to maintain irreproachable professionalism, respect, fairness and integrity by all personnel.

The King William-King & Queen Vicitm Witness Assistance Office participates in our job shadow program, is a member of our criminal justice CTE Advisory Committee and provides classroom lectures.

The King William and King and Queen Victim/Witness Assistance Program was developed to assist those who find themselves involved in the criminal justice system as crime victims or witnesses. This program, operated by the Offices of the Sheriffs and Offices of the Commonwealth Attorneys, helps ensure that fair and compassionate treatment is given to all victims and witnesses. Our goal is to reduce confusion by explaining the criminal justice process while providing information about services that are available.

http://www.matthewshaven.org/

The Matthews Haven website was created and is maintained by Bridging Communities Coding students. Bridging Communities holds food drives for Matthews Haven and participates in thier "Give A Child A Christmas" program as part of service learning projects. Through the VASTAR program Bridging Communities has donated Computers to children through Matthew's Haven

Matthews Haven provides basic necessities such as gently used children’s clothing, baby equipment including cribs mattresses, strollers, swings; other supplies including diapers, formula and baby food. Assistance cam be provided to the families for energy and food cost. Under extreme circumstance, and when funding allows, rental assistance can also be provided. No cash is directly provided. All payments for energy, food and rental allowance are paid directly to the companies providing the services, government social service agencies, local school systems, churches and other nonprofit organizations.

Rush Truck Centers participates in our diesel Internship program, provides classroom lectures, donates valuable training equipment, and is a member of our diesel CTE Advisory Committee.

For more than 50 years, Rush Truck Centers has been dedicated to exceeding customer expectations – with the values that guide our business, the solutions we offer, the brands we represent, our facilities and our exceptional customer service. We are committed to keeping our customers up and running. No one offers you more than Rush Truck Centers.


The New Kent Sheriff's Department participates in work based learning exercises, field trip opportunities and classroom lectures in our criminal justice program. They are a member of our criminal justice CTE Advisory Committee and and take part in our Job Shadow program.

The members of the New Kent County Sheriff’s Office shall, through a partnership with the citizens of our community, provide for the highest possible degree of protection for the county residents, guests, and their properties. The New Kent Sheriff’s Office shall endeavor to develop community responsibilities devoted to the reduction of crime and the enhancement of public safety. These efforts shall include problem solving strategies, crime analysis, crime suppression, and crime prevention techniques, a business / community / law enforcement alliance, and other approaches designed to establish an environment where the criminal element will not prosper.

https://quinrivers.org/

Bridging Communities Coding students maintain the website for Quin Rivers. Quin Rivers has donated equipment to our VASTAR program

Quin Rivers, Inc. is a ten-jurisdiction non-profit and Community Action Agency serving the needs of low-to-moderate income residents in East- Central Virginia since 1970. Our work focuses on a variety of areas, such as: Domestic and Dating Violence; Sexual Assault Prevention and Remediation; Healthy Families Early Child Development; Housing and Mortgage Counseling; Project Discovery College Entry Preparation; Virginia Dominion Energy Share; USDA Micro-business Loans; Business and Job Development; and Grant Writing and Project Development for our jurisdictions served.

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Rappahannock Community College is a member of the Bridging Communities Advisory Council & CTE Advisory Committee. They have helped develop curriculum and provided valuable equipment and resources for our programs. RCC offers dual enrollment credit.

Rappahannock Community College (RCC) is a two-year public institution of higher education in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). It is one of twenty-three community colleges that make up the VCCS. Established in 1971 as a comprehensive community college, RCC serves the residents of Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmorland counties with quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities, and is governed by policies set by the Virginia State Board for Community Colleges with support and advice form the RCC local Board. Funding for the college derives primarily form student tuition, followed by state appropriations, grants and local funds contributed from the twelve counties that make up the RCC service area.


The Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center participates in our job shadow program for criminal justice students.

Our mission here at the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center shall be to provide the highest level of safety and security for our community. We shall strive to meet and exceed all standards issued by the Virginia Department of Corrections and all requirements set forth by the Constitution of the United States of America. Through honesty, integrity, dedication and teamwork, we shall provide an environment of professional development that promotes respect, cooperation and ethical and moral excellence.