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Piedmont Virginia Community College Workforce Services Department to Hold Midyear Graduation

Charlottesville, Va. – January 13, 2020 – The Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) Workforce Services Department will hold its midyear graduation on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. The ceremony will take place on the Main Campus of PVCC in Auditorium Room 229, followed by a reception in the adjacent North Mall Meeting Room.

PVCC Youth Programs will cohost Annual 10th Grade Career Expo

Piedmont Virginia Community College Youth Programs is set to cohost the annual 10th Grade Career Expo at the DoubleTree in Charlottesville, Virginia, October 30 and 31, 2019. The expo, BizKid$ Career Pathways, is offered by KidsCollege at PVCC, UVA Community Credit Union, DoubleTree by Hilton, the Albemarle, Charlottesville, Greene, and Nelson County school systems, and local area employers.

PVCC drone program receives national recognition

Charles Werner speaking at podium

The National Council on Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems recently awarded PVCC a commendation for its leadership in drone operation training for emergency responders. Charles L. Werner, Chair of National Council, presented the award to Valerie Palamountain, PVCC’s Dean of Workforce Services, at the third annual National Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Conference.

PVCC hosts third national public safety drone conference in March

PVCC sign with drone flying

PVCC’s Third Annual Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Conference will be held at King Family Vineyards in Crozet, Virginia, from Monday, March 4, through Wednesday, March 6. This national conference brings together leading experts in law enforcement, public safety, search and rescue, emergency services and disaster relief who have integrated drones into their operations.

State grant allows PVCC to expand workforce training in heavy construction sector

Piedmont Virginia Community College is one of a select group of Virginia community colleges developing programs in the rapidly growing field of heavy construction. The statewide two-year, $4 million economic investment will support curriculum development and FastForward workforce training.

FastForward is a short-term workforce credential program to train Virginians for top, in-demand jobs across the Commonwealth. Developed by the Virginia Community College System, programs are built so students can get their education while they work.