Month: September 2016

TCC president sees herself as a servant leader

By: Nora Firestone Inside Business, September 26, 2016 Photography by: Harry Gerwien Edna Baehre-Kolovani sailed across the room like a breeze: cool, swift and quietly in command. She’s a welcome presence to faculty, students and proponents of Tidewater Community College, where this veteran leader in higher education spends the bulk of her time and heart… Read more »

Suffolk company awarded first of new grants

Suffolk News Herald, September 24, 2016 Tidewater Community College and Opportunity Inc. will partner to offer the state’s first Incumbent Worker Grant to a Suffolk general contractor seeking to improve the skills of its employees. The Hampton Roads Incumbent Worker Innovation Program aligns employees with skillsets desired by their employers in order to increase productivity… Read more »

Libraries host human-sized Life game

By: Sterling Giles Suffolk News Herald, September 23, 2016 From left, Ayla Piro, Molly Spruiell and Anatasia Grund play a human-sized version of the popular board game, Life, at the North Suffolk library on Thursday evening. Teens at the North Suffolk Library laughed and learned about life as they traversed a human-sized version of the… Read more »

TCC, Opportunity Inc. partner for grant program to train incumbent employees

Tidewater Community College, September 21, 2016 Tidewater Community College and Opportunity Inc. will partner to offer the state’s first Incumbent Worker Grant to a Suffolk general contractor seeking to improve the skills of its employees. The Hampton Roads Incumbent Worker Innovation Program aligns employees with skillsets desired by their employers in order to increase productivity… Read more »

Expert column | Creating career pathways because it’s “incumbent” upon us

By: Shawn Avery Inside Business, September 16, 2016 In an increasingly digital world, employers are demanding greater skills and more certifications to outpace competitors. Growing industry clusters in Hampton Roads — such as information technology, analytics and security; advanced manufacturing; life sciences and health care; maritime logistics and supply chain; and business and financial services… Read more »