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2015-9-14

GREENSVILLE/EMPORIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

LOCAL BOARD MEETING

The Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services Administrative Board will meet on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services located at 1748 East Atlantic Street.  The public is welcome to attend.

CEREMONY HELD FOR MACHINING SKILLS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM OF SVCC

Those successfully completing the Southside Virginia Community College Machining Skills Certification Program were recognized September 3, 2015 at a ceremony at the Southside Virginia Education Center in Greensville, County.  They are (Left to Right) Nakia Chambliss, John King, J'nai Foreman, Bradley Doke, Tyler Burgan, Javier Lopez and Decorress Parrott.  Another graduate, Anthony Rivera, was unable to attend.

 

A graduation ceremony was held September 3, 2015 for the first class the Machining Skills Certification Program based at Southside Virginia Community College’s Southside Virginia Education Center location in Greensville County.  A total of eight transitioning active duty soldiers and veterans associated with Fort Lee, Virginia completed the course and obtained five industry certifications through the program.

The program is a  collaboration amongst,   Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC), the Commonwealth Center for Manufacturing (C-CAM), the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC), the Crater Regional Workforce Investment Board (Crater WIB),the Fort Lee Soldier for Life Program and 180 Skills, an online career and technical education curriculum provider.

Bruce Sobczak, Director of Workforce Development for the Commonwealth Center for Manufacturing, talked about how the program came to fruition calling it “First Say Yes, a story of innovative collaboration.”  He talked about all the partners that joined forces to make the program a success despite some obstacles.  Students in the program completed 162 online modules plus 300-plus hours  of lab work. 

Command Sargent Major Clarence Richardson noted that the program is great for the military as it downsizes

“This Is a great opportunity to take care of our service men and women and it means a lot to us,” he said.

Certificates were presented to the graduates by Dr. Al Roberts, SVCC President.  The graduates are Tyler Burgan, Nakia Chambliss, Bradley Doke, J’nai Foreman, John King, Javier Lopez, Decorress Parrott and Anthony Rivera.

Douglas Beaver, instructor for the Machining Program said, “Many of our students are continuing with the second part of the Program while working in the field.  The average hourly wage is $16.93 per hour.”

Presenting the certificates are (Left to Right) Evan Feniman, Executive Director, Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, Dr. Al Roberts, SVCC President, with J'nai Foreman, and Sergeant Major Clarence Richardson.

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Library to hold 75th Birthday Celebration

The Brunswick County Library is celebrating 75 years of service on October 7th.  An all-day appreciation of library patrons is planned featuring special gifts for the first 75 visitors. On display will be art by William Ward Moseley as well as library memories from year’s past. From 4:00-6:00 PM the library will host featured guests including, the Librarian of Virginia, Sandra Treadway; local historian, Gay Neale; and Brunswick County Board Supervisor, Barbara Jarrett Drummond Harris.

 The first library building, which is the present Brunswick County Museum, was opened October 7, 1940. The current library building opened in 1987 to allow for the expansion of the library’s collection. Ever changing and evolving to meet the needs of the community, the library has access to more than 83,000 books and movies, as well as large collection digital books, magazines, and music available for download.

 Through the years the Brunswick County Library has served as a central hub of the community offering not just books and information, but also programs, fax and copy service, public computer and printer access, magazines, DVDs, CDs, and more.  Be sure to stop by, see all that the library has to offer, and mark your calendar for October 7th to celebrate the library’s birthday.

The Brunswick County Library is a part of the Meherrin Regional Library System and is located at 133 W. Hicks Street, Lawrenceville. For more information contact the library at 434-848-2418 ext. 301 or visit FaceBook at www.facebook.com/meherrinregionallibrary.

Delegate Tyler Celebrates Ten Years as Our Delegate

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