When it comes to one-stop shopping, the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center is hard to beat. With its humble beginnings in a mobile unit on the grounds of Halifax High School, this center is now a featured attraction in the beautifully revitalized downtown South Boston district.
It’s motto of “Zero to career in less than a year” expresses how this group has blossomed into a full-service center for both education and training. They are small enough to provide classes for those who need help with literacy skills, but large enough to offer a variety of college degrees from bachelor to doctoral.
As if providing a trained workforce isn’t impressive enough, the SVHEC is also in the business of prototyping and design for manufacturers. Giving the people and businesses what they need to succeed is what the SVHEC is all about. Find out more as they offer insight to their services in the feature below.
What would you like to share about your business or organization with our members?
Southern Virginia Higher Education Center provides access to affordable, convenient college degree and job training programs. Students have access to everything from literacy and English as a Second Language tutoring to bachelor and doctoral degrees. Our job training programs are hands-on, credential-based programs that take you from “Zero to Career in Less Than a Year.”
What’s an interesting fact about your business?
We started in 1986 in a small mobile unit on the grounds of Halifax County High School.
Why did you become involved in the SPTC?
We love the fact that SPTC is a collaborative network of IT professionals focused on promoting technology and technology related career pathways. We felt joining SPTC would provide SVHEC staff with excellent opportunities to connect and network with other professionals in the region.
How does being a member of the SPTC help you?
SPTC provides our staff with an awareness of what’s going on in technology in southern Virginia, and helps shape our understanding of how we can best contribute to preparing the workforce for current and future careers.
What challenges are you facing that the SPTC may be able to assist with?
We’d love to have SPTC’s help in spreading the word throughout the region about our technical training programs, customized training for employers, and our prototyping, design for manufacturing, and small production services.
For more information on the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center visit www.svhec.org or call 434-572-5440.
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