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2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Workforce Development

The mission of Thomas Nelson’s Workforce Development is to enhance the delivery of quality, market-responsive education and new training services for individuals and organizations of the Virginia Peninsula.

All divisions of Workforce Development can award CEU’s to successful students. The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is defined by the American Council of Education as “ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.”

Workforce Training and Continuing Education

Hampton: Hampton III, 525 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666
Tel: (757/825-2937 or 825-2935)

Historic Triangle: 4601 Opportunity Way, Williamsburg, VA 23188 Nurse Aid Education 4135 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Tel: (757/345-2806)

Workforce Training and Continuing Education (WTCE) works with community, government, education, business and industry partners, and the academic units of the College to develop and deliver workforce training courses and contract credit programs to individuals and organizations throughout the region.

Contract Credit Programs

WTCE offers numerous credit courses and programs customized to meet the needs of area business, industry, and government organizations. These programs are conducted on both campuses and at the Thomas Nelson Workforce Center in Williamsburg. Examples of programs include:

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Health and Safety
  • Industrial Management
  • Leadership and Supervision
  • Machine Technology
  • Mechanical Technology
  • Public Administration
  • Quality Control

Military Programs

WTCE offers onsite admission and registration assistance at four military locations on the Peninsula:

  • Coast Guard Station-Yorktown
  • Ft. Eustis
  • Langley Air Force Base
  • Naval Weapons Station

Continuing Education

WTCE offers more than 300 accelerated workforce training classes for individuals and groups seeking to enhance occupational skills or increase personal and professional development on a regularly-scheduled basis or by client request. These include:

  • Building and Construction Trades
  • Business Administration
  • Management and Communication
  • Computer Software
  • Cybersecurity
  • Healthcare Certification
  • Networking/Computer Certifications
  • Professional Development
  • Transportation Safety

Visit www.tncc.edu/workforce for detailed information.

Professional Certificate Programs

The following professional certificate programs are available:

  • Administrative Office Assistant
  • Medical Coding & Billing Specialist
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Information Security
  • Office Applications Specialist

See additional professional certificate programs under “Online Learning.”

Industry Certification Programs

In addition, programs are offered to prepare participants for the following:

  • A+ Certified Professional
  • Building Analyst (energy auditor)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Medical Coding and Billing
  • Microsoft Office Specialist
  • Network+ Certified Professional
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Security+ Certified Professional

Skills Online

More than 400 workforce courses and programs are available through online learning. Training is delivered on an individual or multiple-student basis via web-based technologies. Online Learning serves small and medium-size businesses by offering cost-effective training to employees in a flexible and timely manner. Web-based courses allow users to take the courses from home or work. For additional information, call 757/825-2937 or 2935 or visit www.tncc.edu/workforce_SkillsOnline.

Popular courses include:

  • Accounting
  • Grants Development
  • Non-profit Management
  • Project Management Professional
  • Website Design

Partnership Programs

Two licensing programs are offered in conjunction with sponsoring organizations:

  1. Commercial Driver’s License Course
    Tel: 757/878-4235
    Individuals completing this course are prepared to take the state examination for commercial truck driving. Visit www.tncc.edu/workforce for more information.
  2. Motorcycle Rider Course
    Tel: 757/825-2758
    Individuals who successfully pass this course are waived from all testing at DMV for a motorcycle endorsement on a Virginia driver’s license. For more information, visit www.tncc.edu/workforce.

Business Development and Corporate Training

600 Butler Farm Road, Ste. A, Hampton, VA 23666
Tel: 757/865-3122

Business Development and Corporate Training (BDCT) provides customized workforce development programs for business, industry and government organizations. The staff works with partner companies to explore and probe changes and emerging needs of the workplace and to provide training solutions to develop quality workforce-oriented education. The BDCT provides WorkKeys assessments, computer-based training to address worker skill “gaps” for performance improvement, and has issuing authority for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Governor’s Career Readiness Certificates. Business Development and Corporate Training provides nationally recognized services, such as Achieve Global training, DDI, Vital, EDU, Myers-Briggs and DISC, and can establish state-approved apprenticeship programs. To have the BDCT provide an assessment of targeted training needs, companies should contact the center for additional information or visit www.tncc.edu/workforce.

The Advanced Manufacturing Excellence Center

600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666
Tel: 757/865-3122

The Advanced Manufacturing Excellence Center, including the newly opened Precision Welding Center and Precision Machining Center, offers customized training programs to Peninsula manufacturers. These programs include opportunities to demonstrate and evaluate new equipment, processes, and methodologies prior to implementation on the shop floor. The center has been instrumental in designing certificate credit and non-credit programs in manufacturing. Current certificates include:

  • Apprentice Training
  • CNC Machining
  • Electrical Technician - Marine Electrician
  • Mechanical Assembler - Outside Machinist
  • Precision Welding

Credit and non-credit programs through the center are offered for organizations seeking company-wide training on a contract basis. For additional information visit, http://manufacturingtraining.tncc.edu.

Thomas Nelson Center for Building and Construction Trades

1911 Saville Row, Hampton, VA 23666
Tel: 757/865-3122

  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Facilities Maintenance Technician

Credit and non-credit programs through the center are offered for organizations seeking company-wide training on a contract basis. For additional information visit, http://manufacturingtraining.tncc.edu.

The Peninsula Workforce Development Center

600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666
Tel: 757/865-3122

The Peninsula Workforce Development Center assists business and industry by designing customized programs and training activities to aid them in creating a world-class workforce. Services provided include company startup, pre-employment or market training for new employees, enhancing employee skills in high tech fields, world-class manufacturing, and office systems technologies. The facility, which includes classrooms, flexible manufacturing space, and computer labs, is available for use by area companies. For additional information visit, www.tncc.edu/workforce.

The Thomas Nelson Workforce Center, Williamsburg

4135 Ironbound Road, 2nd Floor, Suite 102, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Tel: 757/345-2806

The Thomas Nelson Workforce Center provides just-in-time workforce education, training, and related services for the Greater Williamsburg business community, as well as current employees, entrepreneurs, transitional, and dislocated workers needing to advance workplace skills. The center serves as an engine for starting, growing, and attracting technology-related businesses essential to the success of Greater Williamsburg. For additional information, call 757-345-2806.

The Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center

600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666
Tel: 757/865-3128

The Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center provides educational resources, public and private sector referrals, and one-on-one counseling services for businesses of 100 or fewer employees. The center offers NxLeveL and other workshops and seminars such as business planning, tax preparation, business finance, and labor law. For additional information visit, www.hrsbdc.org. Look under “Programs and Benefits.”

Career and Workforce Transition Services

600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666
Historic Triangle: 4601 Opportunity Way, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Tel: 757/865-5873

Current students and alumni of Thomas Nelson Community College have access to a full range of career development services. Individuals can explore various sources of career information essential to making effective career decisions. Services include: career counseling, vocational assessment, career planning assistance, career development workshops, interview and employment preparation, resume /cover letter writing assistance, and job search assistance. Labor market information is also available on local, state, and national employment data, as well as a variety of online career planning resources. Additional information is available for individuals seeking help with occupational and educational choices, job hunting techniques, internships, and cooperative education programs.

Students and alumni are also encouraged to utilize the employment assistance resources and services available in the One-Stop Career Resource Center located at 600 Butler Farm Road, Room 1015, Hampton, VA 23666. For more information, call 757/766-4900 or visit www.peninsulaworklink.com.

Thomas Nelson’s Career and Workforce Transition Services does not operate as an employment agency in that it does not guarantee that it will secure a position or place an individual. Most importantly, Career and Workforce Transition Services provides a program of services that assists individuals in determining and realizing career goals as part of their overall career development. Website: www.tncc.edu/careerservices.

Middle College

Tel: 757/865-5882

Middle College is an educational and career development training program offered to young adults ages 18-24 years who have not completed high school and have a desire to improve the quality of their lives. The Middle College program allows students to simultaneously pursue their GED, enroll at Thomas Nelson Community College, earn college credits, explore career pathways, and complete a workforce preparation course to earn a Career Readiness Certificate. This program is offered free of charge to those students who qualify and are ready to make a commitment to the program and their future.

Middle College is located in the Peninsula Workforce Development Center at 600 Butler Farm Road, Room 1014, Hampton VA. For additional information visit, www.middlecollege@tncc.edu.

Regional Skills Certification Center

Tel: 757/865-5864

The Regional Skills Certification Center delivers state-of-the-art, computerized testing services to individuals, employers, schools, and professional organizations. The mission of the Thomas Nelson Regional Skills Certification Center is to excel at administering standardized, high-stakes examinations that lead to the attainment of nationally recognized skills certification and/or professional licensure offered in a uniformly secure, high-quality, service-oriented fashion.

As part of a global network for separate testing sponsors (Performance Assessment Network (PAN), and Pearson Vue), it offers computer-delivered certification and licensure tests for both the professions and the skilled trades.

Tests offered include but are not limited to:

  • American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO)
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
  • Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT)
  • Information Technology Licensing and Certifications
  • National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB)
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • United States Postal Service (USPS)

The Regional Skills Certification Center is located in the Peninsula Workforce Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton. For additional information visit, www.workforce.edu.

Staff Listing

Vice President for Workforce Development – PWDC, Suite A

Deborah George Wright Vice President
Room 1105A 825-3527
Tonya Gray Fiscal Technician
Room 1105H 825-2740
Sharolyn Graybiel Administrative Assistant
Room 1105C 825-3548
Naima Ford Marketing Coordinator
Hampton III 825-3570

Business Development and Corporate Training – PWDC, Suite A

Tony Farley Associate Vice President
Room 1104 865-3125
John Calver Director, Manufacturing Excellence Center
Room 1105D 865-5846
Bobby Perkins Instructional Developer
Room 1102 865-3123
Kia Newell Coordinator, Programs & Facilities
Room 1105 865-3124
Room 1100 865-3122
Ellen Jones Learning Coach, Proctor
Room 1100 865-3122
MEC Administrative Support
Room 1105 865-3123
Curtis Wray Rapid Response Coordinator
Room 1105B 825-4064
Tammy Williams Rapid Response, Administrative Assistant
Room 1105 825-3453

Thomas Nelson Workforce Center, Williamsburg

Michelle Manfred Director Corporate Training
TNW 345-2855
Stephanie Mitchell O’Donnell Administrative Office Specialist
TNW 345-2806

Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center – PWDC, Suite A

Debra Hamilton Farley Executive Director
Room 1106 865-3126
Farley John Program Coordinator
Room 1106 865-3128

Career and Workforce Transitions Services PWDC, Room 1014

Franz Albertini Director, Career and Workforce Transitions
Room 1014 865-5882
Miya Sumpter Job Placement Coordinator
Room 1014 865-5879
Jewel Williams-Jones Career Services Coordinator
Room 1014 865-5878
Anita Mundy Adult Career Coach
Room 1014 865-5873
Christina Harris Administrative Assistant
Room 1014 865-5880
Paulette Temple Skill Certification Center Specialist
Room 1015 865-5864
Stacey Roberts Job Development Specialist
Room 1014 865-5878/258-6852
Alisa Williams On Ramp Career Coach
Room 1014 865-5863
Carolyn Holmes Career Information Specialist
Room 1015 865-5852

Workforce Training and Continuing Education – Hampton III, Room 725

Carmen Burrows Associate Vice President
Room 725 825-2939
William Barnett Director, Professional & Continuing Education
Room 725 825-2768
Jonalyn Gore Program Coordinator
Room 725 825-2748
Shanette Silcott Instructor Support Specialist
Room 725 825-2803
Room 725 825-3855
Verona Ham Registration Specialist
Room 725 825-2937
Registration Specialist, Motorcycle
Room 725 825-2758
Sherri Thrift Williamsburg Program Coordinator
Williamsburg 345-2786
Erika Eley Instructor Support Specialist
Room 725 825-3441
Gary Estes Transportation Coordinator
Room 725 825-2758
Debra Loving Office Coordinator
Room 725 825-3577
DeShondra Lindsey-Johnson Sponsored Client Registration Specialist
Room 725 825-3520
Richard Clary CDL Program
Room 725 825-3861
Ashley Reams Business Leadership and Entrepreneurship
Room 725 825-2785

Contract Credit and Military Affairs

Gary Pounder Director, Contract Credit
Room 725 825-2938
Rondalyn Jenkins Registration Specialist
Room 725 825-2936
Deborah Boothe Military Career Specialist
Room 725 825-3644
Bryan Hill Military Representative
Ft. Eustis 878-2803 ext255
Shajuanna Stewart Registration Specialist
Room 725 825-3640