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Applications Now Open for Second Virtual Session of AWS re/Start Training at NCI

Martinsville, VA – November 11, 2020 – New College Institute (NCI) is currently accepting applications for their December – February AWS re/Start Training session. In a collaborative effort with Amazon Web Services (AWS), NCI is offering a free opportunity for Virginians to learn cloud computing skills and prepare for entry-level cloud computing careers such as Client Support Specialist, Data Center Technician, IT Support Specialist, and Software Support Technician. Cloud computing skills are one of the most in demand IT skills by employers.

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New College Institute Sponsors Workshop Focused on the Role of Investor Owned Utilities in Bridging the Digital Divide

NCI’s, Utilities Technology Council Panels to cover 5G, Small Cell, and Broadband Topics

MARTINSVILLE, VA – New College Institute (NCI) is proud to sponsor a workshop with the Utilities Technology Council (UTC) to explore ways the country can meet demands from communities for 5G and broadband. The workshop, taking place the week of November 9, will feature industry leaders and key policymakers covering a wide range of 5G and broadband topics and the steps necessary to bring broadband into rural and other unserved areas.

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NCI Celebrates Mentorship from Local Leaders


As NCI’s internship program winds down and interns prepare to go back to school in Blacksburg, Harrisonburg, and other far-off locations, NCI celebrated their successful completion of their internships and thanked the generosity of leaders from regional organizations who offered students jobs that provided experience related to their fields of study.

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Experts Combine the Best of Academics and Applied Learning at NCI for Local Manufacturers

Local manufacturing experts received five days of specialized training at New College Institute (NCI). NCI and Optimation Technology, Inc. teamed up to develop and provide Eastman employees instruction about best-in-class web handling techniques involved in performance film manufacturing. “The class really helps us diagnosis issues and identify defects,” said Paul Miller, a manager at Eastman.

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Open House for New College’s Robotics Team

New College Institute extends a special invitation to the public and media to attend NCI’s Robotics Team 1262 Open House February 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The team is comprised of high school students from Martinsville and Henry County. Team members will facilitate a live demonstration of their current competition robot and share a preview of 2019 opportunities.

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City Intern Makes Big Impact

Carrie Denny is making a big impact at the City of Martinsville this summer through her internship in the telecommunications department. This department operates MINet Solutions, a city-owned telephone and internet service provider for local businesses. As an intern, Carrie has helped institute a new invoicing system that is saving time and money for the department.

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Local Donor Helps Establish New Program at New College Institute

New College Institute is honored to announce a new initiative, LIFE — Learning Is ForEver, made possible by the generous donation of Martinsville resident Barbara Matthews. The goal of the LIFE program is to create engaging learning opportunities for adults of all ages, particularly those above fifty.

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NCI Announces Assistant Director

New College Institute (NCI) is pleased to announce Melany Stowe will be the Assistant Director of Academics and Communications. Melany is a lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County who has dedicated her professional and personal time to creating meaningful learning opportunities for students.

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