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NCI Virtual Reality

New College Institute Partners with Vytal Studios to Create Impactful Extended Reality Experiences

RICHMOND — Vytal Studios has partnered with New College Institute (NCI) to create several

virtual and augmented reality experiences to serve its students, Southern Virginia, and the

Commonwealth. Read more

New College Institute L.I.F.E Series: Uptown Architecture

Martinsville Henry County Historical Society’s President, Virginia King, will give a presentation on the architecture and history of Uptown Martinsville.

RSVP to Erica McDaniel by calling 276-403-5605 or email emcdaniel@newcollegeinstitute.org

FAA Launches Campaign to Encourage Air Traffic Controller Applications from Women, Minorities

Application window open July 30–Aug. 2


WASHINGTON – Ahead of an upcoming open application window to become an air traffic control specialist, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has launched a week-long campaign to encourage more applications from women, minorities, and individuals from underrepresented communities. The campaign will feature current air traffic controllers and FAA leaders sharing their stories in media interviews, on social media, during Instagram Live conversations, and on other platforms. The FAA will also engage with diverse organizations to get the word out and has created a digital toolkit for groups to use.  Read more

Dr. Barry Dorsey

New College Institute Statement on the Passing of Barry Dorsey


The board and staff of New College Institute (NCI) are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Barry Dorsey, NCI’s first executive director and a strong community leader throughout Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia.

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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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Visitors to NCI observe advanced manufacturing technology presentation

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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NCI alumni posing at her new internship

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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Events

Wind Turbine Technician – Basic Safety Training (BST)

Basic Safety Training in Working at Heights, First Aid, Manual Handling, and Fire Awareness. Join us for our next BST module on January 10-14,2022.
The aim of the BST module is to give students the knowledge and skills to safely execute work at heights, administer first aid, understand fire safety awareness, and perform Manual Handling tasks in the wind turbine industry/environment.
The course is located in Martinsville, VA at New College Institute and space is limited.
Register today for GWO certified courses in Basic Safety Training (BST) and Basic Technical Training (BTT). Visit https://newcollegeinstitute.org/gwo-training/ to learn more!

Wind Turbine Technician – Basic Technical Training (BTT)

Basic Technical Training in Electrical, Mechanical, and Hydraulic Tasks. Join us for our next BTT module on January 10-14, 2022.
The aim of the BTT module is to give students the knowledge and skills to carry out basic electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic tasks (supervised by an experienced technician) using safe working procedures.
The course is located in Martinsville, VA at New College Institute and space is limited.
Register today for GWO certified courses in Basic Safety Training (BST) and Basic Technical Training (BTT). Visit https://newcollegeinstitute.org/gwo-training/ to learn more

Blood Drive

New College Institute is partnering with the American Red Cross to conduct a blood drive. The drive will take place in the Martin-Lacy Lecture Hall. A light snack and beverage will be provided. To schedule your donation appointment, please visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

New College Institute L.I.F.E Series: Back in Time & Around the World with Christmas Music

Explore the history and heritage of Christmas music around the world.
Register online HERE
RSVP to Erica McDaniel by Dec 8 to 276-403-5605 or email emcdaniel@newcollegeinstitute.org

HBCU College Fair

The Martinsville High School (MHS) and New College Institute (NCI) Welcomes You to THE FIRST ANNUAL HBCU COLLEGE FAIR in Martinsville, Virginia!

The event is FREE! No registration fee is required!

The First HBCU College Fair in Martinsville, Virginia, will be an excellent opportunity to connect with admissions professionals and learn about the admissions process. It is also a fantastic opportunity to learn about our diverse Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) that are celebrated institutions that contribute to Black History and American History.

EVENT DETAILS
The Martinsville High School/New College Institute First Annual HBCU College Fair Event will be held on:

• WHEN:
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.

• WHERE:
The New College Institute
Baldwin building
191 Fayette Street Martinsville, Virginia 24112

Parking at the NCI Parking lot
Attending this event will have a significant impact on your preparation for the college admissions experience.

We look forward to seeing you!

Wind Turbine Technician – Basic Technical Training (BTT)

Basic Technical Training in Electrical, Mechanical, and Hydraulic Tasks. Join us for our next BTT module on December 6-10, 2021.
The aim of the BTT module is to give students the knowledge and skills to carry out basic electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic tasks (supervised by an experienced technician) using safe working procedures.
The course is located in Martinsville, VA at New College Institute and space is limited.
Register today for GWO certified courses in Basic Safety Training (BST) and Basic Technical Training (BTT). Visit https://newcollegeinstitute.org/gwo-training/ to learn more