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New Radford University Master’s Degree Coming to NCI

Starting Fall 2021, Radford University is bringing its Master of Science in Strategic Communication degree to New College Institute.

The graduate degree allows students to prepare for careers across various areas of expertise and industries, such as government, financial institutions, public relations firms, higher education, and health education. Students in the program will explore courses in public relations, organizational communication, political communication, interactive media and analytics, and more.

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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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Governor Northam Announces Mid-Atlantic Wind Training Alliance to Build Wind Energy Workforce in Virginia

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced the formation of Virginia’s first offshore and onshore wind workforce training collaborative, the Mid-Atlantic Wind Training Alliance. The program will offer industry required certifications that are critical to the operations and long-term maintenance of wind projects. The Governor made the announcement addressing the 2020 Offshore WINDPOWER Virtual Summit hosted by the American Wind Energy Association.

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New College Institute to Offer Amazon Web Services Training in Southern Virginia

Martinsville, Va. – New College Institute (NCI) is pleased to announce a collaborative effort with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide cloud computing skills development and job training through the AWS re/Start program. The first AWS re/Start cohort at NCI is scheduled to begin in Fall 2020 (Download Flyer). NCI and AWS will host informational AWS re/Start webinars on August 5 to provide details on employer, partnership, and participant opportunities.

“This is an amazing opportunity for job seekers in Southern and Southwestern Virginia,” said Karen Jackson, interim executive director of NCI. “We are proud to be working with AWS to provide training that will empower more people in Virginia’s rural communities to learn new, in-demand skills, and find employment in a high-growth industry. ”

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Public Notice of New College Institute’s Board Meeting

The Board of Directors of the New College will hold a virtual board meeting on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 2:30pm via Zoom.

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College & Career Day Inspires Students

During College and Career Day at New College Institute (NCI), fifth grade students from Patrick Henry Elementary School (PHES) met with ten local professionals to learn about their educational backgrounds and careers. These professionals represented a wide range of experience including the fields of engineering, education, law enforcement, military, and healthcare. Students rotated in small groups, where they were encouraged to ask questions about the professionals’ pathways to their chosen careers.

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Radford University Offers Cybersecurity Programs at New College

Radford University partners with New College Institute (NCI) to provide cybersecurity programs with exclusive opportunities onsite at NCI to prepare working professionals for multiple cyber defense certifications. Radford University’s cybersecurity program, Innovative Mobile Personalized Accelerated Competency Training, or IMPACT, was designated in 2016 as a Center of Academic Excellence in cyber defense by both the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

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Class of 2018 Marks More than 400 Degrees Earned at NCI

After countless hours in the classroom, completing projects, earning internship hours, all while maintaining family and job expectations — students at New College Institute (NCI) earned their degrees and gained credentials needed to take the next step in their careers.

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Basic Safety Training May 24th – 28th Module Begins

Basic Safety Training in Working at Heights, First Aid, Manual Handling, and Fire Awareness. Join us for our next BST module on May 24th-May 28th, 2021.

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 GWO Training – New College Institute to learn more!

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Basic Safety Training April 19th – April 23rd Module Begins

Basic Safety Training in Working at Heights, First Aid, Manual Handling, and Fire Awareness. Join us for our next BST module on April 19th-April 23rd, 2021.

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 GWO Training – New College Institute to learn more!

Boating Safety

Boating Basics and Safety

Brought to you by New College Institute and Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy USCG- Certified Instructors.

Classroom Topics Include:

  • Nautical Terms
  • Boating Laws and Regulations
  • The Rules of the Road: Right of Way
  • Communications Afloat
  • Personal Safety While Underway
  • Required Safety Equipment
  • CO Poisoning
  • Safe Passage Plan
  • Man Overboard Recovery Procedures
  • Safe Dinghy
  • Emergency Protocols for Collision, Grounding, Fire, Flooding

Onboard Topics Include:

  • Going Boating: Fueling, Casting Off, Underway
  • Navigation: Nautical Charts, Compass, Electronic Navigation & Aids, Tide and Currents, Weather
  • Boat Handling
  • Anchoring
  • Seamanship (Including Basic Knots)

Only $200! Space is Limited – Register Today!

Register online at Smith Mountain Lake – New College Institute or call 276-734-1252 to learn more.

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GWO Basic Safety Training March 15th – March 19th Module Begins

Basic Safety Training in Working at Heights, First Aid, Manual Handling, and Fire Awareness. Join us for our next BST module on March 15th-March 19th, 2021.

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 GWO Training – New College Institute to learn more!