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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

GWO Training

New College Institute Builds Innovation Center for Wind Turbine Technicians

NCI offers the combination of GWO certified Basic Safety (BST) and Basic Technical Training (BTT)

New College Institute, located in Martinsville, Virginia, is focused on getting to the future faster, which is great for those looking for careers in growth areas.

Achieving GWO certification in both safety and technical training for wind turbine technicians, New College Institute’s work is a part of its creation of an innovation center, according to Brian Pace, who also is Coordinator of Advanced Manufacturing for the college.

The wind industry is expected to add as many as 900 jobs through the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, with the first turbines installed in U.S. federal waters in June 2020. What’s more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics rates a wind turbine technician career as one of the hottest growth areas through 2029.

Here’s what The innovation center does in the wind turbine sector:

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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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Offshore Wind Turbines

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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Board Meeting

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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Events

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

Blood Drive

New College Institute will partner 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.

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.  Register online HERE

Stress…The #1 Cause of Disease

Stress affects everyone.  Learn what stress is and how it affects your body.  Walk away with valuable tips on how to manage your stress.  RSVP Deadline October 27, 2021.

Sign up HERE

Fight cancer

Prevent & Fight Cancer with Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Cancer is caused by different things. Learn healthy lifestyle choices that prevent and fight
cancer. RSVP Deadline October 13, 2021.  Register at https://share.hsforms.com/1N0awSj_rQYqM_GG2J0cz_A4gd0j

or Call Erica McDaniel at 276-403-5605 or email emcdaniel@newcollegeinstitute.org