Longwood students graduating and showing their senior presentations.

Longwood at NCI Graduates are Ready to Fill High-Demand Jobs

After two years of hands-on classroom learning (delivered at NCI) and one student teaching semester finished, six Longwood University students graduated in December and are now fully licensed and ready to teach.

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Innovative Approach to Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing for Southern VA

The Center for Advanced Manufacturing will provide advanced levels of hands-on, innovative education, access to state-of-the-art equipment and technology, enable design, prototyping and testing capabilities for students and industry partners in order to meet the regional and statewide skills gaps in engineering and manufacturing.

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Five Strategic Advantages of NCI’s Model

NCI’s model builds upon partnerships, technology, and efficiency to deliver an educational model that is relevant to the needs of employers and prospective students. Here are five advantages to our model in meeting those needs:

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College Students Jump Start their Careers

This summer the NCI Internship Program hosted 42 interns among 30 employers in various fields. Through funding from the New College Foundation, the Harvest Foundation, and local employers, the NCI Summer Internship Program provides paid summer internship opportunities for college students with employers throughout Martinsville, Henry County, and surrounding areas in the region. Since 2007, NCI has created over 450 internship opportunities for students, many of whom have returned to work in the area.

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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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New College: A Model for Transforming Rural Virginia

Amid the adverse, there remains hope and resilience to restore the community’s ability to thrive once again. We at New College Institute (NCI) advocate that education is the vehicle to prosperity.

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ACE Students Experience NCI

Many local high school students graduate with an associate’s degree along with their high school diploma through the ACE Academy. ACE (Accelerated College Education) Academy is offered through a partnership between Patrick Henry Community College and Henry County Public Schools.

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