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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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Graphic for NSBE with Young Female Member

Helen Howell and Martinsville and Henry County NSBE Jr. Chapter Receive Golden Torch Awards from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Helen Howell and Martinsville and Henry County NSBE Jr. Chapter Receive Golden Torch Awards from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

New College Institute Congratulates Howell and Martinsville Chapter for this Honor

Martinsville – The National Society of Black Engineers awarded one of their annual Golden Torch Awards to Helen Howell and the Martinsville/Henry County National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Jr. Chapter. NSBE’s Golden Torch Awards recognize excellence among technical professionals, corporate, government and academic leaders, and university and pre-college students.

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Kids visit STEM camp at NCI's Fayette Lab

NCI Camp Highlights Science in Everyday Life for Students

Local students engaged in hands-on science experiments during a one-day camp, Science in Everyday Life. The camp took place at New College Institute’s Fayette Lab, a fully-equipped exploratory science laboratory designed to promote engagement in the sciences for learners of all ages.

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Kids visiting NCI for Bring Your Kid to Work Day

Children Learn Firsthand What Work is like at NCI

It may be summer break for most children, but New College Institute (NCI) took the opportunity to invite their own school-age children to “work” at NCI for half a day. As part of NCI’s Bring a Kid to Work Day, employees of NCI were invited to bring their children, grandchildren, or other family members in grades K-12 to learn more about NCI’s operations and the educational opportunities available.

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NCI alumni posing at her new job

Learning the Books at Bassett Furniture

This summer, Hannah Huls is getting behind-the-scenes experience for a national furniture retailer — right here in Henry County! Though you often see Bassett Furniture products on HGTV and other national platforms, their headquarters remain here in Bassett, VA. Over the years, Bassett Furniture has hosted many interns through New College Institute — even hiring some of those interns for full-time roles.

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JMU and NCI collab to teach regional teachers about cybersecurity

JMU & NCI Prepare Regional Teachers in Cybersecurity

The New College Institute (NCI), in partnership with James Madison University (JMU), offered a four-day cybersecurity boot camp for regional teachers. Cybersecurity refers to a set of techniques used to protect the integrity of networks and prevent programs and data from being compromised.

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Students enjoying summer learning in NCI classroom

Summer Learning Looks Like Fun at NCI

Middle school students wrapped up a week of learning at New College Institute’s Explore Engineering camp. The summer camp, one of several offered by NCI, was designed to help middle school students explore the opportunities, skills, and challenges associated with engineering through a variety of hands-on experiences.

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Events

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!