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NCI Adds New Expertise and Skills with Additional Team Members

This week, the New College Institute (NCI) announced four recent additions to its staff. Rebekah Hughes, Christopher McDonald, Chris Niblett, and Brian Stanley bring their experience and expertise to NCI.

“NCI’s ability to foster economic development and bringing unparalleled opportunities in education and career advancement depends on having excellent staff working to realize this mission,” said Karen Jackson, interim executive director of NCI. “These team members are a huge boom to our organization.”

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NCI Intern Puts Learning into Practice

Rachel Scott spent her summer interning under Amanda Broome, Patrick Henry Community College’s (PHCC) Public Relations Specialist. In this role, Rachel has been involved with nearly all aspects of marketing and promotion at PHCC, including film work, photography, advertising design, social media marketing, strategic planning, and social media analytics.

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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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Incumbent Worker Training at NCI

Keith Jackson of Mountain Valley Organics, learns how his company can take advantage of Incumbent Worker Training with assistance from Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce’s Robert Knight using NCI’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing.

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Certified Production Technician Quality Practices and Measurement

Certified Production Technician (CPT):

The CPT Certification program at New College Institute focuses on the core technical competencies of the entry-level production worker, as well as prepares students for the MSSC-CPT assessments with a focus on safety (OSHA 10 for General Industry included), quality practices & measurement, manufacturing processes & production, and maintenance awareness.

– Manufacturing, Work-readiness & Safety: July 6 – 15; Tuesday – Thursday 9:00am-2:00pm – $299.00 (Cost includes the $60 one time registration fee required by MSSC)                      
– Quality Practices & Measurement: July 20 – August 24; Tuesdays – 9:00am-2:00pm – $239.00. Download Flier
– Manufacturing Processes & Production: July 21 – August 25; Wednesdays – 9:00am-2:00pm – $239.00
– Maintenance Awareness: July 22 – August 29; Thursdays – 9:00am-2:00pm – $239.00

Basic Safety Training

GWO – Basic Safety Training

Basic Safety Training in Working at Heights, First Aid, Manual Handling, and Fire Awareness.
Join us for our next BST module on Sept 27- Oct 1, 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 to 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 to learn more!
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Metrology Tech 1

Metrology Tech 1:

This course introduces the care and use of precision measuring instruments. Emphasis is placed on the inspection of machine parts and use of a wide variety of measuring instruments. Also, this course introduces methods in the setup and operation of coordinate measuring machines. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate the correct use of measuring instruments.

– Sept 14- Oct 14; Tuesday – Thursday 2:30-5:00pm – $300.00

To register for a course, email Brian Pace @ or call 276-734-6085.


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