Winds of Change: Offshore Wind Power and Centura College

Written by Ashleen Brydum Last week President Biden released the details of an ambitious plan to increase offshore wind production drastically over the next ten years. Most of these commitments are to take place off the East Coast of the United States. Centura College is uniquely situated to provide the...

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Everything You Need to Know About Being a Paraprofessional

Paraprofessionals play a vital role in the education setting. Often called instructional aides or teacher assistants, a paraprofessional provides key support to aid in student learning and help classrooms to be more inclusive. If you’re interested in becoming a paraprofessional here is a general overview of everything you’ll need...

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Sketching Blueprints: Black Innovators in Skilled Trades

In honor of Black History Month, we wanted to celebrate some of the amazing innovators in skilled trades industries. Written by Ashleen Brydum Today, we feature Mary Eliza Mahoney, David Nelson Crosthwait Jr, Cheryl McKissack Daniel, and Eugenia Powell Deas, all innovators in their fields. Read on to learn how these...

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Wind Turbine Technician Open House at Centura Norfolk

Centura College is celebrating the rollout of their Wind Turbine Technician program by hosting the public at the campus for a week-long Open House. The Open House will be complete with VIP tours of the wind turbine lab and wind turbine equipment demos by industry-experienced instructors. The event runs from...

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Norfolk Mayor Dr. Kenneth Alexander to serve as Chancellor for Centura College

Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Centura College, & Tidewater Tech (ACT) are pleased to announce the appointment of Kenneth Cooper Alexander as Chancellor of their institution. Dr. Kenneth Alexander will oversee policy development and provide direction for institutional mission, core values and vision while supervising external affairs for their 19 campuses...

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Think This is a Bad Time to be Looking for a Good Job? Think Again.

“Interesting Times” for Job Seekers These days, for people who happen to be exploring the idea of starting a career or finding a new line of work, a glance at current news can be, well, a bit of a downer. Global pandemic. High unemployment. Entire industries in trouble. Soaring college...

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