University of Virginia/Virginia Tech Center
The UVA/Virginia Tech Center had a successful year in 2015. Both institutions continued to partner with organizations to raise the visibility of the Center, donate classroom and meeting space, and tailor new curriculum offerings to meet the needs of the business and professional communities.
The Center hosted the Peninsula Council for Workforce Development’s Quarterly Board Meeting, where the topic was the importance of workforce development to economic development. A question and answer session was held that included a panel of economic development professionals from Newport News and surrounding localities.
The Center has continued offering tailored leadership programs for companies and its staff members have taken advantage of opportunities to volunteer within the community for client-sponsored events such as this year’s Jefferson Lab Science Bowl and the Thomas Nelson Community College Unmanned Vehicle Workshop.
The Center is in the planning stages of developing a joint program for managers that will be offered to area organizations and Virginia Tech is exploring expanding graduate degree programs to include Masters and Educational Specialist degrees in K–12 school administration.Visit website