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					                       INSTITUTES OF EXCELLENCE
              SUMMARY OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
                         FYJULY 2006 – JUNE 2007
BLUE RIDGE    Bonnie Moyers          NETWORKING & DATABASE MANAGEMENT SHORT COURSES
              540-453-2313           The purpose of this project is to respond to the need for continuing
              moyersj@brcc.edu       education technical skills training for the existing workforce as
                                     identified by the Blue Ridge Community College Information
                                     Technology Advisory Committee. This project will result in the
                                     development of short courses for Windows and Exchange Server,
                                     SQL Server, Java, Oracle, VoIP, and other others.

CENTRAL       Stan Shoun             RAPID PROTOTYPING
VIRGINIA      434-832-7610           The addition of state-of-the-art rapid prototyping equipment is a
              shouns@cvcc.vccs.edu   critical element for the full integration of advanced manufacturing
                                     technology into the Engineering Technology Program and the
                                     Computer-aided Drafting Certificate Program at Central Virginia
                                     Community College. The equipment purchased for this project will:
                                     1 – provide students with exposure to rapid prototyping technology;
                                     2 – provide learning experiences for high school students and
                                     teachers through on-site demonstrations; 3 – be used as a student
                                     recruitment tool for the Engineering Technology Program; 4 –
                                     provide rapid prototyping work-based learning projects to students
                                     with local industries for creating prototypes quickly; and 5 – benefit
                                     related instructional programs such as Electronics, Welding, and
                                     Machine Tool.

DABNEY        Earl Dodrill           WASTE REDUCTION IN NATURAL RESOURCE PRODUCT DELIVERY
LANCASTER     540-863-2902           This project will result in the development of instructional modules in
              edodrill@dslcc.edu     virtual sawmilling techniques. Expanding upon research of the USDA
                                     Forest Service and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
                                     Wood Science Department by using strategically placed digital
                                     cameras on a functioning sawmill, Dabney S. Lancaster Community
                                     College faculty and staff will develop online courses with streaming
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                                      video and interactive experiences to offer students the first online
                                      hardwood lumber sawmilling class in the United States.

DANVILLE        Max Glass             Nanotechnology Curriculum Development
                434-797-8430          Danville Community College is in the process of developing
                mglass@dcc.vccs.edu   curriculum for Nanotechnology courses. Funding from this project
                                      will be used to develop the “Introduction to Nanotechnology”
                                      course. The project will also include research to identify additional
                                      courses for a Nanotechnology Technician training program.

EASTERN SHORE Teresa Guy              DEVELOPMENT OF INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE CURRICULUM
              757-78-1790             The need for highly skilled industrial maintenance technicians is a
              tguy@es.vccs.edu        must for Virginia’s Eastern Shore poultry plants and contractors at
                                      NASA Wallops Flight Facility. Multiple training simulators and the
                                      tools to operate and maintain industrial equipment are essential to
                                      providing quality hands-on training and instruction to students. This
                                      project will fund the purchase of training simulators, industrial tools,
                                      and materials to support the delivery of an Industrial Maintenance
                                      program.
GERMANNA        Bill Fiege            FIRE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
                540-891-3040          Germanna Community College has plans to begin a Fire Science
                wfiege@gcc.vccs.edu   Program in the Spring 2007 semester. The project funds will be used
                                      to start the program. Additionally online courses will be developed
                                      so that the courses can be offered in a distance learning format.

JOHN TYLER      Lynn Wilson           COOPERATIVE EDUCATION IN INDUSTRY/MANUFACTURING
                804-706-5072          John Tyler Community College is in the process of developing a
                lwilson@jtcc.edu      fast-track pre-employment curriculum with to attract qualified
                                      applicants to entry-level manufacturing jobs and develop successful
                                      new hires into skilled craft positions using traditional engineering
                                      technology programs of study. The project funds will be used to
                                      develop and pilot a work-based learning experience that addresses
                                      the needs of Richmond-area industrial and manufacturing
                                      employers, of the individual students who participate, and of the
                                      instructors, administrators and site mentors who will coordinate the
                                      experience.
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J. SARGEANT    Joyce Lapsley               BUILDING BLOCKS FOR EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE, BLOCKS 1 &
REYNOLDS       804-523-2281                2
               jlapsley@ccwa.vccs.edu      The Community College Workforce Alliance offers the Building
                                           Blocks for Excellent Customer Service program both in open
                                           enrollment and contract classes through its Customer Service
                                           Academy. The project funds will be used to continue the
                                           development of the Building Blocks for Excellent Customer Service
                                           into an e-learning format.

LORD FAIRFAX   Nancy Lloyd                 DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND RECOVERY
               540-868-7284                This project will result in the development of curriculum to train
               nlloyd@lfcc.edu             First Responders, Firefighters, and Emergency Medical Services
                                           personnel in the areas of disaster preparation and disaster
                                           recovery.

LORD FAIRFAX   Nancy Lloyd                 BOOT CAMP FOR MEDICAL CODING AND BILLING
               540-868-7284                Lord Fairfax Community College will develop three (3) classes for
               nlloyd@lfcc.edu             the business service of medical billing and coding. The first class
                                           will be for physicians to increase their current skill and knowledge
                                           of medical billing and coding. The second class will be Medical
                                           Terminology. The third class will be an intensive preparation
                                           course that will enable students to successfully prepare for the
                                           AAPC industry certification exam.


MOUNTAIN       Sue Ella Boatwright-Wells   SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT FAST TRACK PROGRAM
EMPIRE         276-523-2400, ext. 208      To address the software development skill-shortage in the college
               sboatwright@me.vccs.edu     service region, Mountain Empire Community College is developing a
                                           fast track software development program. Project funds will be
                                           used to develop the following courses for online delivery: Java
                                           Programming I & II, C++ Programming I & II, UNIX I, Client Side
                                           Scripting, Server Side Programming, PL/SQL Programming, and
                                           Web Page Design.


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NEW RIVER       Loretta Hall             CREATING WIND ENERGY TRAINING MODULES
                540-674-3613             New River Community College is in the process of developing
                nrhalll@nr.edu           curriculum to train workers to train workers in occupations related
                                         to wind energy. The outcome of the project will be a modular
                                         curriculum designed to produce workers for the wind energy field.

PATRICK HENRY   Ben Bowman               HYBRID LEAN MAINTENANCE
                276-656-0343             Funding for this project will lead to the implementation of a
                bbowman@ph.vccs.edu      comprehensive maintenance program that includes lean
                                         manufacturing concepts and incorporates web-based learning to
                                         meet the needs of the 24/7 workforce. This project will result in
                                         the purchase of equipment and development of curriculum for
                                         hydraulic and industrial drive training.

PAUL D. CAMP    Randy Betz               WAREHOUSE AND DISTRIBUTION PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRAINING
                757-569-6064             PROGRAM
                rbetz@pc.vccs.edu        This project supports the development and implementation of a
                                         Warehouse and Distribution Pre-Employment Training Program.
                                         The outcomes of this project are: 1 – instructional modules to
                                         prepare potential employees for the workforce; 2 – design and film
                                         a Warehouse and Distribution job video; and 3 – dissemination of
                                         the instructional modules and video.

PIEDMONT        Valerie Palamountain     ENTREPRENEURSHIP CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
VIRGINIA        434-961-5333             The Entrepreneurship Certificate Program will provide courses and
                vpalamountain@pvcc.edu   consulting to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs to acquire
                                         the knowledge to start up and expand their businesses. The
                                         Entrepreneurship Certificate Program will be developed to support
                                         building contractors in the construction trades. Funding for this
                                         project will be used to develop online and traditional classroom
                                         courses; certify instructors to deliver entrepreneurship,
                                         management and OSHA courses; and convert the Basic Contractor
                                         Business Licensing Course and the Builders Prep Course to an
                                         online classes using Blackboard.
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SOUTHSIDE     Tom Reynolds               TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING SCHOOL EXPANSION
VIRGINIA      434-736-2003               Southside Virginia Community College plans to expand its Truck
              tom.reynolds@sv.vccs.edu   Driver Training School in Greensville, the eastern. Project funds
                                         will be used to purchase equipment for the program expansion.
SOUTHWEST     Phyllis Roberts            PREPARING SOUTHWEST VIRGINIANS FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY JOBS
VIRGINIA      276-964-7588               Southwest Community College has developed a Fast Track Software
              phyllis.roberts@sw.edu     Development Certificate Program. Funding for this project will pay
                                         for the development of instructional modules for web-based course
                                         delivery. The modules to be developed include client side scripting,
                                         server side scripting, C++ programming, Java programming and
                                         associated labs.
TIDEWATER     Theresa Bryant             WAREHOUSING, STORAGE, & DISTRIBUTION
              757-822-1184               Funding for this project will support the development of curriculum to
              tbryant@tcc.edu            prepare students for occupations that move goods and services
                                         through the warehousing and distribution chain. The funding will
                                         provide for the costs of personnel to develop the curriculum and
                                         associated trainer and student materials.

VIRGINIA      Melinda Leland             OCCUPATIONAL SKILLS TRAINING
HIGHLANDS     276-739-2548               Virginia Highlands Community College is developing a non-credit
              mleland@vhcc.edu           program to prepare workers for occupations in Advanced
                                         Manufacturing. This project will support the development of six non-
                                         credit training modules for Fundamentals of Electricity, DC & AC
                                         Machines, Programmable Controls, Basic Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics
                                         & Pneumatics, Numerical Controls, and Machine Shop Operations.

VIRGINIA      Chuck Terrell              PHASE II: AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY CAREER STUDIES CERTIFICATE
WESTERN       540-767-6126               PROGRAM
              cterrell@vw.vccs.edu       In 2005, Virginia Western Community College began the joint
                                         development of an Automotive Technology Program with Roanoke
                                         City Public Schools. This project will result in the development of a
                                         Career Studies Certificate Program in Automotive Technology that will
                                         provide articulated and dual enrollment credits, which will include the
                                         development of four core modules, leading to the Automotive Service
                                         Excellence (ASE) industry certification.
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WYTHEVILLE    Joe Bybee              GATORADE BLUE RIDGE TRAINING PROGRAM
              276-223-4717           Wytheville Community College is developing instructional modules for
              wcbybej@wcc.vccs.edu   Industrial Maintenance and Warehouse Operations courses for the
                                     Gatorade Blue Ridge plant. The instructional modules developed by
                                     Wytheville Community College for new and incumbent Gatorade
                                     employees may also be available to new and incumbent employees
                                     at other Gatorade plants.




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