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Dr. Joel A. English, President

Congratulations on your decision to pursue a higher education at Tidewater Tech. Founded in 1969 right here in Norfolk, Virginia, our institution is steeped in a tradition of career education and workforce development. Our programs are designed with an experienced group of industry leaders to make sure that we are preparing students for today’s workplace, and our campuses are built to support budding professionals within the industries we serve.

I am particularly proud of our faculty, who will be teaching you over the following semesters of your education. Our faculty members are hand selected from the workforce and are seasoned veterans from the industry for which you are preparing. In order to teach at our institution, faculty members must have years of professional work in business and industry. Your instructors will bring wisdom, guidance, and practical scenarios directly from the workplace, assuring that you will be prepared both theoretically and practically to become a professional within your chosen career field

Our campus benefits from relationships with local ship-building and repair corporations, apartment and hotel groups, heating and air conditioning businesses, automotive repair shops, and a wide variety of other companies who employ our graduates. As you near graduation, you will work one-on-one with a Career Services Coordinator, who will help you explore job opportunities that fit your interest. I also think you’ll appreciate our campus facilities, which include a Veterans Center, a Student Lounge, an innovative Learning Resource Center, hands on laboratories that simulate the working environment, a variety of technological resources, and several other features that are designed for your success.

I’m glad you have chosen to join our academic community, and I look forward to watching you develop your career within our institution.


Dr. Joel A. English, President

Joel A. English, President, standing in front of a plane

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