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How to Get Scholarships for College

Schooling and tuition costs can add up and potentially lead to student loan debt in the future, which may lead to you wondering how to get scholarships for college. These loans can seem like a never-ending cycle for some, but if you start researching how you can earn a scholarship, you may be able to avoid it. Keep reading to

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A student looks under the hood of a car, supervised by a Tidewater Tech instructor. Some of the cars students work on are Hyundai's which are made possible by those with Asian heritage in trades.

Industry Builders: Asian Heritage in Trades

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we wanted to take a look at some prominent people with Asian heritage in trades. These men, and the companies they have been a part of, play a big part in what we learn and practice every day. Automotive Industry – Chung Ju-Yung is the founding chairman of the Hyundai Motor Company.

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A Tidewater Tech Combination Maritime Welding student welding a metal corner.

Tidewater Tech Invites the Community to Donate to Wes’ Wish Toy Drive

Tidewater Teach participates in the 10th Annual Wes’ Wish Toy Drive to collect toys and other items to distribute to children battling cancer and their families. Written by Jul DeGeus Tidewater Tech has partnered with The Wes Strong Foundation to raise toys and other donations for children fighting cancer and their families. The campus has volunteered to be a drop-off

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Tidewater Tech Graduate Spotlight: Ralph Blackman

Written by Evan Kee, Career Services Coordinator Ralph Blackman was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. He comes from a family of shipyard workers, and always knew he was destined to be a welder. He has always wanted to do something with his hands that would present a challenge. After seeing commercials for Tidewater Tech, and watching the movie Iron

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Tidewater Tech Graduate Spotlight: Christopher Jones

Written by Megan DeHart, Career Services Coordinator Christopher Jones was born in North Carolina and remained there throughout high school. Following high school graduation, he joined the U.S. Army as a logistician. During his 11 years of service, Christopher traveled between Germany, Korea, Iraq, and Kuwait. In 2015, he retired from the Army and moved to Fort Lee, Virginia, where

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Tidewater Tech Grad Spotlight: Joseph Parker

Tidewater Tech grad Joseph Parker lived in Raleigh, North Carolina when he realized it was time to get serious about his future and make a change in his life, for the better. He had been thinking about welding but did not know where to start. Then, one day he received a call from Centura College about furthering his education in

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Tony Jones holds up blueprints for house he plans to build.

Tidewater Tech Graduate Spotlight – Tony Jones

Tony Jones was born and raised in Portsmouth, Virginia. Having prior construction experience in addition to attending courses at Tidewater Building Association, with a specialty in Auto CAD (Computer Aided Drafting), he desired to further his education and academic experience in the trades and construction field. With that, Jones enrolled here at Tidewater Tech. Growing up, Tony always desired to

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Tidewater Tech Graduate Spotlight: Kyle Horton

By Terrell Wiggins Kyle Horton was born in Philadelphia, PA and moved to Virginia with his parents when he was four years old. His original plans after graduating high school were to go into the military, since he really wasn’t sure what he wanted to do, career-wise. His father asked him what his goal of joining the military was and

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Tidewater Tech Graduate Spotlight – Wayne Sainio

Tidewater Tech Graduate Spotlight – Wayne Sainio Wayne Sainio was born and raised in Maine. Out of high school, Wayne initially had an interest in being an architect and civil engineering. He joined the Coast Guard at the age of 28, serving for 31 years, and retired in August of 2013. “Well, forced retirement that is,” Wayne joked when talking

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