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10 Reasons to Get Your Skilled Trades Career Training at Tidewater Tech

You may be wondering, “Why should I choose Tidewater Tech for skilled trades career training?” Well, look no further, here are the top ten reasons why Tidewater Tech could be the right fit for you! 1. Military Advocate Institution – We are a military-friendly school. Tidewater Tech is proud of the active-duty personnel, reservists, and veterans who attend our school.

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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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Smooth Sailing: Maritime Welding Now Offered at Tidewater Tech

Written by Jul DeGeus With a shortage of welders on the horizon, and just in time for National Welding Month, Tidewater Tech now offers the Combination Maritime Welding Diploma Program. Hampton Roads is one of our nation’s biggest shipping ports and every day, certified welders keep the community’s ships seaworthy. With American Welding Society forecasting a shortage of 375,000 welders

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A Spark of Inspiration: Women in Trades

Women in trades currently represent a small percentage of the workforce. As the skilled trade job market is projected to grow by 8.4 million jobs by 2029, there are numerous opportunities for women to start or grow a career in the skilled trades industry. Written by Ashleen Brydum With the proper training and a spark of inspiration, the sky is

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So You Wanna Be A Cool Kid? 5 HVAC Hacks to Beat the Summer Heat

Summer will be here before we know it. Here are five HVAC hacks you can do yourself to ensure your home is ready for the coming summer months. Written by Ashleen Brydum When it comes to fixing your home’s A/C or heating unit, there are some things that should always be left to a professional. However, there are some things you

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Shifting Gears: 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 John Barfield, David Nelson Crosthwait Jr, Richard B. Spikes, and Eugenia Powell Deas, all innovators in their fields. Read on to learn how these Black individuals broke through barriers and overcame adversity to make

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Dr. Joel A. English, Executive Vice President of Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Centura College, & Tidewater Tech (ACT) Left and Dr. Kenneth Alexander Norfolk Mayor right

Norfolk Mayor Dr. Kenneth Alexander to serve as Chancellor for Tidewater Tech

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 across the country.   “We are excited that Dr.

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Family of Community Career Schools Officially Launches OnWatch™ Training to Help Recognize and Prevent Human Trafficking Across the Country

Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Centura College, and Tidewater Tech, a group of 19 schools headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA have officially launched their partnership with OnWatch™. In honor of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the organization is rolling out the free, online training created by the Safe House Project and Malouf Foundation to its employees, students, and local

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From the Desk of Dr. English: Happy Holidays

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM), Centura College and Tidewater Tech’s Executive Vice President Dr. Joel English recaps 2020: The Year of Essential Skilled Trades  Workers   Hello my friends,   The holiday season is the right time to stop, spend time with family, reflect on our blessings, and find ways to spread joy to those around us.  2020 presented us

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Tidewater Tech Hosts 2020 Essential Career Training Expo

When the world hit pause, essential workers kept going. Learn what it takes to get Career-Focused Essential Training. Graduate in Months, Not Years. Written by Jul DeGeus On Thursday, November 12, from 11:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. Tidewater Tech invites the community to attend their Essential Career Training Expo. This event will give attendees the opportunity to learn about our

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