Success with Simulated Workplace at BCCTHLC

The simulated workplace model is the future of education for career and technical centers in Southwest Virginia and nationwide. Please don’t take our word for it, though. Buchanan County Career, Technology & Higher Learning Center instructors have successfully implemented the model in three classrooms with great results! Background: Kayla Cantrell (engineering and drafting instructor) toured the Nicholas […]

Lane’s Success Story

A man in lineman gear looking up at a utility pole.

Lane was working a part-time job, but it wasn’t enough for him to lead the life he wanted. He wanted a career offering a higher wage and plenty of growth opportunities, so he began researching the Power Lineman program at MECC. Much to his surprise, Lane learned that linemen make a median wage of over […]

It Takes a Village…

Tazewell County Career & Technical Center student Adam had just received his first full-time job offer but lacked the tools and vehicle required to accept it. Communities in Schools Coordinator Kriste Coleman and TCCTC JAG Program Coordinator Tyler Brooks put Adam in touch with case manager Lisa Hubbard. Adam explained to Lisa that he had […]