Paul D. Camp receives two new grants

Published 7:11 pm Saturday, January 5, 2013

Paul D. Camp Community College has received grants from two local foundations and one from the Virginia Community College System.

The Suffolk Foundation awarded PDCCC $2,000 to help fund the college’s Career Coach Program put forth at seven high schools in the western Hampton Roads region, including King’s Fork, Lakeland, Nansemond River, Smithfield, Windsor, Franklin and Southampton high schools.

This program provides trained counselors who serve as career coaches to work with students individually and in groups to help them prepare for life after high school. Career Coaches work with guidance counselors and teachers to assist students successfully transition from high school to college.

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Also, the Franklin-Southampton Charities, awarded the college $40,000 to support the pursuit of a licensed practical nursing program on the Franklin campus. Through a Practical Nursing program, the college will be able to fill a gap in educational and employment opportunities in the region.

Finally, PDCCC’s Workforce Development Division was awarded a Virginia Community College System Chancellor Innovation Fund grant in the amount of $16,000 to fund a fast-track marine welding program. The project addresses the shortage of skilled welders and will provide short-term training in the field.

To date this fiscal year, Paul C. Camp Community College has received approximately $1,687,647 million in grants funding for programs and activities.