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Photo of Telehealth Training in session. The image shows training attendees with the instructor at the front of the room.On July 17th, the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s Area Health Education Center (SVHEC-AHEC) hosted a free Foundations of Telehealth workshop and hands-on lab.

There’s still time to enroll in the Mechatronics Siemens Level 1, Mechatronics Siemens Level 2, or Welding training programs at the SVHEC. Classes begin August 2019; financial assistance is available.

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Starting Fall 2020, Longwood University will offer a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Elementary Education at the SVHEC.

The Commonwealth’s Transportation Board has approved funding for the SoVA Image of a new Danville Transit bus to be used for the new bus service from South Boston to Danville.Regional Transportation Project’s demonstration grant. With this funding, new bus service in Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties could start this fall.

Headshot of new Southern VA Higher Education Foundation executive director, Katrina Powell.The Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation announces experienced leader, Katrina Powell, as the new executive director.


The SVHEC's Career Tech Academy (CTA) recently held its first completion ceremony. Thirty-one students earning 65 industry recognized credentials and 26 Career Studies Certificates were recognized.