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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.

On May 15th, the SVHEC celebrated its largest group of workforce training completers at a ceremony with more than 230 people in attendance.

ITA RepairCenterWith a $505,929 grant from the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission (TRRC), the  SVHEC will expand the IT Academy's training space and programming.

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The SVHEC will host the Governor's Chief Workforce Development Advisor, Megan Healy, for a discussion on the development of the skilled trades workforce in Southern Virginia.