The SVHEC and its partners in the Go-TEC (Great Opportunities in Technology and Engineering Careers) collaborative have been awarded a $648,000 state grant to prepare local students for high-growth careers in information technology, advanced manufacturing, and related fields.
Go-TEC is a partnership between higher education centers in Halifax, Pittsylvania, and Henry counties, and the K-12 school systems in their service areas. Higher education partners are the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, Danville Community College, the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, New College Institute Patrick Henry Community College, and Southside Virginia Community College.
“This is regional collaboration at its very best,” said Dr. Betty H. Adams, SVHEC Executive Director. “The Go-TEC project leverages existing technical programs of excellence across the region while reaching into middle schools to inspire and motivate local students into high-demand career pathways.”
The Go-TEC project is being funded by a competitive grant from the Commonwealth’s GO Virginia (Growth and Opportunity for Virginia) initiative. According to a release from Governor Ralph Northam’s Office, the Go-Virginia grants are for “projects that each region identified as vital to their efforts to diversify the regional economy, strengthen their workforce, and support collaborative programs between localities, public entities, and private businesses.”
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