Success Stories

ITA Propels Student from Custodian to IT Career

Mr. Andrew Barksdale, Jr., has been the school’s head custodian for several years, but this year, students are getting to know him as the…
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Jeffrey Davis

SVHEC Provides Opportunities for Adult Learners

The SVHEC provided Jeff Davis with the access and flexibility he needed to earn a Master's degree and advance his career.
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IT Academy Completer Angelica Alves

Finding a Dream Career

Angelica Alves found her dream career as a Datacenter Technician at a company she loves. She credits the Southern Virginia Higher Education…
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Welding@SVHEC Completer Adam Epps

Firing Up a Welding Career

[email protected] gave Adam Epps the skills he needed to find a successful welding career.
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Eli Evans faces the camera, with computer monitors in the background

CTA Leads to Student Invention

A Work-Based Learning experience in the Career Tech Academy leads to student invention.
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Jared Dawson in the CTA Mechatronics Lab

Connecting Students to Careers

The Career Tech Academy (CTA) at SVHEC offers technical training programs to 11th and 12th grade students from Halifax, Charlotte and Meckl…
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From Literacy to Employment

In June 2017, civil engineer Suzana Jubel left her home country of Brazil and the work and home she loved to move to the United States so t…
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Finding A Purpose

LaVerne Williams was on a bad path and struggling with the disease of addiction. A move to South Boston, VA jump-started her recovery and s…
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Image of the SVHEC produced CAD drawing for Steinway & Sons

ProductWorks Project: Steinway & Sons

In FY 2017, world renowned piano craftsman Steinway & Sons engaged ProductWorks (formerly known as the R&D Center for Advanced Manu…
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