Grant funds equipment at John Tyler Community College
Thanks to Valley Proteins 3rd Annual $10,000 Award for Workforce Development and the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, John Tyler Community College is more capable than ever to train people for work in the field of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
The skills needed to heat and cool buildings are in high demand.
Gentry: This grant will help John Tyler improve their HVAC program and allow them to upgrade the equipment that's needed for the air-conditioning program.
Jennifer Gentry is Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement for the Community College system. She explained that one of the challenges for Tyler and the other schools is keeping state of the art equipment available for its training programs.
Gentry: So that the testing and the training that they're providing their students are directly applicable to the workforce.
John Tyler has seen a steady increase in registration since it opened a new HVAC lab on its Chester campus. Valley Proteins' twelve plants in six states recycle food waste materials into usable products and bio-fuel for feed and industrial applications.
John Ogle, WCVE News