JTCC-Rolls-Royce Partnership Earns Recognition
Posted on July 03, 2013
Pictured left to right: Melinda Miller, JTCC; Les Bell, JTCC; Brian Dail, Rolls-Royce, Tom Loehr, Rolls-Royce
By Holly Walker
The innovative partnership forged between Rolls-Royce Crosspointe and John Tyler Community College received statewide recognition during the annual Creating Excellence Awards Program ceremony held in June. The program, which highlights outstanding Career and Technical Education (CTE) and partnerships, is a collaboration of the Virginia Department of Education, The Virginia Career Education Foundation and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS).
During the ceremony, Rolls-Royce Crosspointe was honored with a VCCS Postsecondary CTE State Award in the category of Business and Industry Partnerships. The company was nominated for the award by John Tyler Community College.
The JTCC-Rolls-Royce partnership began before Rolls-Royce began constructing its first facility in Prince George County. The goal of the pairing was to build a pipeline of skilled employees for advance manufacturing careers. In the time since the partnership began, Rolls-Royce has provided invaluable input into the development and refinement of coursework and curricula; provided new machines, tools and resources for hands-on training at JTCC; joined JTCC’s Precision Machining Advisory Committee; and joined JTCC’s Foundation Board.
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