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Tidewater Tech Graduate Spotlight: Ralph Blackman

Written by Evan Kee, Career Services Coordinator Ralph Blackman was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. He comes from a family of shipyard workers, and always knew he was destined to be a welder. He has always wanted to do something with his hands that would present a challenge. After seeing commercials for Tidewater Tech,… Read more »

Calvary Revival Church and Tidewater Tech create a $1 Million Overcomers Scholarship for Hampton Roads Community

In conjunction with Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Centura College, and Tidewater Tech, Calvary Revival Church announces a $1 million scholarship fund for students, to be awarded over the next ten years. Earlier this year, Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) purchased Calvary Revival Church’s former Calvary Christian School campus on East Little Creek Road, where AIM… Read more »

Tidewater Tech Graduate Spotlight: Christopher Jones

Written by Megan DeHart, Career Services Coordinator Christopher Jones was born in North Carolina and remained there throughout high school. Following high school graduation, he joined the U.S. Army as a logistician. During his 11 years of service, Christopher traveled between Germany, Korea, Iraq, and Kuwait. In 2015, he retired from the Army and moved… Read more »

Tidewater Tech Graduate Spotlight: Kyle Horton

By Terrell Wiggins Kyle Horton was born in Philadelphia, PA and moved to Virginia with his parents when he was four years old. His original plans after graduating high school were to go into the military, since he really wasn’t sure what he wanted to do, career-wise. His father asked him what his goal of… Read more »

Tidewater Tech Graduate Spotlight – Wayne Sainio

Tidewater Tech Graduate Spotlight – Wayne Sainio Wayne Sainio was born and raised in Maine. Out of high school, Wayne initially had an interest in being an architect and civil engineering. He joined the Coast Guard at the age of 28, serving for 31 years, and retired in August of 2013. “Well, forced retirement that… Read more »

Tidewater Tech Welding Student Shows Perseverance on Path to Graduation and Beyond

Gwendolynn Malone, Student Services Coordinator When Lemuel Davis starting talking to his life coach about his future, he never imaged how bumpy the road was going to be. Finishing high school, Davis felt a little lost with his life. Like most young adults, Davis was not sure what to do with his future. After talking… Read more »

Tidewater Tech Student Spotlight: From Foster Care to Graduate

by Damika Howard-Wayne It’s no big secret that the life of a foster child can be filled with both physical and emotional struggle. About two-thirds never go to college and very few graduate. In a society where many young men and women live with their parents well into their 20s, foster children learn quickly that… Read more »

Train “Hands-on,” Volunteer “Hands-on”: Serving Our Community During National Volunteer Week

The school groups of Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Centura Colleges and Tidewater Tech have reached out to their community and volunteered their time for a number of organizations.  The staff at these institutions have chosen to serve their communities by volunteering their time, talent and support to causes that are meaningful to their communities. Here… Read more »

Teach the Teacher: ‘At the Cross Roads’ Community Education Conference Recap

Written by Drew Schnaath, Jul DeGeus and Esperanza Poquiz Faculty and staff from The Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Centura College, and Tidewater Tech met with colleagues and industry specialists to enrich themselves, their campuses, and become better community leaders and more effective educators. On March 14th, leadership and instructors converged in Falls Church, VA to… Read more »

Welding Fumes: Tips on Staying Safe

By Esperanza Poquiz It is essential for welders to follow the proper safety precautions when it comes to handling dangerous welding fumes and gases. Here are a few tips on how to stay safe when you are fusion or pressure welding: OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard requires your employer to provide information and proper training on… Read more »