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Tidewater Tech Graduate Spotlight – Tony Jones

Tony Jones was born and raised in Portsmouth, Virginia. Having prior construction experience in addition to attending courses at Tidewater Building Association, with a specialty in Auto CAD (Computer Aided Drafting), he desired to further his education and academic experience in the trades and construction field. With that, Jones enrolled here at Tidewater Tech. Growing… 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 »

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 »

Student Services: Helping You Through Your College Journey

By Esperanza Poquiz Student assistance and services are an important resource to know about when attending college. The staff is there to help make sure all aspects of schooling are managed. There are different branches to address specific needs, and below you can find information on the departments that help maintain order on campus: Librarian/… Read more »

Loan, Grant or Scholarship: What is the Best Financial Aid for Your Trade School Training?

By Jul DeGeus Furthering your education by going to a trade school is a quick way to invest in your future and advance your career. While going back to school can be costly, there are different types of resources available to help you get the training you need to be competitive in today’s job market:… Read more »

Get into Gear: Career Opportunities for Automotive Technicians

By: Esperanza Poquiz Choosing to work in the automotive technician field will provide you with ample opportunities when it comes to getting your career started. After all, vehicles -whether it’s your own, a friend’s or public transportation- are an essential in getting you from point A to point B.  And if you own a vehicle… Read more »

Keeping Your Computer Safe: Internet Security Education

Having a computer, or access to one, is very common in this day and age. Most households have either a desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone for each member of their family. But because of the familiarity, many people do not realize the risks that a computer presents. Computers are storage houses for information. Banking,… Read more »