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Katherine Dorman, Manager of Human Resources for Columbia Gas of Virginia, standing at the front of a computer lab classroom speaking to Career Tech Academy students.High school Career Tech Academy students from Charlotte, Mecklenburg, and Halifax Counties, recently explored careers in energy with guest speakers and hands-on activities.

Photo of SVHEC Staff Meagan Owen (left) accepting the ACT Award from ACT President of Measurement, Suzana DelangheHalifax County was recently recognized for its workforce development achievements over the past year at the ACT Workforce Summit in Charlotte, N.C.

Image of HVAC@SVHEC Lab Tech and Instructor Michelle Newcomb standing in front of an HVAC training unit.Michelle Newcomb of Clarksville, VA came to a class orientation ready to learn. She walked away an SVHEC Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) lab tech/instructor.

annualreportcover 2019Inside the pages of the SVHEC's 2019 Annual Report, you'll meet the people we served, and get a glimpse of the impact we're having in southern Virginia.


Headshot of Meagan Owen, Coordinator of Learner Engagement & Success

SVHEC's Coordinator of Learner Success & Engagement, Meagan Owen, sees modern schools and the local sales tax option as the key to training Halifax County's future workforce.

Female welding instructor Karen HackneyLike a steel magnolia, Karen Hackney is a study in contrasts. A welding lab technician/instructor at the SVHEC, Hackney is strong, possessing the fortitude necessary to enter a field that is typically a man’s domain.