VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Aug. 25, 2015) – Most teens spend their summer by the pool, but not this group of six Norfolk Academy sophomores. Instead, they spent their break teaming up with Centura College, Tidewater Tech, Aviation Institute of Maintenance and Dollar Tree to fill more than a thousand backpacks with rulers, highlighters, folders and other important school supplies. Over the next two weeks, all 1,100 backpacks will make it into the hands of Hampton Roads children who need them most.
“I’ve seen it all—mesh backpacks, broken backpacks, garbage bags. The truth is that there are lots of kids all over Hampton Roads that show up on the first day of school without the supplies they need. I decided it was time to change that—kids helping kids, one backpack at a time,” said Sven Patzer, the fifteen-year-old leader of the Hampton Roads Backpack Attack operation.
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The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando will welcome Centura Institute into the family with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony to be held Thursday, July 30, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Students, alumni and locals alike are invited to witness Centura Institute’s proud induction into the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando with refreshments to follow. Guests are also encouraged to take a campus tour and see how Centura trains the workforce of tomorrow.
“Our whole goal at Centura Institute is connecting communities and careers. We want to not just exist in a community, but to be a part of it. This induction into the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando is such an honor and means that we are on the right path,” said Paulette Thomas, Centura Institute’s director.
Centura Institute is located nearby at 6359 Edgewater Drive, in Orlando. For more information about this event, call 407-275-9696.
Centura College’s Cruisin’ Career Fair and Open House kicks off Wednesday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., encouraging students, alumni and locals alike to cruise into a new career. Participating employers will be hiring for both entry-level and management positions. Attendance is free, but guests are required to arrive in business attire with résumés in hand.
Other activities will include campus tours, meet and greets with admissions representatives, and the opportunity to win a dinner cruise for two. Career coaching and résumé workshops are available upon reservation and can be scheduled by calling 757-549-2121.
Featured employers include Goodwill Industries, Accounting Principals, Special Counsel, Lowes, Marriott, David Dickerson Law Firm, Admiral Security, Massage Envy, Hampton Roads Health Clinic, Avalon Bay, Liberty Tax, AMSEC, Natural Elements Spa, Aerotek, Slone Chiropractic and Hewlett Packard.
Centura College’s Chesapeake campus is located at 932 Ventures Way, just off Greenbrier Parkway. For more information about this event, visit our Facebook page.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (June 8, 2015) – Centura College showed their support during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4 through May 8, by giving Hampton Roads teachers a chance to win $500 in classroom funds. On June 1, Katelyn Hunt, a third year kindergarten teacher at Woodstock Elementary in Virginia Beach, received the giant $500 check, presented by Ashley West, the campus director of Centura College Chesapeake, and Millie Davis, the director of education at Centura College Chesapeake, as well as a gift bag featuring a free massage and more.
“The teaching community’s commitment to changing lives is absolutely inspiring! These individuals spend every day shaping our country’s tomorrow and we wanted to help them with that noble mission,” said West.
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Massage Envy Spa, the largest employer of massage therapists and estheticians in the United States, has announced Centura College Chesapeake (CCHE) as a winner of the 2014 “Excellence in Education” Award, designed to highlight the best-in-class massage therapy schools in the nation. The top schools were selected based on the following criteria: educational program, curriculum, level of student and graduate support, involvement within the industry, graduate feedback, additional outstanding achievements, and recognition from accrediting agencies and industry associations.
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