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7:40 a.m. - 10:10 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.



In the News

Cosmetology Student Interviews

On Wednesday, June 7, the Cosmetology II students at the Technical and Career Education Center (Tech Center) presented their senior portfolios to perspective employers and a local college representative.  Participating companies included Twist Salon, Hair Cuttery, and Bryant and Stratton College. The career sessions included portfolio evaluations and job interviews.  Bryant and Stratton College provided mock business interviews and portfolio/interview feedback.
Pictures 1 and 2- Zoe T. (Senior) and  Twist Salon. Pictures 3 and 4- Alijhanae T. (Senior) and  Bryant and Stratton College. Picture 5- Joi R. (Senior) and  Hair Cuttery.

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cosmetology student cosmetology student  


Legal Systems Administration Students Participate In Their First VA Mock Trials!

The Technical and Career Education Center's (Tech Center) Legal Systems Administration course students recently participated in a Mock Trial with the Public Safety class serving as the jury.
 "Our Mock trial was based on the District of Columbia vs. Dominique Stephens.  The Mock Trial was very challenging.  Our classmates learned to work together as a team and think fast on our feet.  In this particular case, we had to set aside our personal feelings because it was a domestic violence case against women. There were a lot of emotions through the case. We put a lot of work into this trial and overcame many obstacles such as rewriting our opening statements a few times, coming up with effective questions, and preparing our witnesses. Through this experience, we developed career skills, improved our public speaking, and got a taste of what it feels to be in the field of law."  Written by Jacquelyn V. and Ebony R, Technical and Career Education Center Legal Systems Administration students
Picture 1- Jacquelyn V and Khalil F. (Mock  Trial-Prosecutor interviewing witness)
Picture 2- Areon T., Amberly F., Daja C., Angel C., Trinity H., Imani B., Jada W., Kahlil F., Ebony R. (Defense and Prosecution teams)
Picture 3- Angel C., Trinity H., Imani B. (Defense Team)
Picture 4- Jada W., Kahlil F., and Ebony R. (Prosecution Team)
Picture 5- Jury- Tech Center Public Safety Class- Thomas G., Joshua S., Jillian B., Jennifer B., Nevan O., Davan F., Dylan M., Logan T., Jasmin P., Dylan

Culinary Arts Students Host Strawberry Festival VIPs

Congratulations Marvella Phillips, 2017 TCE Teacher of the Year!

Picture of Marvella Phillips, Medical/Legal Systems Administration Teacher

Congratulations Licensed Practical Nursing Class of 2017!

Please join us in congratulating the Licenced Practical Nursing class of 2017. Nursing staff and students for held yet another beautiful graduation ceremony! The program was outstanding, and we are proud of our nurses for all of their hard work and dedication. Click here for a link to the story with further details.

picture of the LPN class of 2017

Tech Center Students Compete in Skills USA

VB Tech Center students participated in the SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference in Fredricksburg, VA 4/28/2017-4/292017.  There were 19 students competing in 12 contests.  Placement results are below. Great job!

Auto Refinishing Technology – Trevor Erickson placed 11th in the Commonwealth
Cabinetmaking - Matthew Ahlschlager placed 5th in the Commonwealth
Collision Repair Technology – Armoni Tall placed 11th in the Commonwealth
Cosmetology – Hailah Gregg placed 2nd in the Commonwealth
Dental Assisting - Mallory Lyon placed 1st in the Commonwealth, Jordan Alcantara placed 2nd in the Commonwealth, and Summer Williams placed 3rd in the Commonwealth
Criminal Justice - Cody Cobb  placed 6th in the Commonwealth
CSI - Garrett Carter, Armoni Collins, & Sarah Hardesty placed 11th in the Commonwealth
First Aid – Dominique Beckstrom placed 6th in the Commonwealth & Alexia Peters placed 7th in the Commonwealth
Esthetics – Vanessa Kerns placed 5th in the Commonwealth
HVAC – Hunter Powell placed 6th in the Commonwealth
Nail Care – Victoria Weiss-Popina placed 10th in the Commonwealth
Plumbing – Ryan Swindell placed 1st in the Commonwealth and Adam Anderson placed 1st in the post-secondary division in the Commonwealth
Prepared Speech – Bailey Stewart placed 6th in the Commonwealth

FCCLA State Competition Winners!

On Friday, April 7 the Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center's  (Tech Center) Early Childhood Education students competed at the FCCLA Star Events Statewide competition. The event took place at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America or FCCLA is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. The Tech Center's team earned four medals including three gold medals! The gold winners will be eligible to travel to Nashville in July for the national competition.

FCCLA Students

Congratulations to the following Early Childhood students:
Tiara Colon – 1st place gold – Early Childhood
Tamiya Thorogood – 2nd place gold – Career Investigation
Bryan Warburton/Zhane Williams – 2nd place gold – Focus on Children
Krystal Ballon/Amanda Peacock – bronze – Entrepreneurship
Pictured from Left to Right- Bryan W., Tamiya T., Tiara C., Zhane W.

Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) Competition Results

The 2016-17 HOSA state leadership conference was held March 10-12 in Williamsburg, VA. Several VB Tech Center students placed in the various competitions. The results are below.

Practical Nursing Winners
Medical Math:
3rd- Amber Test
4th- Alexis Bryant
5th- Amanda Propst

Medical Terminology:
2nd- Aminah Spain
4th- Alex Colon
Job Seeking Skills:
3rd- Kayla Bailey

Prepared Speaking:
2nd- Alex Colon; Kerri Kirkpatrick

Public Service Announcement:
1st- Kerri Kirkpatrick, Amber Test, Amanda Propst, Aminah Spain, Alexis Bryant, and Alex Colon
5th- Gemayne Magpantay, Kayla Bailey, Cydney James, Jonice Smitherman and Jordyn Benn

Dental Assisting Winners
Dental Sciences:
1st- Summer Williams
2nd- Allisondra Trotman
4th- Mallory Lyon

Oral Pathology and Radiography:
1st- Summer Williams
5th- Mallory Lyon
Dental Terminology
3rd - Holly Strull

Dental Student Summer W. becomes the 2nd TCE NELDA Certified Student!

The Technical and Career Education Center's Dental Assisting program is proud to announce that Summer Williams (Class of 2017) has passed all three parts for the National Entry Level Dental Assistants (NELDA) Certification. DANB (Dental Assisting National Board) just released its newest certification for National Entry Level Dental Assistants (NELDA) in 2015 to distinguish between entry level and expanded function Dental Assisting. In order to become a Dental Assistant II (Expanded Function), the first step is to become a DANB CDA (Certified Dental Assistant). As part of the Tech Center Dental Assisting program, Summer's future career aspirations include studying to become a dental hygienist. Upon graduating from dental hygiene school, her ultimate goal is becoming a dentist.

As Summer's Dental Assisting I and II instructor for the past two years, Antoinette Kahan states, "I have watched this very diligent teenager mature into a fine, caring, and highly capable young woman. She possesses the internal drive, determination, and positive work ethic not usually seen in her peer group. Her high academic achievements, zeal for life, and love of humanity will make her a tremendous asset to the workforce, academic institution, and dental community."

Students set foundation for 11th VBEF house project

Shortly after the unveiling of the Virginia Beach Education Foundation's (VBEF) 10th house project at 1909 Evar Place, Technical and Career Education (TCE) Center students began work on the 11th house — right next door. Students enrolled in the TCE Center's masonry program have been working weekly, weather permitting, to set the foundation for the new house located at 1905 Evar Place. The VBEF program, The House Students Built (THSB), partners TCE students with experienced professionals in the community to construct a single-family dwelling for public sale. To date, 10 homes have been constructed, and net profits from the sale of each home support the VBEF's Adopt A+ Grants program. Photos of the work on the 11th house are available on the VBEF Facebook page and information about the 10th house for sale is available here. For more information about the THSB program, contact VBEF coordinator Debbie Griffey at debbie.griffey@vbschools.com or 757-263-1337.

Free Dental Care

The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health is partnering with the Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center Dental Assisting Program to offer free dental care to eligible students who attend either morning or afternoon sessions at the center.

Eligibility requirements are:

Currently enrolled in the Virginia Medicaid program, or Participate Virginia Beach City Public School Free Meals program, and Not currently under the care of a dentist, and
Attend the Tech Center

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Free Dental Care

The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health is partnering with the Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center Dental Assisting Program to offer free dental care to eligible students who attend either morning or afternoon sessions at the center.

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