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Tech Center Poinsettia Sale!

The VB Tech Center Landscaping/Turf Management program has beautiful poinsettias for sale only $5 each! Click "for more news" below for more information.

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VB LPN Program is #1!

Excellence at Virginia Beach School of Practical Nursing earns program No. 1 rankings

Posted on November 30, 2016 (Original Story: http://www.vbcpsblogs.com/kaleidoscope/2016/11/30/excellence-virginia-beach-school-practical-nursing-earns-program-no-1-rankings/)

The Technical and Career Education Center's Virginia Beach School of Practical Nursing (VBSPN) is celebrating its ranking as the top program in the state and nation for the fourth consecutive year.

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing identified the VBSPN as the No. 1 program among 40 licensed practical nurse (LPN) programs in Virginia and the No. 1 program of 1,200 LPN programs in the nation. The rankings are based on the percentage of a program's graduates passing the NCLEX-PN® state board examination. The VBSPN Class of 2016 earned a 100 percent pass rate on the exam. This rate exceeds the 2016 NCLEX-PN average pass rate of 86 percent in the state and the national average of 84 percent.

VBCPS 2016 LPN Graduates
"Our success comes from a collaboration between the students, faculty and community partners," said Rosa Abbott, MSN, director of nursing at the VBSPN. "It's hard to go wrong when you have passionate and dedicated faculty combined with excellent students who are driven and focused on their studies."

"Another important element is our clinical partners which allows our students to apply theory to practice," added Abbott.

VBSPN nursing instructor Barbara Evard, MSN, attributed the recognition to the outstanding academic record of the students in the program.

"We always receive great feedback from the community about our students. Our students are described as of the highest quality, best prepared and hardest working," Evard said.

Traci Capps, BSN, VBSPN nursing instructor, added, "I believe our small class sizes also helps to provide individual instruction and allows us to develop personal relationships with each of our students."

Students are also excited about the recognition for the program.

"VBSPN is great because they care for all of the students and the faculty really want us to be successful. They're not satisfied in your just getting a passing grade and moving on," said Camille Meeks, member of the VBSPN Class of 2017.

A tireless focus on improvement and excellence is the key to success, according to Abbott.

"Our mission is to 'Empower Excellence in Nursing,'" she said. "That is the reason we are continually looking toward the future, asking what we can do better."

TCE Television Production Newscasts!

VB TCE Television Production juniors and seniors students wrote, shot and edited their first newscast of the 2016-2017 school year. Click on the videos below to check them out!

Senior Newscast

Junior Newscast

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."


Tech Center Cosmetology Program Tech Styles

The VB Technical and Career Education Center Cosmetology program is opening the Tech Styles salon for customer services starting this Thursday, October 6, 2016. Services will be perfomed by Cosmetology II students during the PM sessions. We take 11:30 appointments on Thursdays and Fridays. Prices are very affordable. Click here for a price list and find out about our variety of services. Our first special will be a Manicure and Pedicure for $18.00. Please call 757-648-5891 for an appointment. Thank you for helping our students gain real world experience, create portfolios, and build brighter futures!

Congratulations Hannah Heh VA's First National Entry Level Dental Assistants (NELDA) Certified Student!

The Technical and Career Education Center's Dental Assisting program is proud to announce that Hannah Heh (Class of 2016) is the first State of Virginia high school student to pass all three tests 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, Hannah participates in a paid internship. Hannah's is currently interning with Dentist Timothy P. Perez D.M.D. He states, "Upon first meeting Hannah, I was struck by her professionalism, eagerness, and thoughtfulness. She has proven to be a good listener and a quick learner. Her excitement for dentistry is evident as is her genuine kindness towards her patients. I was pleased to hear of her academic accomplishments." Hannah's future career aspirations include continuing to work at Dr. O'Hara's office as a dental assistant while studying to become a dental hygienist. Upon graduating from dental hygiene school, her ultimate goal is becoming a dentist.

As Hannah'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."

Congratulations Culinary Arts 1 Students!

Kayla W. and Sam C., both juniors, won an all-expense paid culinary summer camp opportunity at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jordyn B., another junior, won an all-expense paid culinary summer camp opportunity at Monroe College in New York. Congratulations! From left to right: Kayla W., Sam C., and Jordyn B.

 



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

For more information click here.

 

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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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