U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Kingston Elementary and Old Donation School as the No. 1 elementary and middle schools in Virginia. Old Donation School, which has students in grades two through eight and is the home of the Edward E. Brickell Academy for Advanced Academics & Arts, was also ranked as the No. 2 elementary school in the state.
School to Work Program
Internship is an option that we offer to students at the Tech Center. In most cases, the student starts the program in their second and final semester of their TCE course. Although internship is not appropriate for all students, it can be a valuable tool for students to get “on the job experience” related to their course of study. When a student expresses interest, the parents must be involved in the process and give their approval. If the student has demonstrated those qualities that employers are looking for (desire to learn, good attendance/punctuality, quality workmanship, initiative, etc.) and the instructor feels confident that the appropriate skill level has been attained, the student may be a good candidate for internship. The Tech Center cannot guarantee that every student who expresses interest in the program will be placed in a job, but our placement rate is exceptionally high. We are fortunate that we have businesses that contact us when they are in the hiring process because they know that we will be able to supply qualified employees for them to consider.
The majority of our students are employed in the automotive field – auto service and auto body. Some typical employers are Charles Barker, Checkered Flag, Hall MileOne Auto Group, Beach Ford, RK Subaru, Tidewater Import Car Service, Complete Automotive, London Bridge Motor Co., and Desimone’s Auto Body. Of course, our students are employed/interning in a variety of businesses: HVAC, small engine repair, landscaping, restaurants, construction, electronics, dental, medical, legal, etc.
Please contact Donna Hall, School to Work Transition Advisor with any questions that you may have about the internship program. Also, if you have a business related to a TCE course of study, we welcome speaking with potential partners/mentors for our students.
School to Work Transition Advisor
757.648.5850 Ext. 51562