ESCC President Dr. Linda Thomas-Glover and ESCC students talk about the partnership between ESCC and the VCSFA that created a successful internship program leading to full-time jobs for students right here on the Shore.
One of the most important funding sources for ESCC is the Perkins grant. Perkins funds support career and technical education that prepares its students both for post-secondary education and the careers of their choice. A primary focus of Perkins is nontraditional programs and fields of employment. Career choices should be based on talent, interest and personal desires.....NOT gender. Using Perkins funds, we created videos highlighting some ESCC students who have done just that - chosen their careers based on what they really wanted to do. Our latest installment is the “Women of Wallops”. Amy Davis and Terry Snyder are both featured in their respective roles at NASA and Orbital ATK. Amy earned her Associate of Applied Science Electronics Technology in May 1993 at ESCC, and went directly to work for NASA Wallops Flight Facility. Terry graduated from ESCC spring 2005 with an Associate of Applied Science, Electronic Computer Technician and an Associate of Applied Science, Electronics Technology. She went directly to work for Northrup Grumman in the NFROC program and is now at Orbital ATK. Learn more about our occupational-technical programs. The future just got fun!
Grow By Degrees, a campaign of the Virginia Business Higher Education Council (VBHEC), aims to fuel Virginia's strong recovery and sustained economic growth through high-impact investments and innovations in our public colleges, universities, and community colleges. The 2020 Vision promises a prosperous, entrepreneurial Virginia that ranks among the top states and countries in educational attainment and personal income. Access to an affordable, high-quality college degree is increasingly a prerequisite for success in the fast-changing, high-tech economy. Virginians who earn college, university, or community college degrees enjoy substantially greater opportunities for good jobs, rewarding careers, high incomes, and positive contributions to the community. For more information, visit the Grow by Degrees website.