Dirty Jobs' Mike Rowe to launch certification program at local community college
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Mike Rowe from the hit TV show Dirty Jobs has developed a new employment certification, and Patrick Henry Community College has been chosen as one of the 20 schools for the pilot program. Rowe is partnering with the National Council of Certification Centers (NC3) for his new professionalism program, the Mike Rowe Works Foundation certification, that is centered around his S.W.E.A.T Pledge — Skill and Worth Ethic Aren’t Taboo. The certification program claims to be for anyone looking to establish workplace readiness skills based in its four pillars of professionalism: work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification and a positive attitude. Patrick Henry Community College is a NC3 Leader School and was chosen as one of the 20 schools to launch the pilot program. According to a press release from the college, the certification aims to create a generation of workers who know how to communicate and are reliable, trainable and collaborative.
PHCC starts wrestling program seeking homegrown talent
Martinsville, Va. Patrick Henry Community College made the spring announcement that they were developing a wrestling program. The Patriots have been moving forward with recruiting for NJCAA competition, and with a pair of local coaches on board., they plan to build the program with homegrown talent. Or were an hour away from another wrestling program, or two hours away from another wrestling program. And were right on the North Carolina line, Head coach Justin Smith said." Former Franklin County head wrestling coach Justin Smith and Cave Spring head coach Tim Nininger are building the new program at PHCC.
What's News Today: October 7, 2019
Here's a look at some of the stories we'll be following today as they make headlines across the country and Southwest Virginia. A new fitness center, honoring a fallen Carroll County deputy, opens today. The Curtis Bartlett Fitness Center is located in the old Twin County Regional Healthcare building in Galax. Eight teachers from across Virginia are in the running, including Amy Mallow from Huddleston Elementary in Bedford County and Andrea Johnson from Salem High School. The winner will represent the commonwealth in the National Teacher of the Year program.