President's Message

Welcome to Danville Community College or, as we like to say on campus, welcome home.
 
The college has a longstanding tradition of providing exemplary academic and workforce training options to advance students’ personal and professional objectives in Southern Virginia.
 
Graduates of our programs have consistently gone on to find success in their next academic steps as well as launching new careers in high-paying, in-demand fields. DCC is a regional leader in workforce training opportunities, and is capitalizing on and investing in that continued success with the recent opening of its new welding building and complete renovation of the Charles R. Hawkins Engineering and Industrial Technologies Building.
 
In 2019, the college recognizes that information-based decision making is more important than ever, and DCC personnel are actively researching and applying data regarding program and certification demand as well as trends published by agencies such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 
The college is beginning to be recognized as a competitor in the online and distance learning sector both regionally and beyond. At DCC, we recognize that keeping pace with the ever-evolving technological and professional landscape makes our graduates more competitive to potential employers.
 
To help guide our current students and prospective students on their journey of becoming successful, we now offer a free, online career coach at https://dcc.emsicc.com/. This innovative tool changes traditional enrollment and allows students to determine their career interests and match those interests to the best programs to help them attain the degrees or credentials they need to realize their professional vision. DCC’s Career Coach also offers a free career assessment and a résumé-building tool.
 
Conversations about DCC are happening both throughout the community and online, and what I hear and read is that DCC is still “The Place To Be in 2019:” A relevant, vital component of the City of Danville and the counties of Pittsylvania and Halifax.
 
I invite you to join us as we embark on a new era of continued success.

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Betty Jo Foster

Interim President

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