Monthly Archive:: January 2015

Email Etiquette

Avoid embarrassing mistakes by establishing good habits by Naomi Sheehan Although email has been around for decades, its importance in the workplace only continues to grow. In fact, smartphone technology now makes email preferable to a phone

Criminal Justice Student Seeks Career to Help People

by Eric Jensen Taylor McGrew is a self-described “police department brat,” so it’s no surprise the Port Lavaca resident is pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree in criminal justice at Victoria College. She was inspired by

VC Enriches Quality of Life with Concerts, Exhibits, and Lectures

by Eric Jensen With music concerts, movies, art exhibits, lectures, community service projects, and more scheduled throughout the year, the phrase “there’s nothing to do” is a misnomer at Victoria College and in the surrounding community. VC’s

Students Discover Welding Can ‘Cover a Broad Scope’

by Eric Jensen Everything boils down to weld quality. That’s what students in Victoria College’s Welding Program must demonstrate during qualification testing. “We do mock weld tests for all of our processes and in all weld positions,”

Welding Instructor Enjoys Seeing Students’ ‘Light Bulb’ Moments

by Eric Jensen Sparks fly when Mike Wilson goes to work, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Wilson is an adjunct instructor teaching welding at Victoria College’s Gonzales Center in Gonzales, Texas, and he enjoys

Busy PTA Student Loves Being Active with Her Patients

by Eric Jensen When Victoria College student Anna Catherine Adamek first entered the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, she thought of a job working with children. However, after discovering the many facets of PTA, she realized she likes

Physical Therapist Assistants in Demand, Particularly in Texas

by Eric Jensen Baby boomers are reaching retirement age and may need surgeries and other medical procedures as they age. This results in an increased need for physical therapist assistants in the Crossroads region. For the 16-18

Moving Ahead: Education, career training can get you into a good job

Today’s job market is competitive. No matter what profession or trade you are currently in or are seeking to join, obtaining an education and enhancing your skills to work effectively is essential. Companies are looking for a

VC’s Criminal Justice Classes Offer Glimpse of Police Work

by Eric Jensen For those who possess a strong sense of duty, a clear head in urgent situations, and who enjoy working with the public, a career in law enforcement might be just the ticket. Victoria College

Networking Students are Future Help Desk, IT Partners

by Eric Jensen They’re Victoria College students now, but one day soon, you may find yourself picking up the phone and asking them for help when your computer goes ‘kaput.’ These students in the Personal Computer and

Computer Information Systems Professor Revels in Student Success Stories

by Eric Jensen Marty Stockbauer loves hearing stories, particularly success stories shared by her former students. Lately, there seems to be no shortage of such tales. Stockbauer, a Computer Information Systems Curriculum Coordinator and Professor at Victoria

Look Closer at Victoria College

How much do you know about your community college? Whether it’s quick job training or choosing a career, Victoria College is the Crossroads region’s go-to place for training and education in both credit and noncredit courses. Do

News & Notes

Emerging Technology Complex’s Industrial Training Center opens in January Victoria College’s Emerging Technology Complex is on time and on budget, according to VC President Dr. Tom Butler. The complex’s Industrial Training Center, which opens in January, includes

Help Wanted: Logical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and good communicators NEED apply!

by Annette Johnson Technical jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) will all play an instrumental role in the expansion of computer systems, high-tech manufacturing, and the research and development industries. These types of occupations consistently

Facts & Finds

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