Career Academies

Central Virginia Community College, in alliance with the Region 2000 Technology Council, and the Region 2000 Career Pathways through Tech Prep Consortium will once again sponsor high technology career academies for middle school & high school students.  These academies are high-quality career exploration events designed to educate and inspire students to explore career pathways in Central Virginia. Camps are available to public and private middle and high school students, offering a planned curriculum, skill-building activities, industry tours, guest speakers and more.  Camps are limited to 15 students each.

Middle School Career Academies (rising 6th, 7th, 8th graders)
Camp Location(s)
Advanced Manufacturing CVCC Lynchburg Campus
Aviation Technology(full) Liberty University
Agriculture Technology New London Farm, Bedford, Virginia
Building Trades Dunbar M.S.
Crime Scene Investigation (full) CVCC Lynchburg Campus
Crime Scene Investigation Campbell County Technical Center
Culinary Arts Amherst H.S., Appomattox H.S., Campbell Co. Technical Center
Experiments Gone Wild (full) CVCC Lynchburg Campus
Health Technologies CVCC Lynchburg Campus
Info Technology & Digital Multimedia CVCC Lynchburg Campus
Motorsports Technologies CVCC Altavista Center
Nuclear Technologies (full) CVCC Lynchburg Campus & AREVA NP Training Center
Women in Engineering & Technology CVCC Lynchburg Campus
High School Career Academies (rising 9th and 10th graders)
Advanced Engineering CVCC Lynchburg Campus
Advanced Manufacturing CVCC Lynchburg Campus
Construction Technology CMC Rebar Virginia, Madison Heights
Culinary Arts (full) CVCC Lynchburg Campus
HVAC Technologies strong>(cancelled) CVCC Lynchburg Campus
Wireless Technologies CVCC Lynchburg Campus

Cost: $50 non-refundable fee per child. Payment by check or money order only. Payment information will be provided with confirmation of camp availability and your child’s acceptance.

All academies will be held Monday through Friday, August 1 – 5, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m. Students may be dropped off at their academy sites after 7:45 a.m. Students will be picked up at their academy sites at 12:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

For alot more details on each Career Academy and online registration go to the CVCC website.


These programs are partially supported by grant funds from Tech Prep and from the National Science Foundation but additional support is needed to make these programs successful. We are seeking support from the region’s technology businesses for to continue this project. Support can take one or more of the following forms:

Financial Support – Companies can provide financial support through sponsorship of one or more academies. A sponsorship level of $500 is requested. All sponsors will have their logo printed on the academy t-shirts as well as all other promotional material. Your financial support is needed to continue to grow and improve this opportunity for the region’s students to learn about career opportunities in technology.

Hosting Tours – A significant part of the program for the academies includes providing the students with a first-hand look at what goes on in a technology company. Companies can host a tour during the week of the academies.

Promotional Items – If you would like to donate any promotional items from your company (hats, pens, cups, etc) with your company’s logo as gifts for the students they would be welcomed. Such gifts help identify your company with the regions technology sector.

To participate, please contact Barbara Bragg at CVCC at +1-800-445-2620.