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Jimmie Tickle

 

DCC Names New Associate Vice President of Workforce Programs

 

(June 19, 2017)  – Danville Community College has named Dean Jimmie Tickle to a new role as associate vice president of workforce programs. Tickle, who has served as DCC’s dean of Business, Engineering, and Industrial Technologies since 2014, will start in this capacity at the end of June.
 
“I look forward to the opportunity to be associated with the workforce development initiative because of my professional and educational experiences with business and industry, and career and technical educational programs,” Tickle said. “Our challenges are to keeping up with the changing technological needs of business and industry and to provide quality educational opportunities, valued industry credentialing and a pathway to jobs and careers.”
 
Tickle brings decades of experience overseeing vocational and technical training programs for secondary students, adults, and apprencticeship students. Prior to joining DCC, he served as principal of the Pittsylvania Career & Technical Center from 2006 to 2014, where he initiated the dual enrollment program in precision machining in partnership with the college. This program allows high school students to earn college credit through DCC at no cost to them. He has also managed training and public affairs for Merck & Co. and served as director/principal for Massanutten Technical Center for 11 years.
 
Tickle holds a master’s of science in Education – Vocational Technical and a bachelor’s in Business Public Administration, both from Virginia Tech.
 
Under the new leadership structure, Tickle’s old position will not be filled; DCC’s academic and workforce programs will be organized under two administrators instead of three. Tickle will continue to oversee HVAC, automotive, and graphic imaging along with existing workforce programs such as precision machining, electrical/electronics engineering technology, cosmetology, dimensional inspection, welding, etc.
 
Dr. Paul Fox, dean of the current arts and sciences division, will take on business and information technology programs to form the new division of Arts, Sciences, and Business.
 
Two positions in the workforce division that have been vacated through retirement will not be filled: the Vice President of Workforce Services and Director of Advanced Manufacturing.

 DCC Workforce Services aligns education and economic development by providing training, traditional and customized classes/courses and programs to meet the needs of employers and current and potential employees throughout the region, state and nation.

 

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