Vol State Launches IT Academy for Adult Students

Tech skills are in demand by employers, and many people are trying to enhance their current jobs or start a new career with IT education. Volunteer State Community College is responding with a new program for adults called IT Academy. It’s a series of non-credit courses outside the normal academic system designed to teach people basic tech skills and also provide people who already have an IT background with ways to advance their career.

The first course, Basic Coding for Beginners, was held in August, and it provided students with an introduction to website design.

The second course, Cisco Certification, is designed to help students achieve the Certified Cisco Networking Associate designation. It will meet weekly from Aug. 26 through Dec. 12. The cost of the course is $504. 

Because these are non-credit classes and outside of Vol State academic offerings, TN Reconnect does not apply to the IT Academy. However, the courses would enhance the resume of those with a college degree or those pursuing one.


Vol State Holds Fundraiser for New Wilson County Campus

The Volunteer State Community College Foundation held an event at Beretta Vineyards in Mt. Juliet recently to launch the effort to locate a Vol State campus in Wilson County. The location was the original site of the longtime McFarland family farm. Sandra McFarland decided to donate 2.5 acres of land after learning that Vol State was looking for a suitable site.

“Mt. Juliet has been good to me and my family, and I wanted to give something back by helping Vol State come to our town,” she says.

Salt Med Spa Celebrates Third Anniversary

Salt MedSpa celebrated its third birthday on June 29. The spa opened in June 2016 with a massage room, an aesthetics room and two salt rooms, a relaxation room and an activity room. In 2017, Salt MedSpa expanded its services to include a couples massage room, and infrared sauna and another aesthetics room. As the premier salt room in middle Tennessee, Salt MedSpa desires to help people breathe well, look well and feel well.

Actors Point to Become Resident Theatre Company at Vol State

Actors Point announced that it has been named the Resident Theatre Company for Volunteer State Community College for the 2019-2020 season. This collaboration will include a season of three of Actors Point’s main stage productions performed in the Steinhauer-Rogan-Black Humanities Building’s Black Box Theater as well as in the Caudill Hall’s Wemyss Auditorium. Special pricing for tickets will be available for students and faculty for each production.

“We are thrilled with this relationship,” said Greg Wilson, founding artistic director and founder of Actors Point.