The New College Institute Board of Directors approved a plan at their December meeting detailing NCI’s strategies for transforming rural Virginia via higher education. In response to employer needs, NCI focuses on delivering academic services in four areas: Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing, Technology & Cyber Security, Health & Human Services, and Education & Community Leadership.
Programs in these focus areas are then delivered in various formats (degrees, certifications, professional development, special programs, and experiential learning) to fit the needs of students and employers in Southern Virginia and throughout the Commonwealth.
These programs are and services are delivered in partnership with employers, organizations, and Virginia universities including: University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Radford University, James Madison University, Virginia State University, Averett University, Longwood University, and Old Dominion University, in addition to Patrick Henry and Danville Community Colleges.
Strategic advantages to NCI’s model include our location and access to underserved populations, responsive programs, ability to develop partnerships quickly, state-of-the-art technology that connects learning opportunities anywhere at any time, and an affordable option to earn a high-quality, low-cost bachelor’s degree.