Photo Gallery: Secretary Solis Visits Community Colleges
(Sep. 28 - Oct. 3, 2012)
- Matthew Brady, an instructor in Greenville Technical College's Machine Tool Technology department shows Secretary Solis how to operate one of the milling machines.
- Greenville Technical College students show off their handiwork using the school's state of the art three and five-axis milling machines. This program will be expanded as a result of new funding from the Labor Department.
- Students in GTC's DRIVE Automotive program talk with Secretary Solis about how a partnership with BMW, a major local employer, allows them to learn using the same systems in place on the factory floor.
- Dr. Keith Miller, president of Greenville Technical College listens in as Secretary Solis talks about the importance of these grants in expanding training models in place at GTC and throughout South Carolina.
- Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and Secretary Solis greet a calf at Vermont Technical College's farm in Randolph, Vt. as VTC student Rachel Arsenault talks about the school's agriculture and agri-business training programs.
- Vermont Technical College student's Stephanie Nault and Rachel Arsenault, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, and Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin listen to Dr. Philip Conroy, president of Vermont Technical College during a visit to the school's apple orchard.
- U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, far right, delivers remarks during a visit to Vermont Technical College in Randolph Vt. as Senator Bernie Sanders, Governor Peter Shumlin, Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross, Vermont Secretary of Labor Annie Noonan, President of Vermont Butter & Cheese Bob Reese, and VTC faculty member Dr. Chris Dutton look on.
- Secretary Solis and president Dr. Phillip Conroy take a minute for a photo with students at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Vt.
- From left to right: Christopher Whaley, Vice President for Student Learning; Susan Harris, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Methodist Medical Center; Loretta Starnes, winner of the 2012 Presidents Award and a graduate of Roane State, Secretary Solis, Dr. Gary Goff, President of Roane State Community College; Deb Miller, Roane State's Director of Grants Development, and Warren Nichols, Vice Chancellor for Tennessee's Community Colleges pose for a photo during Secretary Solis' visit to Oak Ridge, Tenn.
- Secretary Solis talks with current students in Roane State's nursing lab. The RX Tennessee program will help expand these programs across Tennessee through DOL funding.
- A Roane State nursing student demonstrates how to properly dress a wound in the school's training facility.
- Secretary Solis and Dr. Gary Goff talk with Kelsey Sellers in the student learning center.
- Dr. James Catanzaro greets Secretary Solis before a gathering of business leaders, and educators at Chattanooga Community College. The site is the future home of the Tennessee Valley Institute for Materials Joining and Training thanks to DOL grant money through the TAACCCT program.
- Secretary Solis gets a tour of the glass distillation plant at the Wacker Institute at Chattanooga State Community College. This collaboration between Wacker Polysilicon, a German company that is opening up a large facility in Chattanooga, and the college, will serve as the model for a new project focused on materials joining.
- Jacki Smith demonstrates some of the tools students use in the current materials joining curriculum. With the manufacturing industry growing in Chattanooga, employers are looking for skilled welders and joiners.
- Secretary Solis sits down with Dr. James Catanzaro, president of Chattanooga State Community College for his weekly television news program "Face to Face."