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TCC NAMES NEW ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT-WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (Feb. 3, 2012) – Tidewater Community College has named Henry W. Cobb to the position of associate vice president of workforce development. He brings more than 24 years of management, training and employee development experience to the post.
A skilled facilitator, curriculum developer and coach on topics related to Train-the-Trainer and Meyers Briggs Type Indicator, Cobb is also a seasoned trainer in areas of effective management skills, team processes, strategic planning and employee recruitment. Prior to joining TCC, Cobb served as president of Mind Movers, a consulting practice that designed and delivered training for businesses and trade associations nationwide.
Cobb is a former project manager for workforce development with the Virginia Department of Business Assistance, where he designed training for businesses across Virginia. In this position, Cobb also developed expertise in training management teams for call centers, manufacturers and shipyards. Cobb also served as program administrator for the Virginia Enterprise Initiative for the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and held a variety of positions in business development for Virginia Beach Economic Development.
Cobb holds a master’s in adult education and human resource development from Virginia Commonwealth University and a bachelor’s in economic development from Virginia Tech.
Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and workforce development services in Hampton Roads - served more than 46,000 students in 2010-11. The 16th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling and simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System. The college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Regional Health Professions Center and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach, as well as the Regional Workforce Development Center in Suffolk. Forty-five percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit www.tcc.edu.