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Marjorie LampkinMarjorie Lampkin, Director of the Office of Career and Transitional Services, 804-333-6825

The Office of Career and Transition Services is here to help you transform your academic experience into success in the “real world.” Let our career coaches guide you onto a successful career path — that includes connecting you with employers, creating well-written resumes and developing solid interviewing techniques. Thanks to your RCC education, you’ll have the skills to compete in the workforce, and we’ll help you get there.

We offer the following services:

Betsy WittBetsy Witt, GCDF, Lead Adult Career Coach + TANF Program Coordinator, 804-333-6735
Sherrie HillSherrie Hill, Lead Teacher for Adult Education, Kilmarnock, 804-333-6829
Constance PeayConstance Peay, GCDF, Adult Career Coach + On Ramp Grant Coordinator, 804-758-6739
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Career Coaches

RCC Career Coaches provide one-on-one and group services to assist in career exploration and planning and/or work readiness and employment placement. Services provided include:

  • Educational Planning
  • Career Assessments: STRONGS Interest Inventory, Career Scope, Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment, Personal Career Development Profile (PCDP)
  • Assistance with admissions
  • Assistance with RCC technology: MyRCC, Alert, BlackBoard, SIS, student email and distance learning
  • Assistance with financial aid: FAFSA and scholarships
  • Referrals to other RCC or community programs: WAYS, Student Support Services, SUCCESS, VEC, Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Service Board
  • Enrollment in Virginia Workforce Connection (VaWC)- Online Jobs Portal for the Commonwealth
  • Work Readiness Workshops
  • Resume Development
  • Job search assistance
  • Employment placement with local and state employers
  • Follow-up services

Middle College

The Middle College program at Rappahannock Community College for 2014-2015 is designed as to assist individuals prepare for postsecondary education. Middle College will help to address the low rates of enrollment, retention, and completion in the first year of community college experience for at-risk individuals aged 18-24 (tracked as “Middle College”) and other adult learners aged 25 and older (tracked as “Adult Education Transitions”).
The goal of the Middle College program is to assist eligible individuals to transition from receiving a secondary credential to entering postsecondary education by providing the following:

  • Introduction to a college campus
  • Instruction regarding study skills
  • Preparation for the Virginia Placement Test
  • Experience sitting in on classes
  • Meeting faculty and student support staff
  • Assistance with financial aid information
  • Follow-up during the learner’s first semester at Rappahannock Community College

Youth Services

Youth Services (WAYS) is an eligibility-based broad-ranging program specifically targeted for youth ages 14-21. The program focuses on low-income individuals within one or more of the following categories:

  • Deficient in basic literacy
  • School dropout
  • Homeless, runaway, or foster care
  • Pregnant or parenting
  • Offender
  • Individual (including a youth with a disability) who requires assistance to complete an educational program, or to secure and hold employment

Services provided are:

  • Tutoring
  • summer employment assistance
  • Paid and unpaid work experience
  • Occupational skills
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Supportive services/tuition, books and fees for training
  • Follow-up

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