Virtual learning has expanded in many ways during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, staff members at Volunteer State Community College are taking virtual teaching techniques and applying them to a new audience, one that is well outside the usual focus of Middle Tennessee. Vol State is home to an OTIEC (OSHA Training Institute Education Center). OSHA health and safety training organized by Vol State reaches companies and employees across the southeast United States. A program is taking that education global as part of a U.S. Army Europe training initiative.
Nicholas Bishop has been hired as vice president for Economic and Community Development at Volunteer State Community College. Bishop comes most recently from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development where he was director of Compliance and Policy in the Workforce Services Division. Bishop is the first person to hold the newly created vice president position at Vol State.