Academy Provides Students with Career Certificates, Work Opportunities | Education

A constant challenge for leaders in small and rural communities is to establish ways to attract and retain talented young working-age adults and the jobs they seek.

Here in Halifax, the Career Tech Academy – one of the programs housed at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center – creates pathways and opportunities to help accomplish just that.

Ethan Wilkerson

A student at Career Tech Academy, Ethan Wilkerson, an undergrad at Halifax County High School, is new to his position in the information technology/cybersecurity class.

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A screenshot of a field test program that Ethan Wilkerson uses when designing games.


Capture the Gem, an original game designed by Ethan Wilkerson, is modeled after Capture the Flag.

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