Advanced Technology Center
Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Due to an increasing need to educate and train the city’s and region’s workforce, three long-time partners—City of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach City Schools, and Tidewater Community College— organized to create the Advanced Technology Center. This partnership not only created a world-class facility, but also enhanced the relationships among this group and with other higher education institutions, businesses, industry, and economic development operatives in the region. Over 137,999 square feet of space is dedicated to offering educational and training opportunities for students not available at other institutions, serving as a resource to local businesses, and providing formal meeting spaces for a variety of economic development uses. Offering a mix of classroom, lab, office, and multipurpose spaces, the center features administrative and instructional resources that are utilized by all three partners.