As a little girl growing up in rural Giles County, Helena wanted to be a doctor. By the time she entered high school, everything had begun to change. "My junior year, I said, 'There's no way I can go to college.' Then I met my RVHI coach and she became my everything—from financial aid and finding the right program to helping me get back on track when my dad died. Because of her, I know I can do this."
Helena, Health Sciences Major
New River Community College
Understanding the workforce impact of VFCCE initiatives on Virginia industry, Huntington Ingalls Industries established a challenge grant to the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, matching dollar-for-dollar the investments of other leading businesses.
C. Michael Petters
President and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries