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Some great news for Hampton Roads commuters as the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel has been green-lit for it’s 10 mile expansion project. This project will add 2 extra lanes per side totaling in 8 lanes in and out of the tunnels. Learn more here: https://t.co/DkRyFgidcA

In ep. 14, Monique Adams, the Executive Director of 757 Angels, dives into the effects that COVID-19 has had on local entrepreneurs, and most importantly, the importance of making innovation a pillar of the 757’s economy. https://t.co/QEGO4MHodB

Educating the 757

In Hampton Roads, high-quality education is a K-12 priority, a commitment that lays the groundwork of a stable and robust talent pipeline for industries of the future. Throughout the region, our localities offer a wide range of educational resources to meet the education and training needs of any company. Award-winning public schools and a variety of acclaimed private schools all support the vital occupations that are both present and to be created.
School Division Total Students
Chesapeake 41,597
Franklin 1,078
Hampton 19,590
Isle of Wight 5,630
Newport News 28,655
Norfolk 29,837
Poquoson 2,137
Portsmouth 13,991
Southampton 2,803
Suffolk 14,323
Virginia Beach 68,706
Total 228,347

Stem Education

Hampton Roads boasts high-quality local schools that are on the cutting edge of STEM education. Regional educators are offering capstone robotics, maker, and cybersecurity courses. In these concentrations, there are 14 International Baccalaureate (IB) programs throughout the metro area. Hampton Roads public schools have been ranked among the top in the nation for technology use.

Governor's STEM Academies in Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads is home to six Governor's STEM programs, which are partnerships that include school divisions, higher education institutions, businesses and industry leaders.
THE ARCHITECTURE & APPLIED ARTS GOVERNOR'S STEM ACADEMY

Location: Kecoughtan High School in Hampton, VA

Career Pathways: Engineering & Technology, Design/Pre-Construction, Merchandising, and Visual Arts

FIRST GOVERNOR'S CAREER AND TECHNICAL ACADEMY

Location: The Pruden Center for Industry and Technology in Suffolk, VA

Career Pathways: Engineering & Technology and Interactive Media

GOVERNOR'S STEM ACADEMY FOR ENGINEERING, MARKETING, AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STUDIES

Location: Landstown High School and Technology Academy in Virginia Beach, VA

Career Pathways: Engineering & Technology, Professional Sales, and Web & Digital Communications

THE GRASSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL GOVERNOR'S STEM ACADEMY

Location: Grassfield High School in Chesapeake, VA

Career Pathways: Engineering & Technology, Marketing Management, Programming & Software Development

GREATER PENINSULA GOVERNOR'S STEM ACADEMY

Location: New Horizons Regional Education Centers in Hampton, Newport News, and Yorktown

Career Pathways: Electrical Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology

HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL GOVERNOR'S STEM ACADEMY

Location: Heritage High School in Newport News

Career Pathways: Design & Pre-Construction, Engineering & Technology, Programming & Software Development, Web & Digital Communications, Network Systems, and Information Support Services

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COVID-19 INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
Get the guidance you need on our 757 COVID-19 Business Recovery Forum. Read advice from industry experts and ask questions at www.757recovery.com. For business resources related to Coronavirus, please visit the Hampton Roads Chamber’s COVID-19 Business Resource Guide.