From DAILY PRESS By JOSH REYES
Virginia Tech celebrated the opening of its location in Tech Center Building One in Newport News with a ribbon cutting Wednesday.
Starting in the fall, students in the Virginia Tech Professional Master of Business Administration program will be able to take a portion of their curriculum at the Newport News location, 700 Tech Center Parkway.
For that program, students meet in person for class one weekend per month and much of the program is conducted online. Previously, the in-person classes were split between Roanoke and Richmond. Hampton Roads students will be able to attend class in Newport News rather than Roanoke.
The Newport News Virginia Tech location also began hosting a career development academy for James City and York County employees in January. The monthly sessions include speakers and a mentorship component.
Along with Virginia Tech, Tech Center Building One includes a Gather co-working space, medical technology company ivWatch, defense contractor ITA International and ITA Data Analytics.
The long-term vision from developers for a Tech Center Research Park involves up to 10 buildings and public gathering space.
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