HCC in the News

  • 83 Degrees Media

    As sustainable and environmentally conscious lifestyles become increasingly popular, new, creative and sometimes tiny trends are taking hold.

    Tiny houses, along with other unconventional domiciles, are the theme at this year’s Beyond Sustainability Expo sponsored by Hillsborough Community College’s Sustainability Council.

    At the expo, attendees can check out tiny houses, buses converted into homes and gypsy wagons while learning how downsizing their living space can have a positive impact on

  • Hillsborough County Government

    Chris Van Pelt hopes to launch a successful career in the wake of the "silver tsunami," the outgoing wave of retiring welders in their 50s and 60s that has built everything from skyscrapers and bridges to aerospace parts and metallic works of art.

    The Riverview High School graduate is enrolled in a welding course at Hillsborough Community College. This summer, he will take a qualifying exam at HCC's new testing site certified by the American Welding Society (AWS), the industry's standard-

  • Bay News 9

    Hillsborough County is providing free training to help fill thousands of manufacturing jobs throughout the state.

    • 20,000 manufacturing jobs unfilled across Florida
    • Three-week program offered at HCC in Brandon

    The county's Economic Development department is funding a three-week program at Hillsborough Community College in Brandon.

    The Certified Production Technician (CPT) program trains students in the basic skills of landing an entry-level manufacturing job.

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  • Creative Loafing

    In a blend of mixed media, printmaking, and sculpture, simple objects like an old cooking pot become triggers for conjuring up moments of bustling family gatherings, as in “Tin Can.” Capturing the haziness of memory, Frorup leaves us with an upturned, well-worn tin crock placed on an abstracted background. Though there are hints of personal narrative, they are left open-ended, since we all can relate to the intrinsic value of a cooking utensil passed down through the family.

  • Osprey Observer

    Owners Chef David West and his wife Karen recently awarded their first scholarship called Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium Annual Culinary Scholarship with the reward amount of $1200 to Renita Jones. She was also presented with a Wusthof knife set. Jones studies Restaurant Management at Hillsborough Community College. She does affiliate herself with the Brandon and Dale Mabry campus. With five classes left, she plans to graduate towards the end of fall 2017 and earn an Associate in Science degree

  • WFLA

    Spring break is right around the corner and it’s causing concern for local law enforcement agencies. Students from Hillsborough Community College, the University of South Florida and Hillsborough and Pinellas public schools are on spring break at the same time: March 13 to 17.

    HCC counselor Dr. Rafael Fuentes encourages students to designate a responsible driver or use a cell phone app like Uber of Lyft.

  • The SCC Observer

    The SCC Oberserver, March 2, 2017 - Print Edition

  • 83 Degrees Media

    Barbara Griffin has worked her entire life and isn’t about to stop now. The problem: Learning a new skill and landing a new job at a time when most people her age are winding down their careers and looking forward to retirement is no easy task.
    Then she learned about a class offered at The Centre for Women that trains, certifies and helps women find jobs in the manufacturing workforce -- for free.

  • ABC Action News

    The demand for skilled workers is only growing, so Hillsborough Community College (HCC) is seeking a major financial commitment from state lawmakers this year to help fill a growing need in the community.

    HCC's Apprenticeship program has 9% more students than the previous year, but contractors in the Tampa Bay Area tell HCC directors there is still a critical need.

    That's why the HCC is requesting $500,000 from the Florida State Legislature to expand their Apprenticeship program so


Media Contacts

Ashley Carl, Executive Director of Marketing & Public Relations
acarl@hccfl.edu, 813.253.7158

Angela Walters, Strategic Communications Officer
awalters13@hccfl.edu, 813.259.6589

Chris DeManche, Community Relations & Marketing Manager
, 813.259.6567

Debbi Ordaz, Public Relations Specialist
dordaz@hccfl.edu, 813.253.7066   

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