ARC School Scholarships Announcement

Do you know a middle or high school student or high school teacher interested in math, science or technology?
Virginia's Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) will be offering scholarships to two high school students, two middle school students and two high school math, science or technology teachers to attend a residential hands-on learning institute focusing on math, science, and technology. 
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to provide a two-week learning institute focusing on math, science, and technology for high school students and teachers from July 9-22, 2016. A one-week residential hands-on science academy focusing on math, science, and technology for middle school students will be held on July 17-22, 2016. 
The scholarship includes all major expenses, including meals, lodging and transportation to and from the participant's home, and local transportation will be covered for all participants. Teacher participants will also receive a stipend.
Applications are due on March 18, 2015 and must be submitted to Tamarah Holmes Ph.D. at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or mailed to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, Attn: Tamarah Holmes, 600 East Main Street, Suite 300, Richmond. VA 23219. 

Manufactured Housing Installers Program (MHIP)

DHCD State Building Code Office (SBCO) is pleased to announce the availability of the Manufactured Housing Installers Program (MHIP) now online through the Jack A Proctor Virginia Building Code Academy Knowledge Center. Completion of this program is required for all installers of manufactured homes in Virginia prior to application for the mandatory licensure issued by the VA Department of Professional Occupation and Regulation (DPOR).
Due to technical issues electronic payment for the program cannot be accepted at this time. After completing the training program users will be prompted to print the ‘attendance certificate’ necessary to receive ‘Completion verification’ required by DPOR.
Instructions for receiving the required ‘completion verification’.
1.  Complete the On-line MHIP  Instructions for accessing the VBCA KC and establishing a user account
2.  Follow instructions to print the Attendance certificate
3.  Mail attendance certificate and $50 fee (check made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia) to:

Cindy Davis
600 E. Main Street, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23219
For problems with the Knowledge Center  or questions regarding the Manufactured Housing Installers Program please contact the State Building Code Office at (804) 371-7150