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MCS Credentials Extended to January 31, 2022

Don't forget that Virginia Department of Transportation’s training section has again extended the date for those individuals whose credentials expired in 2019 and 2020,...

Did You Use Fast Forward Funds to Pay for Credentialing Classes?...

Several years ago, Governor McAuliffe signed a bill to provide funding for individuals seeking a professional credential. This program, known as Fast Forward, would...

Office hours concluded in April

Recognizing the inability to hold in-person VECAT classes in the Winter and Spring of 2021 due to COVID restrictions, VAA and GCC staff worked...

VECAT now offers students national specifications manuals

VDOT, like many other departments of transportation, create specifications explicit to their state. However, most start from the basis of an AASHTO or ASTM...

President’s Message: Looking out the windshield

Many years ago, I heard a talk by a presenter who compared a windshield's size to a rearview mirror's size. Stop and think about it...

Pandemic modifies VECAT 2021 to virtual classroom

January starts the VECAT credentialing season. In the past, VECAT instructors and proctors would have hosted four or more in-person classes for over 300...

VECAT adds office hours to student services

COVID-19 has changed the approach VECAT is using for the 2021 credentialling season. Typically, in-person classes would begin in mid-January and conclude in late...

VECAT Evolution 2021

Since March 2020, industries across the globe have had to change the way they do business. The Virginia Education Center for Asphalt Technology (VECAT), like...

VECAT update on VDOT Materials Certification

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions, VDOT is updating the Materials Certification guidelines to the following: If you have never held a...

VECAT season is coming to an end

As the changing leaves on the trees signal the end of summer, it also signals the VECAT training season's end. Since the start of...
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