A Six Year Strategic Plan for Virginia’s Community Colleges
Virginia’s community colleges serve an estimated 400,000 people across the state. The opportunities we provide include some of the most cutting-edge and highly-demanded training and education available.
But, simply accessing those opportunities is no longer enough. You have to earn a credential to make it count toward a career.
Over the next ten years, Virginia will need to fill 1.5 million jobs. The majority of these jobs will require a postsecondary credential – an associate’s degree and the certifications and licensures that are our bread-and-butter.
To accommodate the demand for these middle-skill-level jobs (more than a high school degree but less than a bachelor’s), Virginia’s Community Colleges are embarking on a new six-year strategic plan to triple the number of credentials that our students earn by the year 2021.
Tripling the number of credentials that our students earn is the single goal in this strategic plan. The Chancellor’s objectives for the 2016-2017 biennium for achieving this goal fall into the five broad categories below.