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  • They come from various backgrounds and ethnicities; a veritable rainbow of color and ambition. And now that they’ve aged out of foster care, they’re looking to make their own way.But, aging out of foster care is like stepping off a cliff – one day, your basic needs are covered and the next, you’re on...
  • Launched in the summer of 2015, Mountain Empire Community College's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program has opened up new frontiers in rural southwest Virginia, a region hit hard by the decline of big coal. Through the program, students are learning how to maintain, design, fabricate, and fly drones. MECC has positioned itself at the forefront of...
  • Submitted by Cathy Sliwoski, BRCC PR Specialist Thanks to several grants available at Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC), Don Conner (pictured above) got his hands on a new career in welding. After 23 years in truck driving, the 51-year-old was ready for a change of pace.“Raymond, my...

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