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A blog dedicated to the latest news and information about Virginia’s Community Colleges. We have a stable of great contributors who will offer legislative updates, workforce updates, and an inside look at Virginia’s Community Colleges and the work we do.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Grant Helps Mom Transition from Food Stamps to Career in Matter of Months

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Christine Hadley was on food stamps for five years when the youngest of her four children started school. She decided it was the right time to go back to work and was thrilled to learn she could take advantage of the SNAP E&T project at Thomas Nelson Community College to obtain new skills to enter […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

WORKFORCE NEWS: Dominion Invests Training Workers for Emerging Solar/Renewables Industries

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WORKFORCE NEWS: Dominion Invests Training Workers for Emerging Solar/Renewables Industries The creation and expansion of training programs for those seeking careers in renewable energy is now possible at seven VCCS colleges, thanks to a recent $150,000 grant from The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Virginia Power. The grant money will fund new energy […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

COLLEGE FOUNDATION SPOTLIGHT: BRCC Campaign Exceeds $8 million Goal

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COLLEGE FOUNDATION SPOTLIGHT: BRCC Campaign Exceeds $8 million Goal Submitted by Bridget Baylor, director of college communications, Blue Ridge Community College   The “Student Focus. Community Impact” Campaign for Blue Ridge Community College exceeded its ambitious $8 million goal. Raising a total of $8,552,376 in gifts and pledges, including planned gifts, the campaign is the […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: CVCC Prepares for the Worst

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COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: CVCC Prepares for the Worst Submitted by Ken Bunch, PR & marketing specialist, Central Virginia Community College   On March 8, Central Virginia Community College, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and other regional public safety partners, conducted a functional emergency preparedness exercise at its location in Lynchburg. This live event […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: Shared Service Center Rolls Out Two New Processes

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INITIATIVE UPDATE: Shared Service Center Rolls Out Two New Processes Procure-to-Pay Big things are happening at the Shared Services Center. The first is the transition of the end-to-end procure-to-pay function (from procurement through payment) from the colleges and System Office to the Shared Services Center (SSC) to realize economies of scale, efficiencies, and buying power. […]

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Posted on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Middle College CNA Program Changes Lives and Creates Path to RN

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Last week’s Workforce Wednesday blog post Middle College – Charting a Course for a Promising Future introduced us to the important work happening to help adults complete their GED and pursue a college education. This week we caught up with Jammie Robinson and Jeffrey Bushnell, both currently enrolled in Reynolds Community College’s Middle College Certified […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: John Tyler Community College to Launch Degree Program with Zero Textbook Fees

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COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: John Tyler Community College to Launch Degree Program with Zero Textbook Fees Submitted by Holly Walker, public relations manager, John Tyler Community College Beginning with the fall 2017 semester, John Tyler Community College is piloting a program in which students can earn an associate degree in General Studies without having to pay for […]

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