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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, October 22, 2014

Eastern Shore Community College Prepares for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

While Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are a hot topic in the national news, Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC) is busy planning for the workforce development need that this emerging industry will likely bring to their local economy.  The FAA selected six congressionally-mandated test sites on December 30, 2013. One of these sites is the Virginia […]

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Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014

Statewide Events – Elevate Virginia Workforce Month

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Governor McAuliffe proclaimed October as Elevate Virginia Workforce Month and launched the new brand for workforce development in the state of Virginia. In addition, the Governor also proclaimed October to be TechTober. Numerous events throughout the month of October celebrate growing Virginia businesses, getting our veterans back to work and building a robust technical workforce. […]

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Posted on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Workforce Professionals Build the Future of Virginia Together

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Workforce professionals from across the state of Virginia gathered in Hampton, Virginia last week for a conference dedicated to professional development and sharing strategies for helping Virginians with job training and employment services.  “You cannot do economic development without having sufficient supplies of talent with the right credentials and competencies,” Maurice Jones, secretary of commerce […]

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Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2014

WIOA: The Road Ahead

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

President Barack Obama signed The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Congress passed […]

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Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

It’s Game On for the Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative

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The Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative (RVHI) is an exciting new pilot program from the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education and the VCCS to raise the educational attainment rates of those living in rural parts of Virginia and better prepare them for the jobs of the future. Seven of Virginia’s Community Colleges are taking part […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Take Five: SVCC’s New President Dr. Al Roberts Hits the Ground Running

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Dr. Alfred A. Roberts was tapped to succeed Dr. John Cavan as president of Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) in early August. Formerly the provost of the college’s Christanna Campus in Alberta, Roberts says he’s humbled by his appointment and promises to enhance SVCC’s reputation as a world class, 21st century community college. 1. You have spent a sizable portion of your […]

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Posted on Monday, September 8, 2014

Wizard takes home Governor’s Technology Award

Posted By Susan Hayden | 1 comment.

Virginia’s Community Colleges were winners in the Governor’s Technology Awards presentation, held at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) in Richmond on Sept. 3, 2014. The VCCS received the Innovative Use of Technology in Education award for the Wizard mobile app. The Wizard app was developed as a native app available for both iOS […]

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