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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 Tuesday, November 14, 2017

COLLEGE ROUND UP: CVCC Named VMA 2017 Workforce Partner of the Year

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CVCC Named VMA 2017 Workforce Partner of the Year Submitted by Vanessa Rastberger, Workforce Solutions Director, Manufacturing Skills Institute, and Ken Bunch, PR/Marketing Coordinator, Central Virginia Community College The Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) selected Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) as the recipient of the 2017 Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) Workforce Partner of the Year for […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

COLLEGE ROUND UP: PHCC Opens Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Complex

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PHCC Opens Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Complex Submitted by Amanda Broome, Communications Specialist and Social Media Manager, Patrick Henry Community College After 10 years of planning and fundraising, Patrick Henry Community College cut the ribbon on its new 53,000 square foot facility designed to train future leaders in advanced manufacturing and applied engineering. By combining $5.8 […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: New Online Tool Will Help More Service Members Earn More Credit for Prior Learning

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New Online Tool Will Help More Service Members Earn More Credit for Prior Learning CAPTION: The Veterans Day event began with the Presentation of Colors performed by Marine Corps Color Guard, Bravo Company, 3rd Platoon, Fort Lee, Virginia. Veterans and military students now have an easier time earning credit for prior learning thanks to a […]

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Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

COLLEGE ROUND UP: Z-Degree adds up to $1 million in savings plus student retention and better grades at TCC

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Z-Degree adds up to $1 million in savings plus student retention and better grades at TCC Submitted by Marian Anderfuren, associate vice president for communications, Tidewater Community College Tidewater Community College was the first college in the nation to offer a textbook-free Z-Degree. CAPTION: Students enrolled in courses using open educational resources (OER) are saving […]

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Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

COLLEGE ROUND UP: DSLCC Grad Now Working for College’s Workforce Solutions Division

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DSLCC Grad Now Working for College’s Workforce Solutions Division Submitted by Rachael G. Thompson, director of Institutional Advancement and executive director, Educational Foundation, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College David Shofstahl’s dream of laying bricks and working construction while at the same time helping to develop similar skills in other people has come full circle.   […]

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Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: Chancellor’s Retreat Challenges Community College Leaders to “Do the Impossible”

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Chancellor’s Retreat Challenges Community College Leaders to “Do the Impossible” Hundreds of community college leaders throughout Virginia are being challenged to think big thoughts, ask tough questions, and help their institutions find ways to attract more students and ensure more of them complete a credential. CAPTION: Chancellor DuBois discussed the findings of the JLARC report […]

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Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017

COLLEGE ROUND UP: Achievement of JTCC Alum Celebrated at Rolls-Royce Crosspointe

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Achievement of JTCC Alum Celebrated at Rolls-Royce Crosspointe Submitted by Holly Walker, PR Manager, John Tyler Community College CAPTION: JTCC alum put his degree and apprenticeship skills to work for Rolls-Royce’s plant in Prince George County. Rolls-Royce Crosspointe in Prince George County is celebrating a first thanks to Jonathan Donner. Donner, who is both a […]

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