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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, July 11, 2017

WCG Student Round Up: From Credential to Career in the Blink of an Eye

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

Kouri Tweedy, Central Virginia Community College  Going from two part-time jobs with no career path to three credentials and a full-time job in the healthcare field in months is an impressive feat. Meet Kouri Tweedy, a 24-year-old student at Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) who turned her life around thanks to the Virginia Community College […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

WCG Student Round Up: A Decorated Combat Veteran Reaps the Benefits of the Workforce Credentials Grant Program

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 1 comment.

Thirty seven-year old Nate Humphrey (a.k.a., “grandpa”) isn’t just strong, he’s physically imposing, too. And the expression on his face is one that could best be described as a standing invitation to “bring it.” It’s the kind of countenance a man wears after seven grueling combat deployments, including one each in Iraq and Afghanistan. Truth […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: New Grants Jump Start Workforce Training at Virginia’s Community Colleges

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

New Grants Jump Start Workforce Training at Virginia’s Community Colleges Thanks to the Commonwealth’s new emphasis on workforce training, Virginia’s Community Colleges nearly tripled the number of people who trained and were credentialed for high demand careers last year. To mark the first anniversary of Virginia’s New Economy Workforce Credential Grants program, Governor Terry McAuliffe, […]

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Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017

A Different Kind of Summer Camp for Girls

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Scores of middle school girls will be exercising their intellectual muscles this summer at Paul D. Camp and Patrick Henry Community Colleges. The two community colleges were selected along with three others in Iowa and Tennessee to take part in a pilot project designed to encourage girls from rural America to give STEM careers a […]

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Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

AWARDS & RECOGNITION: Dana Hamel Award Winners

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION VCCS leadership honors faculty members from Germanna and John Tyler Community Colleges for their outstanding contributions to statewide community college initiatives. Hard work, creativity and passion are driving the success of Virginia’s Community Colleges. As the VCCS faces state budget cuts, the contributions of our faculty, staff and external partners become even […]

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Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

College Round Up: WCC and VHCC

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

College Round Up A new powerline worker training program is giving students (and their career opportunities) a jolt at Wytheville Community College… And speaking of power, a powerful new partnership in the Bristol region leans on Virginia Highlands Community College to help produce more new nurses, who are desperately needed throughout the area. The First […]

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Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Connecting the Dots

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

Connecting the Dots It takes a village to help a student succeed. Increasingly that village includes both people and technology. Check out some of the biggest VCCS efforts underway to improve student success and see how they all fit together. During the recent 23-college Student Success Listening Tour, Chancellor DuBois reminded us that, while last […]

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