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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, April 1, 2015

Workforce Credentials Will Be the Ticket Out of Poverty for Many Virginians

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Virginia is in a position to have a profound impact on job skills training for The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training (SNAP E&T) recipients thanks to a recent $22.4 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is the recipient of the grant, working alongside key […]

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Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Germanna’s Free Massive Open Online Courses Aim to “Skill Up” Virginians

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By Michael Zitz, Director of Media & Community Relations, Germanna Community College Germanna Community College’s Center for Workforce & Community Education has launched the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) created by a Virginia community college. It makes training in skills necessary to start up and run a small business available free of cost and […]

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Posted on Monday, March 23, 2015

Take Five with Fred Nichols: Former PVCC Art Instructor will be Featured Artist at New Horizons April Conference

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Fred Nichols, who began his career at Piedmont Virginia Community College back in 1973, has won numerous awards including a purchase award at the International Triennale of Print in Osaka, Japan. His work was twice exhibited at the “International Biennale of Contemporary Art,” in Florence, Italy. In 2005, he participated in the international exhibition, “Renaissance,” at […]

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Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Eastern Shore Brothers Discover Pathways to Lifelong Careers  

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The old saying that good things usually come in threes frequently applies but, in the case of the Hernandez brothers, the good thing actually came in  twos. Chris and Alex Hernandez participated in the Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC) Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth program while  students at Arcadia High School, with the goal of […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

TNCC Student is Achiever, Scholar, and Mother All Rolled into One

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 1 comment.

Jasmane Ormond is pretty stoked. She’s one of 15 students across the state who received a STEM Takes Flight scholarship from the Virginia Space Grant Consortium. Oh, and she’s been invited to join the PTK program at Thomas Nelson Community College and she’ll be listed in the upcoming edition of Who’s Who Among Students in […]

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Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Hitting the Reset Button Helped Light the Way Forward for Valley Protein Scholar

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

In 2006, Dan Peets graduated from college with a degree in radio broadcasting. He was living in California at the time and the Great Recession was just beginning to take hold. He realized that he’d have to do something else if he and his family were going to weather the storm. So, he started his […]

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Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 7

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Adjournment Should Happen Tomorrow; Budget Already Approved For the first time in recent memory, the General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn on time, with the budget adopted yesterday. Typically, the budget bill is not approved until the final day of the session, so this unprecedented early action is refreshing!  The budget news for the VCCS […]

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