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Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Virginia Financial Success Network: Building Careers, Growing Credit, Decreasing Debt

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Reducing poverty and increasing postsecondary attainment is the focus of an important study launching this fall in the Commonwealth. This study, the Virginia Financial Success Network, will aim to help families build self-sufficiency, stabilize finances and move ahead. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded $12 million to the Virginia Community College System through the Workforce […]

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Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Community College Provides Pathway to Engineering

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Jayla with her Instructor Vincent Brown, Assistant Professor of Technology at SVCC.    Asked how she felt about being a female engineering student, Jayla Seward of Brunswick County said she does not think about it much. Women have come a long way and occupations that were once male dominated are no longer that way; and […]

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Posted on Friday, November 6, 2015

First-Year VCCS Instructors Rally in Richmond

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

“The future of our students is totally dependent on the quality of the faculty placed before them.” – Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, keynote  First-year VCCS faculty members from around the state descended on Richmond recently for this year’s New Faculty Seminar – two days of no holds barred, intense professional development. Their ultimate objective? To become more […]

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Posted on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Welding and Machining Programs at Blue Ridge Community College Help Fill Local High Demand Career Fields

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

The welding and machining programs at Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) have only been in existence two years, yet their success is already being recognized throughout the community college system. To date, the program has provided classes to 278 students, of which 54 have obtained welding certifications. This work aligns with Virginia’s Community Colleges new […]

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Posted on Monday, October 19, 2015

Leaders Flourish at this Year’s Academy

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” — General George Patton For four consecutive days, the downstairs conference room at Virginia Community Colleges’ headquarters was bustling with activity. Faculty, administrators and staff members from all 23 of Virginia’s Community Colleges had come to […]

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Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Thomas Nelson Community College Educating Cyber Security Workforce

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Thomas Nelson’s Stephen Foster, Cyber Security Program Manager, William “Bud” Barnett, Director of Professional & Continuing Education, and Dr. Deborah George Wright, Vice President of Workforce Development; joined Col. Bradley Pyburn, United States Air Force, Senior Cyberspace Leader, Air Combat Command and Thomas Nelson President John T. Dever.    News of cyber-attacks are all too frequent these days, […]

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Posted on Monday, September 28, 2015

Virginia’s Community Colleges and VMA Team Up to Create New Generation of Manufacturing Professionals in Rural Virginia

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The future of Virginia’s manufacturing community is critical to the viability of the commonwealth, with 6,000 manufacturers employing more than 200,000 people and contributing $34 billion to the state’s gross national product. A two-year Tobacco Commission grant is paving the way for the Virginia Manufacturing Association (VMA) and the Virginia Community College System to ensure […]

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