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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, September 18, 2018

TCC honored for veterans workforce training in natural gas industry

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Tidewater Community College representatives will travel to Abingdon in October to be honored for TCC’s workforce development initiative that prepares military veterans for employment in the natural gas industry. The expansion of pipeline infrastructure replacement programs across the state requires gas companies and their contractors to hire skilled labor to advance pipeline modernization efforts. Taught […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

PHCC and TNCC suffer tragic loss

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The new school year has brought heartbreaking news on two VCCS campuses with the loss of beloved basketball coaches in automobile accidents. Patrick Henry Community College coach Kenny Wade died in an accident September 5th in Franklin County. Wade was 45. PHCC and the PHCC foundation have set up a memorial scholarship to honor coach […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Some good news for working Virginians

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

The following op-ed column appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Sunday, September 2, 2018. To see the published article, click here. By Glenn DuBois and Barry DuVal This Labor Day weekend, we honor the American worker, and specifically the Virginians who contribute to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our commonwealth. Our purpose here is […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Majority of Virginians See Community Colleges, Public Universities as Worth the Cost

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A majority of Virginians see two-year community colleges and four-year public universities as worth the cost, according to a new statewide poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. The poll found 80 percent agreed strongly or somewhat that community colleges are worth the cost, while 66 […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Virginia’s Community Colleges begin yearlong transition to new learning management system

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In a major initiative to improve student success and provide students and faculty with resilient and flexible tools to teach, learn and communicate, Virginia’s Community Colleges will begin transitioning to a new learning management system (LMS) in the current academic year. Canvas, created by Instructure, is used by more than 3,000 universities, school districts, and […]

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Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2018

LFCC to the Ivy League

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Lord Fairfax Community College is enjoying a moment of pride as one of its former students transfers this fall to Columbia University and participates in a prestigious fellowship for students with military service. Matthew Baroncelli’s path has carried him from Woodstock, Virginia to the U.S. Marines, where he served in Southeast Asia and joined in […]

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Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Deadline looms as PVCC seeks online support to win grant

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Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Great Expectations program has been selected as a top 200 finalist in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant program. The top 40 causes will be selected by public vote for a chance to receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm. Great Expectations at PVCC is part of a statewide initiative that […]

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