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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 10, 2018

Did You Know?

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Virginia’s Community Colleges have been recognized for their online outreach to military veterans, and to people seeking to jump-start their careers. The Public Relations Society of Richmond, representing communications professionals from across the state, awarded honors during its springtime banquet in Richmond.   PRSA Richmond presented its Award of Excellence to the Credits2Careers web portal, […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Virginia’s Community Colleges fight hunger on campus

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Across the state, enlisting the help of students, faculty, staff and community volunteers, Virginia’s Community Colleges are stepping up to face the problem of student hunger. At least 15 of Virginia’s 23 community colleges operate student food pantries, or make grocery deliveries to hard-pressed families during exam periods. “The individual colleges took this on by […]

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Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2018

COLLEGE ROUND UP : Pearls of Wisdom – Part Two

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Excerpts from 2018 spring Commencement speeches at Virginia’s Community Colleges:     “Through my success in business and success in politics, none of that would have been possible if I had not I hadn’t been willing to try, but also to take the consequences of failure. …There is nothing wrong with failure, as long as […]

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Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2018

New VCCS Board Chairman will focus on enrollment, credential attainment

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Don “Robin” Sullenberger takes the gavel as VCCS State Board chair in July and brings a wealth of experience in economic development, education and local government. He succeeds Eleanor Saslaw as part of the board’s scheduled leadership succession. Sullenberger says he intends to focus on implementing steps to reverse several years of enrollment declines across […]

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Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2018

National recognition for FastForward

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The state’s innovative FastForward workforce training initiative at Virginia’s Community Colleges is garnering attention around the country. The story below was posted June 18 on the website of Jobs for the Future (JFF), a non-profit organization working in 25 states to transform the nation’s workforce development and education systems to help people find good jobs, […]

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Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Excerpts from 2018 Commencement speeches at Virginia’s Community Colleges:

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  “Whether you are young and just starting out, or just young at heart and reinventing yourself, change is rarely an easy thing to do. It takes courage, you have to dare greatly, to step out into new territory. But as Virginians we have always been explorers, revolutionaries, and innovators. I saw a great graphic […]

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Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

VCCS takes action on lower student enrollments

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Virginia’s Community Colleges are taking steps to address several years of declining student enrollments. In May, the VCCS Board accepted recommendations from a blue-ribbon task force that spent the past several months studying the issue. The panel developed recommendations aimed at reversing the trend. “We recognize enrollment declines are a threat to our ability to […]

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