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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, November 29, 2017

COLLEGE ROUND UP: NOVA and Old Dominion University sign guaranteed transfer partnership agreement, formalize 2+2 pathway program for cybersecurity

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NOVA and Old Dominion University sign guaranteed transfer partnership agreement, formalize 2+2 pathway program for cybersecurity Submitted by NOVA Media Relations; photo by NOVA Graphics  CAPTION: ODU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Augustine “Austin” Agho and NOVA President Scott Ralls and sign a guaranteed transfer partnership agreement on Nov. 9. NOVA President Scott […]

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Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

STATE BOARD RECAP

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On November 16, 2017, the State Board gathered for its third meeting of the fiscal year. Highlights of the meeting included: Credits2Careers Veterans Web Portal: Dr. Van Wilson, assistant vice chancellor for academic and student services unveiled the new C2C web portal that makes it easier for veterans and military students to earn academic credit […]

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Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: Shared Services Center News

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Since opening nearly 18 months ago, the Shared Services Center (SSC) has changed the way Virginia’s Community Colleges do business. With the modernization of back-end functions like travel and expenses, procure-to-pay, and time labor & absence management (TLAM), the VCCS has been able to focus efforts on realizing our mission of putting students first.To To […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

COLLEGE ROUND UP: CVCC Named VMA 2017 Workforce Partner of the Year

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CVCC Named VMA 2017 Workforce Partner of the Year Submitted by Vanessa Rastberger, Workforce Solutions Director, Manufacturing Skills Institute, and Ken Bunch, PR/Marketing Coordinator, Central Virginia Community College The Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) selected Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) as the recipient of the 2017 Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) Workforce Partner of the Year for […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

COLLEGE ROUND UP: PHCC Opens Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Complex

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PHCC Opens Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Complex Submitted by Amanda Broome, Communications Specialist and Social Media Manager, Patrick Henry Community College After 10 years of planning and fundraising, Patrick Henry Community College cut the ribbon on its new 53,000 square foot facility designed to train future leaders in advanced manufacturing and applied engineering. By combining $5.8 […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: New Online Tool Will Help More Service Members Earn More Credit for Prior Learning

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New Online Tool Will Help More Service Members Earn More Credit for Prior Learning CAPTION: The Veterans Day event began with the Presentation of Colors performed by Marine Corps Color Guard, Bravo Company, 3rd Platoon, Fort Lee, Virginia. Veterans and military students now have an easier time earning credit for prior learning thanks to a […]

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Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

COLLEGE ROUND UP: Z-Degree adds up to $1 million in savings plus student retention and better grades at TCC

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Z-Degree adds up to $1 million in savings plus student retention and better grades at TCC Submitted by Marian Anderfuren, associate vice president for communications, Tidewater Community College Tidewater Community College was the first college in the nation to offer a textbook-free Z-Degree. CAPTION: Students enrolled in courses using open educational resources (OER) are saving […]

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