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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, August 21, 2018

State report on tuition hikes spotlights college affordability

Posted By Jim Babb | 1 comment.

The high cost of higher education comes into sharp focus in a new report from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). Each August, SCHEV analyzes tuition and mandatory fees at Virginia’s state-supported colleges and universities.  The latest report shows that in the academic year that is just beginning, students and families will […]

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Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Five Virginia Community Colleges make national honor roll for workplace appeal

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Congratulations are in order for five Virginia community colleges who have been recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education for their quality of life and workplace. The Chronicle’s 2018 “Great Places to Work For” list spotlighted Blue Ridge Community College, Central Virginia Community College, John Tyler Community College, Lord Fairfax Community College, and Rappahannock Community […]

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Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Fellows Gathering 2018: Nothing Succeeds Like Success

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

About three dozen community college students from all corners of the state traveled to Richmond last month to learn more about the prestigious scholarships they had recently received and meet some of the people who had made those scholarships possible. Members of the 8th class of Valley Proteins Fellows were joined by their peers from […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

New Policy Aims to Maintain Efficiencies, Effectiveness and Accessibility

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The Virginia State Board for Community Colleges recently approved a new policy that allows Virginia’s Community Colleges to address the issue of institutional sustainability. The “Policy to Maintain Accessibility, Effectiveness, and Efficiency with the VCCS” is a response to last fall’s JLARC report, which recommended the need for such a measure. The VCCS created the […]

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Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2018

Putting a human face on FastForward’s Success

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Ed Breeden, the Virginian recognized by Virginia’s Community Colleges as the recipient of the 10,000th workforce credential generated through its ground-breaking FastForward job training program, is a fitting example of why the program was created. Thanks to his training and new industry recognized certification, Breeden is leaving behind the life of laborer in a scrap […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Did You Know?

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

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

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

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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