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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, January 8, 2019

Taking on Virginia’s Transfer Challenge: A View from NOVA by Scott Ralls and Charles Errico

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In Virginia’s community colleges (VCCS), highly qualified professors, noted for their teaching excellence, share classrooms with a relatively small number of students. System-wide, our average class size is 16 students. The Commonwealth’s senior universities are superb, but many students lose their way in classes taught in large auditoriums with teaching and research assistants performing much […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 8, 2019

PVCC program that helps job-seekers receives major boost from matching grant.

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Virginia philanthropist Dorothy Batten is making a $1.35 million dollar commitment over the next three years to Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Network2Work program. Network2Work is a community network that connects job seekers to the skills and resources they need to become valued employees, and helps employers find the quality employees they need for their companies. […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 8, 2019

New Year brings new technology to help Virginia Community College serve its sprawling territory

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In the coming months, Southside Virginia Community College will purchase and install audio-visual equipment in virtually all of its classrooms, enabling the college to beam interactive classes to satellite locations and offer more online learning opportunities. The improved access is critical to SVCC, which operates in a sprawling 4,200 square mile service area, the largest […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tidewater Community College dedicates new facility for workforce training

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Tidewater Community College president Gregory DeCinque calls TCC’s Skilled Trades Academy “a game changer” for eastern Virginia. The new 20,000-square-foot facility is one of the largest run by a community college on the East Coast and the only one of its kind in Virginia. It provides short-term workforce training for in-demand construction and maritime trades. […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

TNCC does good works in a short time span. One-day clothes closet provided warm clothing for dozens of students.

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It started with pressure from a faculty member’s spouse who wanted to clear out some closet space at home. And when all was said and done, Thomas Nelson Community College had gathered enough warm clothing to donate to 64 people in need…and have enough leftover clothes to take to the local Goodwill. TNCC’s Care Team […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Veteran Community College Leader Named Interim President of Danville Community College

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The New Year will mark the return of a familiar face Danville Community College. Betty Jo Foster will assume duties as interim president while the VCCS conducts a national search to find a permanent replacement for Dr. Bruce Scism, who is retiring after five years at the helm of DCC. “We’re incredibly fortunate to be […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

$100,000 grant from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation will boost student food pantries and start new food stations at VCCS Rural Horseshoe colleges.

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The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to supplement local efforts to alleviate student hunger at 14 community colleges that serve Virginia’s “Rural Horseshoe.” “Eastern Virginia localities along the Interstate 95 and 64 corridors have enjoyed growth and prosperity in recent decades,” said Dorcas Helfant-Browning, chair of the Virginia […]

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