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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 Friday, March 11, 2016

New Horizons Conference Will Feature First Master Class

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Preceding next month’s New Horizons conference will be a three-hour workshop entitled A Master Class on Cooperative Learning for Student Success. Dr. Greg Hodges, vice president of Institutional Advancement, Effectiveness and Campus Life at Patrick Henry Community College, will lead this highly interactive 3-hour atelier that’s designed to educate, inspire, and rejuvenate community college educators. Hodges says PHCC has been instrumental in […]

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Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2016

Chancellor Responds After Governor Signs Workforce Credentials Plan into Law

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

Dear colleagues and friends: Today was an historic day for Virginia’s Community Colleges. The Commonwealth of Virginia will soon invest in high-demand workforce credentials just like it has been investing in our degree programs for the past 50 years. This moment is transformative for individual students seeking another path to success; for businesses that cannot […]

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Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Prince William SkillSource Center Wins NASWA William J Harris Award

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

The One-Stop partnership in the Prince William SkillSource Center (PW SSC) won the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) William J Harris Award. The William J. Harris Award was established to recognize excellence in the field of equal opportunity (EO). The PW SCC partners worked together to develop innovative programs in the workforce center.  […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 10

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Budget Conferees Are At Work On February 25, 2016, the House and Senate passed their respective budgets for the 2016-18 biennium (HB 30 and SB 30). The budgets then crossed over to the opposite house, where they were rejected and a conference committee was formed to reconcile the differences between the two sides.  Senate budget […]

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Posted on Monday, March 7, 2016

Time is Running Out to Register for the 2016 New Horizons Conference

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

The clock is ticking. Only a handful of days remain before registration for the 2016 New Horizons Conference comes to a close. The event, which will take place April 13-15 at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, rises to a whole new level this year with over 100 sessions on trending educational and disciplinary advancements, teaching and learning […]

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Posted on Thursday, March 3, 2016

Power Line Worker Training School Officially Opens in Rural Southside Virginia

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

The Super Tuesday primary wasn’t the only thing making news on March 1st. Virginia’s Community Colleges began their 50th anniversary year, and most importantly, it was the official opening of the Power Line Worker Training School at Fort Pickett, VA. For a lot of folks in rural Southside Virginia and the Blackstone area in particular, the […]

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Posted on Friday, February 26, 2016

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 9

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Budget News is Favorable for the VCCS Budgets unveiled on Feb. 21 from the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee are very favorable for the VCCS.  Both sides included new funding for access, student completion and success, and continued support for increased financial aid and significant startup funding for our workforce credentials priority […]

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