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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 Monday, October 2, 2017

COLLEGE ROUND UP: DCC Garden Project Consolidates Study Disciplines, Feeds Community

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DCC Garden Project Consolidates Study Disciplines, Feeds Community Submitted by Bobby Allen Roach, Public Relations & Marketing Specialist, Danville Community College   CAPTION: Danville Community College Assistant Professor of Biology Christopher Pantazis and his BIO 256: Genetics class pose with their vegetable yields from the campus garden on the second day of classes this semester. […]

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Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017

Diversity Spotlight: VCCS Diversity Conference Proposals

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

VCCS Diversity Conference Submitted by Kate Haselhorst, Diversity Officer, VCCS Last October, all 23 colleges participated in the inaugural Diversity, Inclusion and Student Success Conference. The overarching feedback was positive, and we have received many inquiries since regarding when our next conference will take place. Although we do not have an exact date as of […]

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Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017

STATE BOARD MEETING RECAP

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

On September 21, 2017, the State Board gathered for its second meeting of the new fiscal year. Highlights of the meeting include: JLARC Report: The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) issued its final report on the VCCS on September 11. The report confirmed that our community colleges are the most affordable higher education […]

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Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017

What You Always Wanted to Know About Dual Enrollment But Were Afraid to Ask

Posted By Laura Osberger | 1 comment.

What You Always Wanted to Know About Dual Enrollment But Were Afraid to Ask   CAPTION: This directional sign shows that high school and college classes can be accomplished at the same time! More than 40,000 high school students were dual enrolled in Virginia’s Community Colleges during the 2016-17 Academic Year (AY). Dual Enrollment (DE) […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Take 5 with VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois on the recent JLARC Report

Posted By Jeffrey Kraus | 0 comments.

The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission – more commonly referred to by its acronym, JLARC – spent more than a year studying the operations of Virginia’s Community Colleges. JLARC’s staff just recently concluded its work with a final report that was accepted by the commission during its regular September meeting. We recently sat down […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

New Outreach Campaign Aims to Help Virginians FastForward Their Lives and Careers

Posted By Jeffrey Kraus | 0 comments.

Virginia’s Community Colleges are poised to launch a new outreach campaign designed to attract people to short-term training programs that will prepare them for high-demand career opportunities. In March 2016, the Workforce Credential Grant program (WCG) was established when Governor Terry McAuliffe signed a broadly bipartisan measure into law that positioned Virginia to establish a […]

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Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017

PVCC selected to participate in prestigious MentorLinks program to support cybersecurity training development

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Piedmont Virginia Community College has been selected by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to participate in the MentorLinks: Advancing Technological Education (ATE) program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The MentorLinks initiative pairs experienced community college mentors with experience in planning and implementing advanced technology programs with colleges seeking support to build, […]

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