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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, February 25, 2015

Take Five: Vice Chancellor for Workforce Development Craig Herndon

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

1. What makes you get out of bed each morning? I work on a team that gets a great deal of satisfaction from doing meaningful work. I don’t think we’re alone in feeling that way. To that end, Virginia’s Community Colleges offer the critical ingredient – workforce development services – that helps other find meaningful […]

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Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015

VFCCE Honors Dr. George Vaughan at Surprise Reception

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

  Ellis Island imagery was everywhere when Virginia’s Community Colleges and the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education surprised Dr. George B. Vaughan with a Leadership Fund in his honor on Friday Feb. 20. “Let us think for a moment of the community college as a port of entry – the Ellis Island – for […]

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Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 6

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Budget conferees named; McAuliffe announces revenue increase This week, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the revised revenue forecast predicts an additional $136 million that may be incorporated into the spending plans for the General Assembly’s budget for the remainder of the biennium.  This amount comes on top of $338 million in additional revenue that the […]

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Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015

Grateful for Opportunity, GCC Student is Eager to Reciprocate

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Robert Lewis is one goal-driven individual. “I always feel like you have to have a vision for yourself. Part of having a vision is setting goals – having an outcome.” The 28-year old Lewis who’s from Fredericksburg, VA is wrapping up his final semester at Germanna Community College (GCC). Once he graduates, he plans to […]

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Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015

PVCC Student From the Other Side of the World has Ambitious Plans for the Future

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

One of these days, “Jason” Hee-yun Joo hopes to be making the big decisions – not for himself necessarily but for a company with a very large footprint. He’s planning to earn his stripes in business administration and eventually become the CEO of a global enterprise. If that doesn’t pan out, working as an economist […]

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Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 5

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Budget Status The budgets released by the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee on Sunday have passed the House of Delegates and Senate, respectively.  The House budget has been referred to the Senate Finance Committee, and the Senate budget has been referred to the House Appropriations Committee.  Traditionally, each house will reject the […]

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Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Community Colleges Team Up to Offer High Demand Forklift Training Across Virginia

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

With an eye toward collaboration on future forklift operator training, workforce leaders from Blue Ridge Community College, Central Virginia Community College, Dabney S. Lancaster  Community College, Southside Virginia Community College, and Virginia’s Community Colleges gathered last month at Paul D. Camp Community College (PDCCC) for the chance to learn about this high-demand profession and training. Forklift operators […]

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