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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, January 10, 2018

INITIATIVE UPDATE: 2018 Legislative Priorities & Perspectives

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

2018 Legislative Priorities & Perspectives The opening gavel fell yesterday for the 2018 session of the Virginia General Assembly. The session will be different from those of recent years as the majority of the House of Delegates members have four or fewer years of government experience, and a new governor and lieutenant governor will be […]

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Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

COLLEGE ROUND UP: PVCC biology class creates protein molecules using 3D printer

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PVCC biology class creates protein molecules using 3D printer Submitted by Leigh-Anne Lawrence, director, marketing and media relations, Piedmont Virginia Community College Students in PVCC’s BIO 106 class recently partnered with faculty in the Electronics and Computer Technology Program to create three-dimensional molecular models of several pigment-related proteins using PVCC’s 3D printer. “Molecules like DNA […]

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Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

COLLEGE ROUND UP: BRCC Nursing: “Where Art and Science Meet”

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BRCC Nursing: “Where Art and Science Meet” Submitted by Cathy Sliwoski, PR assistant, Blue Ridge Community College Blue Ridge Community College graduate Emily Starks received an Emerging Nurse Leader award from the West Virginia Future of Nursing Action Coalition as part of their inaugural 40 under 40 leadership campaign. The award recognized nurses who are […]

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Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Initiative Update: 2018 Legislative Priorities & Perspectives

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

2018 Legislative Priorities & Perspectives The opening gavel falls today for the 2018 session of the Virginia General Assembly. The session will be different from those of recent years as the majority of the House of Delegates members have four or fewer years of government experience, and a new governor and lieutenant governor will be […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

PDCCC graduate transitions from high school to Huntington Ingalls in few months: Franklin man first in family to enter the trades sector

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Tyrick Erquhart wouldn’t trade his experience for anything else. In four weeks and with no prior exposure, he successfully learned to lay the perfect bead. “I would tell anyone to stick with it,” the 18-year-old advised about the Fast Track Welding Program at Paul D. Camp Community College. “It starts off hard, but you can’t […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Virginia Governor Attends SVCC Power Line Graduation

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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was tapped as the honorary 100th graduate of the Southside Virginia Community College Power Line Worker Training School on November 21, 2017. He joined the 24 other graduates completing the sixth class held since opening of the program in March of 2016. SVCC’s Power Line Worker Training Program is a direct […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Fourth Industrial Revolution challenges Virginia’s Community Colleges

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

With a distinguished career in education and career readiness, VCCS Research Specialist Yvonne Thayer, EdD knows the American workplace will be transformed in the coming years by automation and Artificial Intelligence, and says it will be up to institutions of higher education, including Virginia’s Community Colleges, to provide lifelong learning opportunities to help people keep […]

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