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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, August 22, 2017

FACULTY PERSPECTIVE: Charlottesville

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FACULTY PERSPECTIVE: Charlottesville An Interview with Dr. Charles Errico We are still trying to make sense of the fatal and violent demonstrations that occurred in Charlottesville more than a week after the fact. We are also trying to understand what it means for our commonwealth, and our country, moving forward. To that end we reached […]

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Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: A Change in Direction for Nursing

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A Change in Direction for Nursing Submitted by Craig Butterworth, PR coordinator, Virginia Community College System The nursing curriculum at Virginia’s Community Colleges is undergoing a transformation. The pursuit of an associate of applied science in nursing degree has historically been grounded in classwork that focused on the disease process, recognizing symptoms and attending treatment […]

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Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

COLLEGE ROUND UP: Play Me Some Mountain Music!

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Play Me Some Mountain Music! Submitted by Amy Greear, community relations coordinator, Mountain Empire Community College CAPTION: Students of all ages and abilities learned to play traditional old-time tunes at MECC’s Mountain Music School.   The last week of July, Mountain Empire Community College (MECC) held its 13th annual Mountain Music School (MMS), a weeklong […]

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Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

COLLEGE ROUND UP: CVCC Awarded Nuclear Grant

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CVCC Awarded Nuclear Grant Submitted by Ken Bunch, PR and marketing specialist Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) has been awarded a $150,000 Trade School and Community College Scholarship Grant by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The primary objective of this NRC grant is to support scholarships for CVCC students who are studying machining, welding […]

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Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

STUDENT SUCCESS! Where Business Turns To Education, This Student Finds Her Calling

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Where Business Turns To Education, This Student Finds Her Calling Submitted by Joyce Taylor, PR specialist, New River Community College  CAPTION: Serena Moore’s dream of opening a day care center is closer to reality thanks to her degree from New River Community College. When her 18-year career in the banking industry was cut short due […]

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Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: Upskilling Virginia’s Early Childhood Workforce

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Upskilling Virginia’s Early Childhood Workforce Submitted by Craig Butterworth, PR coordinator, VCCS It’s a veritable oasis in a childcare desert. That’s how one might describe the Davenport Institute for Early Childhood Development. The Institute, in partnership with four of Virginia’s “Rural Horseshoe” Community Colleges (Danville, New River, Patrick Henry and Virginia Western), has embarked on […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

STATE BOARD MEETING RECAP

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On July 20, 2017, the State Board gathered for its first meeting of the new fiscal year. Highlights of the meeting include: 1. Chancellor’s Objectives for the Complete 2021 Goal: Second Biennium– AY2018 and AY2019 : In order to meet the VCCS Complete 2021 Goal of tripling the number of credentials awarded annually by 2021, the […]

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