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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 Thursday, April 23, 2015

2015 PTK All-Virginia Academic Team Celebrated

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Nearly 70 students from Virginia’s Community Colleges were honored Wednesday for their commitment to academic excellence and public service. In his welcoming remarks, VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois told the students the grades they’ve earned are real. “But your commitment to public service is what makes you a leader.” After receiving a rousing pep talk from […]

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Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

An Apprentice Profile: Sarah Canclini

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For Sarah Canclini going into the BAE Systems Registered Apprenticeship program should have been a type of homecoming. She joined the Navy straight out of high school but her experience was limited to working on ships’ decks. “I never went into the engine room the entire time I was a sailor!” she laughs. Sarah first […]

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Posted on Friday, April 3, 2015

Jill Biden energizes 1,000 or so colleagues at New Horizons 2015

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

The 2015 New Horizons conference for faculty members across Virginia’s Community Colleges began with a flurry this week when a Northern Virginia Community College faculty member arrived as the keynote speaker.  Not just any faculty member, but Dr. Jill Biden, a full-time career community college educator – and wife to Vice President Joe Biden. When […]

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Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Workforce Credentials Will Be the Ticket Out of Poverty for Many Virginians

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Virginia is in a position to have a profound impact on job skills training for The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training (SNAP E&T) recipients thanks to a recent $22.4 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is the recipient of the grant, working alongside key […]

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Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Germanna’s Free Massive Open Online Courses Aim to “Skill Up” Virginians

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By Michael Zitz, Director of Media & Community Relations, Germanna Community College Germanna Community College’s Center for Workforce & Community Education has launched the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) created by a Virginia community college. It makes training in skills necessary to start up and run a small business available free of cost and […]

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Posted on Monday, March 23, 2015

Take Five with Fred Nichols: Former PVCC Art Instructor will be Featured Artist at New Horizons April Conference

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Fred Nichols, who began his career at Piedmont Virginia Community College back in 1973, has won numerous awards including a purchase award at the International Triennale of Print in Osaka, Japan. His work was twice exhibited at the “International Biennale of Contemporary Art,” in Florence, Italy. In 2005, he participated in the international exhibition, “Renaissance,” at […]

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Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Eastern Shore Brothers Discover Pathways to Lifelong Careers  

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The old saying that good things usually come in threes frequently applies but, in the case of the Hernandez brothers, the good thing actually came in  twos. Chris and Alex Hernandez participated in the Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC) Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth program while  students at Arcadia High School, with the goal of […]

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