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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, April 3, 2018

State Board Recap 3.22.18

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On March 22, 2018, the State Board gathered at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg for its fifth meeting of the fiscal year. Highlights of the meeting included the following Action and Information items: Approved Action Items: 1.  Develop Policy for Community College Configuration. In response to a JLARC recommendation, the Chancellor was directed to develop […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

April is Community College Awareness Month. Help Us Spread the News!

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

Once again, Virginia’s Community Colleges are marking national Community College Awareness Month (CCAM) in April with a social media campaign designed to raise awareness of the benefits of attending one of our 23 community colleges. Aimed at high-school students and their parents, as well as adults looking for a career change or enhanced job skills, […]

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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018

Take Five with George Taratsas: Responding to the Needs of Tomorrow’s Workforce

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

1. Can you describe your role at VCCS, as well as your new role with the National Governors Association (NGA)? At the VCCS, I serve as the Administrator of the Federal Workforce Development programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I. Title I governs the federally funded workforce development system, including services […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Reynolds receives $100,000 Capital One grant to assist in aiding workforce opportunities

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by Steve Vehorn, assistant director of Public Relations, Reynolds Community College Reynolds Community College recently received a $100,000 grant from Capital One to bring more workforce opportunities, especially in culinary arts and hospitality, to Richmond’s East End. The grant will assist in relocating the college’s culinary arts program from the Downtown Campus to a new […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A Different Kind of Spring Break for VHCC Students

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by Anne Dunham, PR & marketing coordinator, Virginia Highlands Community College For Kathleen Quigley and Nick Kiser, a recent Spring Break trip to the Mississippi coast provided a long list of memory-making adventures. They rose before dawn to see a family of rare red-cockaded woodpeckers in their natural habitat, used a fishing net to dip […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Helping Virginians cope with the “gig economy”

Posted By Jim Babb | 1 comment.

A Richmond business consultant contends that Virginia’s Community Colleges are in a strategic position to help people thrive in a rapidly evolving economy that increasingly relies on skilled freelance workers. “Make no mistake, the gig economy is here to stay,” said Glen Jones, president of Main Street Management Group. Jones spoke during a winter meeting […]

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Posted on Friday, March 9, 2018

General Assembly Round Up: Week 9 (March 5-9, 2018)

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

General Assembly Round Up: Week 9 (March 5-9, 2018) Submitted by Ellen Davenport, assistant vice chancellor, governmental relations, VCCS  As you may know, the House of Delegates and the Senate have not agreed on a “caboose” bill budget for the current fiscal year (HB/SB 29), nor a biennial budget bill for the upcoming biennium (HB/SB 30). Therefore, […]

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