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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, June 27, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: Navigating a New Path to Student Success

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INITIATIVE UPDATE Navigating a New Path to Student Success You’ll soon have new tools at your fingertips to help students cut through the red tape and be better prepared in their pursuit of a degree or credential. “Student success,” “guided pathways,” “onboarding” – these terms have gotten a lot of play lately in conversations and communications […]

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Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Career and Technical Education Programs Awarded at Virginia’s Community Colleges

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The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and Virginia Community College System (VCCS) honored 15 exemplary career and technical education programs and partnerships on June 8th at the annual Creating Excellence Awards Program in Richmond. The VCCS Postsecondary CTE State Awards were presented in two categories: 1. Business and Industry Partnership Award     ATOS Corporation, […]

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Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Awards & Recognition: Chancellor Receives Distinguished Career Award from ODU

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Awards & Recognition: Chancellor Receives Distinguished Career Award from ODU Old Dominion University honors a lifelong storyteller by naming a lecture series after him. A long-standing partnership with Old Dominion University’s (ODU) Community College Leadership doctoral program was further cemented last week when Chancellor Glenn DuBois was honored with a Distinguished Career Award from ODU, […]

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Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

College Round Up

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College Round Up Paul D. Camp Community College and Old Dominion University are teaming up to offer some hard-working students a fast track to their nursing careers… Some Lord Fairfax Community College students will be walking dead on campus for a good cause… From a miner’s hat to a welder’s mask, Mountain Empire Community College […]

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Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Pearls of Wisdom

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Pearls of Wisdom Graduation season creates great moments across Virginia’s Community Colleges. For one shining moment, the value of our mission, the fruits of our shared labors, and the aspirations of the people we serve all blend into this powerful pageant of success and celebration. No graduation, of course, would be complete without the wisdom […]

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Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Former Coal Miners Graduate from POWER Welding Program

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A group of 11 dislocated coal industry workers recently completed an intensive, 80-hour welding class through Mountain Empire Community College (MECC) and attended a graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 6th at the Russell County Conference Center in Lebanon. After receiving framed certificates of completion, the graduates attended a reverse job fair with representatives from a […]

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Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Grant Helps Laid-Off Coal Miner Train for New Career

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For Lee County, Virginia resident Jimmy Pittman, the POWER Grant was just the opportunity he had been waiting for. Since 2006, Jimmy has worked for Combs Group, Inc. in Harrogate TN, where he worked his way through the ranks as a welder and machinist, to eventually becoming supervisor and shop foreman. Although he loved his […]

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