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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, February 8, 2017

Welding Sparks a Career Change for Blue Ridge Man

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Submitted by Cathy Sliwoski, BRCC PR Specialist  Thanks to several grants available at Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC), Don Conner (pictured above) got his hands on a new career in welding. After 23 years in truck driving, the 51-year-old was ready for a change of pace. “Raymond, my Adult Career Coach, was great. Welding was […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

COLLEGE FOUNDATION NEWS: Beazley gift lets TCC expand its Portsmouth dual-enrollment program

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COLLEGE FOUNDATION NEWS: Beazley gift lets TCC expand its Portsmouth dual-enrollment program Submitted by Marian Anderfuren, TCC Tidewater Community College’s Educational Foundation announced a major expansion of the college’s dual-enrollment program on January 26 that will allow more high-school students in Portsmouth Public Schools to jump-start their college careers. The expansion is made possible thanks […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

PRESIDENTIAL PROFILE: SWCC President Mark Estepp Crafts VCCS Mace

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

PRESIDENTIAL PROFILE: SWCC President Mark Estepp Crafts VCCS Mace Submitted by Pat Bussard, SWCC The college mace is the premier symbol of the academic procession of college administrators, faculty, staff, and most importantly, students.  Traditionally, the ceremonial staff is carried in the procession immediately prior to the president of an institution of higher learning. SWCC […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

WORKFORCE SPOTLIGHT: Free Workforce Tools for Students and Colleges

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

WORKFORCE SPOTLIGHT: Free Workforce Tools for Students and Colleges Submitted by Amanda Christopher, Workforce Development Services Workforce education and training is becoming increasingly important to Virginians, according to key findings from the 2017 Public Policy Poll: Economic Development and Workforce Training report released this month, as evidenced by the hugely successful Workforce Credential Grant Program […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: The Texting Project

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INITIATIVE UPDATE: The Texting Project Submitted by Megan Healy, Academic Services & Research Every day technology is developed that allows us to interact with friends or connect to the world through a new social media platform. From Snapchat to Twitter, students prefer instant communication with a quick photo or tweet of 140 characters or less. […]

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Posted on Monday, February 6, 2017

Weekly General Assembly Round Up – Week 4 (Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, 2017)

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Weekly General Assembly Round Up – Week 4 (Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, 2017) Budget and Crossover Last week was an exhausting one with the announcements of the budget recommendations for both the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee,  the push for budget priorities to be funded,  and the landslide of bills that have been […]

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Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017

Financial Literacy is a Critical Component to Lifelong Success

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Fred Showers is a Career Developer at Opportunity Inc of Hampton Roads (OppInc), one of six local workforce development areas participating in a unique and exciting randomized control study called The Virginia Financial Success Network (VFSN). Showers’ passion managing personal finances lends itself well to referring clients to the VFSN where they are eligible not only […]

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