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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, May 21, 2014

Virginia’s Waterman Tourism Training Program Wins CEDA Award

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Have you ever visited Virginia’s Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck regions? Known for its beautiful waters where the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers meet, an abundance of crabs, oysters and sunshine, the birthplace of George Washington, is one of Virginia’s hidden treasures. Now, thanks to Virginia’s Waterman Training Program, visitors can experience the watermen’s unique heritage […]

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Posted on Monday, May 19, 2014

The Great Computer Giveaway

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In 2009, Tidewater Community College’s Computers for Student Success program narrowed the digital divide by giving away 800 computers to needy students. A few weeks ago, the program reached a significant milestone by giving away its 5,000th computer. That amounts to roughly 83 PCs and laptops every month for five years. That’s a lot of […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

World Class Training for Virginia’s Adult Career Coaches

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Celeste Hall is the Career Coach Specialist in Workforce Development Services at the Virginia Community College System. 70 Adult Career Coaches work in community colleges across Virginia with Virginia Workforce Centers (also known as “One-Stops”) and Virginia Employment Commission offices to identify trade- impacted workers and provide career coaching to connect them with training leading […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Three Workforce Centers Reach High Achievement

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Valaryee Mitchell currently serves as One-Stop Services Coordinator for the Virginia Community College System.  In her current position she provides leadership, guidance, and oversight to the Workforce Investment Act workforce centers in the Commonwealth of Virginia.   She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Hampton University and her Masters of Public Administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.    […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Community Colleges celebrate commencement

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Graduation can be cause for both joyous celebration and fearful trepidation. After all, embarking on a career that will ostensibly sustain oneself for a lifetime can be a scary proposition, one that’s replete with unknowns. Transferring to a four-year university can be equally daunting. The academic challenges that lie in wait may seem insurmountable and […]

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Posted on Monday, May 5, 2014

Television Celebrity and SWCC Alum Jayman Mays Shows Support for Her Alma Mater

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Southwest Virginia Community College recently held its first alumni phonathon to raise funds to scholarship deserving students who cannot afford a college education. This was the first time one of the VCCS colleges has attempted to conduct a phonathon and the response was overwhelming. “We are so proud of the way our alumni stepped up […]

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Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Reskilling and Reemploying Virginia’s Workers

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  Forrest Whitney is a man who doesn’t like idle hands. So, when he lost his job in the closure of Radford’s Grede Foundry, he was anxious to find a new opportunity. That’s when he discovered that he was eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance program (TAA) funding that would help him become a student in […]

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