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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, August 13, 2019

VCCS students thrive during summer research program at NASA

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“Last year when the LEGO Saturn rocket came out I was like, ‘that’s the only thing I want for Christmas!’”– David Tucker An unabashed space travel and sci-fi enthusiast, David Tucker had always dreamed of working at NASA, but it never seemed possible. At age 37 — after 15 years in the restaurant business — […]

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Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

VCCS sets goals in upcoming Six-year Academic and Financial plan: improved coaching/advising for at-risk students and military veterans is top priority

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Editor’s Note: The article below focuses on the VCCS briefing for top legislative and administration policy makers on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. The process occurs every two years and is part of the planning for the biennial budget that the Governor will propose in late fall and the General Assembly will approve in 2020. The […]

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Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2019

New River Community College student wows the crowd, makes it to national finals in the American Ninja Warriors competition

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He was born prematurely and had serious health challenges as a child. But New River Community College student Jody Freeman tore up the course in one of the most grueling athletic competitions on national TV. The 19-year-old Freeman, a lifelong Blacksburg resident and standing just five-feet-five, jumped, grappled and vaulted his 115 pounds into the […]

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Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Virginia’s Community Colleges investment expands training opportunities for job seekers

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By Amanda Christopher, Communication Coordinator, Office of Academic and Workforce Services Virginia’s Community Colleges are making additional investments in their successful FastForward Virginia workforce training programs to help more Virginians earn workforce credentials for new careers and better provide for themselves and their family. The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) has directed $2.75 million in […]

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Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Patrick Henry Community College alumna Susan Tinsley Gooden takes the chair at Virginia’s State Board for Community Colleges.

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“I know where home is: Sunset Drive in Bassett Virginia. I don’t care how you cut it, that’s where my home is.” At this point in her career, Susan Tinsley Gooden lives and works in Richmond, but she is quick to recall her roots, and her pride in the hard-working people of Southwest and Southside […]

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Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2019

VCCS adopts more modern approach for resolving workplace conflicts with new faculty grievance policy

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The Virginia Community College System is adopting an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program aimed at settling workplace conflicts involving faculty through mediation and negotiation, replacing the more litigious grievance system that had been in place since the 1990s. Virginia’s State Board for Community Colleges adopted the new policy in regular session in Richmond on July […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Davenport grants bolster early childhood education programs at four VCCS colleges in Southside and Southwest Virginia

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Lisa Mullins left a factory job a few years back because she wanted to spend more time with her children. She wasn’t expecting it, but becoming a substitute teacher at her kids’ elementary school led her to a new career in early childhood education. After she joined the staff in the school’s pre-Kindergarten program, she […]

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