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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 Monday, September 19, 2016

Workforce Development Services Team Wins Governor’s Technology Award

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Submitted by Amanda Christopher, System Office The Virginia Community College System Office of Workforce Development won the highest technology award in the Commonwealth at the Awards Ceremony at COVITS held last week at the Hilton Short Pump in Richmond Virginia. This achievement celebrated the successful implementation of the Workforce Enterprise System (WES), the online registration […]

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Posted on Monday, September 19, 2016

Workforce Credentials Grant:

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Historic…transformative…game-changing. People have scrambled to find the right words this year to describe the first-in-the-nation, performance-based program to match Virginians eager to find good jobs with businesses seeking skilled workers. Virginia’s “New Economy Workforce Credential Grants” will effectively slash student costs for targeted workforce training programs by two-thirds, opening a new path to the middle […]

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Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Workforce Development Services Team Wins Governor’s Technology Award

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

The Virginia Community College System Office of Workforce Development won the Innovative Use of Technology in Education award at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium last week at the Hilton Short Pump in Richmond, Virginia. This achievement celebrated the successful implementation of the Workforce Enterprise System (WES) – the online registration tool for courses that […]

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Posted on Friday, September 9, 2016

Published book and Reynolds help Iwatsubo achieve lifelong dreams

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People oftentimes come to college in hopes of someday achieving their lifelong dreams of success. They want to obtain the skills and knowledge needed to fulfill their goals of a brighter future.  One such person is Reynolds Community College alumna Josephine Iwatsubo, who has been able to achieve one of her childhood dreams by becoming […]

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Posted on Monday, August 8, 2016

Community College Helps Afghan Refugee Build a Future in America

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Mohammad Fayez Adli has lived more life than most over the past 27 years. Born in Afghanistan, Adli studied business, accounting and technology, earning three diplomas and one degree. He built a career in his native country working in logistics for the United States Army, transporting equipment around camps, managing subcontractors and local staff. When […]

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Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Never Give Up: A Lesson in Perseverance

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A single mom of two children, Christina McKenzie struggled to find a meaningful job that also paid the bills. She had been working for three years as a personal care aide but was feeling unfulfilled until a friend told her about the Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) program at Patrick Henry Community College. “I’d always wanted […]

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Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Drive like A Girl: Finding Success in a Nontraditional Career

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It comes as no surprise that Penny Flippo of Henrico, Virginia was willing to drive an hour-and-a-half to school every day for two months. She was studying to become a truck driver. It was on the advice of her cousin, also a tractor-trailer driver, which led Flippo to Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) in Blackstone, […]

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