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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, January 26, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 2

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

On Thursday Jan. 22, the Senate Education and Health Committee heard Senator Rosalyn Dance present SB 992, which would streamline and simplify the process for active duty military personnel and veterans to receive academic credit for military training and credentialing at Virginia’s community colleges.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Training Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Workforce

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Virginia’s manufacturing community is critical to the viability of the Commonwealth, with 6,000 manufacturers employing more than 200,000 people and contributing $34 billion to the state’s gross national product.

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Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015

Virginia’s Community College Students Make Annual Pilgrimage to State Capital

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Last Thursday, about three dozen students from Reynolds, Eastern Shore and Mountain Empire Community Colleges made the journey to Richmond.

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Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 1

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

The General Assembly session officially began at noon on January 14.  The first week of the General Assembly has been incredibly fast-paced.  As of Friday, Jan. 16, 1915 bills had been introduced.  The deadline for members to file budget amendment requests was today at 5:00 p.m. Workforce Incentive Bill Advances Last Thursday, a VCCS top priority […]

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Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Annual Report Shines Light on Virginia’s Highly-Skilled Workforce

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 1 comment.

The Virginia Board of Workforce Development recently released its 2013-2014 Annual Report. The theme of the report, Elevate Virginia: Skills for Jobs and Business Growth, aligns with Virginia’s new workforce brand. The report demonstrates the state’s focus on preparing Virginian’s for occupations through credentials that demonstrate in-demand skills. This is a top priority for all […]

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Posted on Thursday, January 8, 2015

GE Students Flock to Governor’s Mansion

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

At least three dozen Great Expectations students from a variety of Virginia’s Community Colleges paid a visit to the Governor’s Mansion recently. No one was asked to show their ID when they reached the door. These young men and women were invited guests of the state’s chief executive and Virginia’s First Lady. With their coaches […]

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Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014

Governor Releases 2015 Budget Proposal

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

The release of the Governor’s budget proposal for 2015 this week brings the beginning of a new legislative year with General Assembly members returning to Richmond Jan. 14 for a “short” session.  Bills of interest to the VCCS, higher education, and workforce development will be posted on our blog and updated routinely.  A number of bills have […]

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