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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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Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014

Innovating across community colleges

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

What if your Virginia Community College had a unique way of solving a problem – or you were looking for approaches to a particular challenge? Where would you go to find out what your colleagues across the system are doing? When the Innovation & Technology Task Force was convened a couple of years ago, the “number […]

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Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Dr. David Conroy: CATE Recipient and Teacher Extraordinaire

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Since 1968, David Conroy has been teaching math at Northern Virginia Community College. It’s estimated that he’s impacted the lives of more than 20,000 students in the decades that have followed. Many of those very same students correspond with him even today. “36 years after your teaching me, you have made the most significant difference […]

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Posted on Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Virginia Program Helps Veterans Land Great Jobs

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

William Lee, a retired Army Veteran, was referred to the SkillSource Group, Inc.’s Northern Virginia Jobs for Veterans (J4VETS) program in November 2013 after he was laid off as a Senior Program Manager. Mr. Lee immediately expressed interest in enrolling in a Project Management Professional (PMP) preparation course with Global Knowledge, which he completed in […]

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Posted on Monday, December 1, 2014

Rebuilding Virginia’s Middle Class through Skills Enhancement

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

Among the discussions that took place at the Annual Meeting of the Virginia Community College System was a panel discussion on what Virginia – and higher education – needs to do to boost employability  of its citizens, and help meet the goal of tripling the attainment of credentials in both credit and noncredit areas. “This is […]

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