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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, November 27, 2018

VCCS student leaders learn “Super Hero” skills at statewide conference

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By Lauren Burgwyn    More than 400 of the commonwealth’s best and brightest community college students gathered in Virginia Beach, November 16-18 for a “super hero” themed leadership conference, hosted by Virginia’s Community Colleges. Student leaders, selected by their colleges, heard from national speakers and attended professional development sessions on topics ranging from problem-solving, leadership […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Chancellor’s Faculty Fellows for 2018-2019 Are Basking in the Glow

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Being selected for the Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship is not unlike winning a Grammy. In the world of classroom instruction, you’re viewed as an academic rock star; an educator with appeal and perhaps more importantly, unlimited potential. “It came as a surprise,” said Chola Chhetri, a professor of information technology at Northern Virginia Community College. “I […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

To help ensure a successful start in college, VCCS rolls out Navigate. Early reviews are positive

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Two waves down, and one to go. Virginia’s Community Colleges are activating a new online platform designed to provide more user-friendly tools for students, staff, faculty and advisors. “The Navigate Student tool delivers a structured onboarding experience for students, giving them the ability to define their goals, develop clear academic paths and communicate with advisors […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Altria makes grant to boost workforce training at JTCC. Business partnership with VCCS will help ensure skilled workers in high-demand jobs.

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Thanks to a $1.33 million grant from Altria Group, John Tyler Community College will be able to expand the capacity of two of its programs that train people for high-demand jobs – industrial electricity and mechanical maintenance. This grant illustrates the importance of private business partnerships with community colleges to help address specific skills gaps. […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Danville Community College rededicates “Time Machine” – workforce training facilities that propel students into a successful future.

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A retired Virginia lawmaker captured the moment as Danville Community College opened up a new building and rededicated renovated facilities to prepare Southside Virginia’s workforce for 21st century. “DCC is not just buildings; it’s a time machine,” said Charles Hawkins, who represented Southside Virginia in the General Assembly for nearly three decades. “This place takes […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Germanna Community College staffer honored for his work with disabled students

Posted By Jim Babb | 1 comment.

His own struggles with dyslexia in college convinced Win Stevens that he should devote his life to helping students cope with disabilities. “I understand the struggles students with disabilities face,” said Stevens. “I want to lower barriers and make disabilities more like a speed bump they can drive over and keep going instead of feeling […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

VCCS Military and Education Summit Explores Ways of Helping Veterans

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Whenever America’s service men and women receive their discharge papers, the regimentation that has influenced virtually every aspect of their lives suddenly vanishes and the contract that had bound the two parties together is dissolved. They become civilians. In most cases, civilians in search of opportunity. Veterans often find that opportunity at community college. There, […]

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