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Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2014

Military Experience Helps Former Soldier Take Aim at Career

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

You’ve just spent eight years in the U.S. Army. So, what do you do now?       A.   Take a few odd-jobs and blend into society        B.   Leverage your military skills and experience and jump headlong into a professional career        C.   Further your education If you’re Calvin Linnette, you select option A.  […]

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Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Community Colleges = Jobs and Here is Why

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

When there is so much activity taking place across our 23 community colleges to employ Virginians, choosing a blog topic can be daunting. I thought about it a lot. Should I explain how workforce development is delivered in Virginia? Should I list the most in-demand jobs and explain how to get those skills at community […]

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Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014

Anne Holton: A Profile in Leadership

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” ― John C. Maxwell Anne Holton influenced many lives as director of the Great Expectations (GE) program while dispensing copious amounts of hope to scores of foster youth around Virginia. Since joining the organization in early 2013, Holton led fundraising efforts […]

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Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 2

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

This was the first full week of the General Assembly, and committees got down to work and began hearing bills and acting on legislation. It was also the first week of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s administration. The Governor addressed the General Assembly on the evening of January 20 and outlined his ambitious agenda.   Students, administrators, and stakeholders […]

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Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014

Strategic planning: What’s old is new again!

Posted By Jeffrey Kraus | 0 comments.

Conversations beginning later this month will chart the course of Virginia’s Community Colleges into the next decade. Our strategic planning taskforce will continue the process that began with a statewide listening tour last fall. It’s hard to believe we’re there again, says the guy who staffed the taskforce that created our last six-year strategic plan, […]

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Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Governor McAuliffe Shines Light on Community Colleges in Inaugural Address

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

*Today we inaugurate Workforce Wednesday with the first in a series of blog posts focusing on workforce issues around the commonwealth. It was certainly an honor and privilege to sit in the rain-soaked bleachers this past Saturday as a witness to the Inauguration of the Commonwealth’s 72nd Governor Terry McAuliffe. As I explained to my teenage son […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

RCC Student’s Future is All Heart

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Diona Ormon wants to be a cardiologist. The desire has been burning inside her for as long as she can remember and it’s insatiable. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do my whole life. I’ve always been fascinated with the heart and with the different ways the body works.” The 19-year old biology major was one […]

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