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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, June 6, 2017

Grant Helps Laid-Off Coal Miner Train for New Career

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For Lee County, Virginia resident Jimmy Pittman, the POWER Grant was just the opportunity he had been waiting for. Since 2006, Jimmy has worked for Combs Group, Inc. in Harrogate TN, where he worked his way through the ranks as a welder and machinist, to eventually becoming supervisor and shop foreman. Although he loved his […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Workforce Initiative Update: The Road to Success in Virginia Program

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

In the most recent session of the General Assembly, the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) was allocated $2,000,000 in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funding* from the Virginia Department of Social Services to provide job training to TANF recipients at Virginia’s Community Colleges. The goal of the Road to Success in Virginia (RSVP) Initiative […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPOTLIGHT: VCCS OPD receives awards

Posted By Laura Osberger | 3 comments.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPOTLIGHT: VCCS OPD receives awards Submitted by Dr. Abigail Stonerock, Office of Professional Development  The VCCS Office of Professional Development recently picked up two important awards: The League for Innovation in the Community College John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award was presented to the VCCS Office of Professional Development team (Gareth Bromser-Kloeden, IT […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

College Round Up!

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Tidewater Community College: 1 degree in STEM, $0 in tuition Submitted by Laura Sanford, Campus Communications Officer Tidewater Community College’s Educational Foundation has established a program designed to boost the number of women and minorities graduating with degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The TCC Women’s Center STEM Promise Program, a philanthropic effort, […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Did You Know? Great Expectations

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

DID YOU KNOW? The 2017 class of GE students earned 105 credentials, including: 13 GEDs, 43 Certificates & Workforce Credentials, 36 Associate Degrees, Eight Transfers to four-year colleges & universities, and five Bachelor’s Degrees Among this year’s class of workforce credential earners are Medical Assistants, Administrative Assistants, HVAC Technicians, Phlebotomists, Welders, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Nursing […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: Great Expectations Program Exceeds Them

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

INITIATIVE UPDATE: Great Expectations Program Exceeds Them An initiative of Virginia’s Community Colleges, Great Expectations (GE) is a nationally recognized program that helps Virginia’s foster youth earn the postsecondary credentials they need to achieve an independent and successful life. Created in 2008 as a partnership between Virginia’s Community Colleges and philanthropists supporting the Virginia Foundation […]

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Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPOTLIGHT: Peer Conferences: VCCS Nucleus for Faculty Engagement

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPOTLIGHT: Peer Conferences: VCCS Nucleus for Faculty Engagement Submitted by the Office of Professional Development For more than 15 years, VCCS peer groups have served as a systemwide nexus for disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge sharing, providing an arena for faculty to remain current in their respective fields, as well as connected and informed […]

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