College Locator
If you are in Virginia, you are just 30 miles from a community college.
Here are the community colleges closest to
Home > VCCSBlog

VCCSBlog

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.

Featured Post

Latest Posts

Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

$100,000 grant from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation will boost student food pantries and start new food stations at VCCS Rural Horseshoe colleges.

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to supplement local efforts to alleviate student hunger at 14 community colleges that serve Virginia’s “Rural Horseshoe.” “Eastern Virginia localities along the Interstate 95 and 64 corridors have enjoyed growth and prosperity in recent decades,” said Dorcas Helfant-Browning, chair of the Virginia […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

$5.8 million Harvest Foundation grant will boost workforce training at Patrick Henry Community College

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Patrick Henry Community College will increase the number of graduates who enter the local workforce in several fast-growing sectors with a three-year, $5.8 million grant award from The Harvest Foundation. The grant will focus on satisfying employer needs in Southside Virginia, providing students with the skills and credentials needed to obtain a living wage job […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

“We need to change.” VCCS leaders cite state policy shifts and demographic trends transforming Virginia’s Community Colleges.

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

If you like change, you’re going to LOVE the next few years at Virginia’s Community Colleges. In the near term, the governor’s office is calling on VCCS to redesign its Career Technical Education degree programs to front-load skills training before students take general education courses. The makeover is the result of Governor Ralph Northam’s “G3” […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Top Five Blog Posts for 2018

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

1. Great Expectations Alum Accomplishes Much and Inspires Many                    2. Take Five with New River Community College President Pat Huber   3. VCCS takes action on lower student enrollments (No image)   4. Virginia’s Community Colleges fight hunger on campus             […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

DuBois, Morrissey outline Change Agenda for VCCS during 2018 Hire Education Conference

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois and Vice Chancellor Sharon Morrissey bookended this year’s Hire Education Conference with speeches that focus on major transitions in store for Virginia’s Community Colleges. Dr. DuBois spoke as the conference began; Dr. Morrissey spoke as the gathering was concluding. Below, you can read the full texts of their remarks. Dr. Glenn […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

PDCCC uses workforce grant to extend FastForward career training opportunities to out-of-school youth

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Thanks to a $175,000 grant from the Hampton Roads Workforce Council, Paul D. Camp Community College plans to offer FastForward career training opportunities to out-of-school youth. “The new FastForward Out-of-School Youth program will serve out-of-school youth ages 16 to 24 who reside in the cities of Franklin and Suffolk, and Southampton and Isle of Wight […]

Read Full Post
Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Walking for fitness…walking for food. Dabney S. Lancaster Community College logs miles for a good cause.

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Over a nine-week period this fall, teams competed in a project to promote fitness and – at the same time – to benefit Dabney S. Lancaster’s food pantry that serves students in need. In the process, 11 three-person teams in the “Miles for Meals” campaign logged more than 6,300 miles and generated loads of non-perishable […]

Read Full Post