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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 Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Three Workforce Centers Reach High Achievement

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Valaryee Mitchell currently serves as One-Stop Services Coordinator for the Virginia Community College System.  In her current position she provides leadership, guidance, and oversight to the Workforce Investment Act workforce centers in the Commonwealth of Virginia.   She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Hampton University and her Masters of Public Administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.    […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Community Colleges celebrate commencement

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Graduation can be cause for both joyous celebration and fearful trepidation. After all, embarking on a career that will ostensibly sustain oneself for a lifetime can be a scary proposition, one that’s replete with unknowns. Transferring to a four-year university can be equally daunting. The academic challenges that lie in wait may seem insurmountable and […]

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Posted on Monday, May 5, 2014

Television Celebrity and SWCC Alum Jayma Mays Shows Support for Her Alma Mater

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Southwest Virginia Community College recently held its first alumni phonathon to raise funds to scholarship deserving students who cannot afford a college education. This was the first time one of the VCCS colleges has attempted to conduct a phonathon and the response was overwhelming. “We are so proud of the way our alumni stepped up […]

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Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Reskilling and Reemploying Virginia’s Workers

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  Forrest Whitney is a man who doesn’t like idle hands. So, when he lost his job in the closure of Radford’s Grede Foundry, he was anxious to find a new opportunity. That’s when he discovered that he was eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance program (TAA) funding that would help him become a student in […]

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Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014

DCC Academic Superstar Refuses to Settle for Average

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Courtney Hill has a very active social life. Not. Her pursuit of academic excellence is practically an all-consuming proposition. “The sacrifice I make in order to keep up my grades is probably my social life. I basically have none. I work and sometimes study while I am at work.” Not surprisingly, her list of hobbies […]

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Posted on Monday, April 21, 2014

For LFCC Scholar, Hard Work and Sacrifice Go Hand in Hand

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

The 2013-2014 academic year has shone very brightly on Joseph Zink. The Northern Virginia native and Phi Theta Kappa member made the All U.S.A Academic Team as well as the All Virginia Academic Team. He was also selected as a Coca Cola Bronze Medal scholarship winner. More recently, he won the Martin Luther King, Jr. […]

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Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014

VCCS New Horizons Conference Bigger and Better than Ever!

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April 9-11 saw the sun shining, spring flowers blooming, and approximately 900 VCCS faculty, staff and administrators arriving at the historic Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, Virginia. New Horizons 2014 may break attendance records, with just under 900 registrants, 180 hours of professional development programming, 18 hours of hands-on computer lab training, 12 Excellence in Education […]

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