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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, December 12, 2017

PDCCC graduate transitions from high school to Huntington Ingalls in few months: Franklin man first in family to enter the trades sector

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Tyrick Erquhart wouldn’t trade his experience for anything else. In four weeks and with no prior exposure, he successfully learned to lay the perfect bead. “I would tell anyone to stick with it,” the 18-year-old advised about the Fast Track Welding Program at Paul D. Camp Community College. “It starts off hard, but you can’t […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Virginia Governor Attends SVCC Power Line Graduation

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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was tapped as the honorary 100th graduate of the Southside Virginia Community College Power Line Worker Training School on November 21, 2017. He joined the 24 other graduates completing the sixth class held since opening of the program in March of 2016. SVCC’s Power Line Worker Training Program is a direct […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Fourth Industrial Revolution challenges Virginia’s Community Colleges

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With a distinguished career in education and career readiness, VCCS Research Specialist Yvonne Thayer, EdD knows the American workplace will be transformed in the coming years by automation and Artificial Intelligence, and says it will be up to institutions of higher education, including Virginia’s Community Colleges, to provide lifelong learning opportunities to help people keep […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Strong Partnership Between VEDP & VCCS Key to Virginia’s Economic Future

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Positioning the commonwealth for healthy economic growth drives the work of Dr. Stephen Moret, President and CEO of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP). On the job for almost a year, Moret asks the same question across every region of Virginia – What should the economic and business-growth aspirations be for our state? “I have […]

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Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

COLLEGE ROUND UP: PDCCC’s first student leadership conference includes 300 students and a surprise for Chancellor DuBois

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PDCCC’s first student leadership conference includes 300 students and a surprise for Chancellor DuBois Submitted by Wendy Harrison, Public Relations Specialist Paul D. Camp Community College A free event proved exceptionally successful as nearly 300 area students gathered at the Paul D. Camp Community College Regional Workforce Center to learn more about achieving their educational […]

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Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

COLLEGE ROUND UP: NOVA and Old Dominion University sign guaranteed transfer partnership agreement, formalize 2+2 pathway program for cybersecurity

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NOVA and Old Dominion University sign guaranteed transfer partnership agreement, formalize 2+2 pathway program for cybersecurity Submitted by NOVA Media Relations; photo by NOVA Graphics  CAPTION: ODU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Augustine “Austin” Agho and NOVA President Scott Ralls and sign a guaranteed transfer partnership agreement on Nov. 9. NOVA President Scott […]

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Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

STATE BOARD RECAP

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On November 16, 2017, the State Board gathered for its third meeting of the fiscal year. Highlights of the meeting included: Credits2Careers Veterans Web Portal: Dr. Van Wilson, assistant vice chancellor for academic and student services unveiled the new C2C web portal that makes it easier for veterans and military students to earn academic credit […]

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