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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, March 26, 2019

PVCC’s unmanned aircraft training program commended by national organization during drone conference near Charlottesville

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An organization that promotes the use of drone aircraft by public safety agencies has commended Piedmont Virginia Community College’s unmanned aircraft training program for its leadership in the nascent field. The National Council for Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems recognized PVCC during the college’s recent three day conference on drone operations near Charlottesville. Charles L. […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Proposals being accepted now for Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative

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By Caitlin Beckner, Marketing Specialist, VFCCE Fourteen colleges in Virginia’s “rural horseshoe” may be eligible for funding for career coaches and other initiatives to promote high school graduation rates, higher education enrollment, and credential attainment among the state’s most underserved areas. Grants are available through the Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative (RVHI), a program launched by […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Project gains momentum to streamline transfers from Virginia’s two-year colleges to four-year universities

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“Meeting face-to-face for a whole day made a tremendous difference,” said Patricia Parker, project director for Transfer Virginia. Parker says she was thrilled at the enthusiasm and commitment she witnessed when 250 educators from more than 60 Virginia institutions gathered in Staunton March 15 for a “Call to Action” to improve the transfer process for […]

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Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019

Increased state funding will benefit VCCS students and employees in the coming budget year

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During a winter legislative session when much of the public’s attention was focused on non-budget issues, Virginia lawmakers made spending decisions that will have major and positive impacts on VCCS students and employees. While legislative consensus has formed around the numbers in this article, it’s important to remember that lawmakers will return to Richmond in […]

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Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019

Virginia Foundation for Community College Education Fellows get life advice about public service: “Do it.”

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By Caitlin Beckner/Marketing Specialist, Virginia Foundation for Community College Education    When asked by a college student about getting into public service, and weighing the drawbacks of increased scrutiny compared to the advantages of being able to change lives, Virginia Supreme Court Justice William Mims responded with a pointed recommendation: “Do it.” If you believe […]

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Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019

Patrick Henry Community College joins NOVA and SWCC in hosting eSports teams.

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Martinsville (population just over 13,000) is Virginia’s newest hotspot for competitive video gaming. Patrick Henry Community College says it’s starting an eSports club team in the current semester and plans to offer PC gaming as a varsity sport by this coming fall. “eSports has emerged as a major competitive event at the collegiate level,” PHCC […]

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Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019

DCC students aren’t just playing video games…they’re designing and developing them.

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A pair of Danville Community College students have launched “Elusive LLC,” a new mobile game development company. Jeremiah Goode and Dayshawn Singletary said what led them to DCC was its Information Systems Technology (IST) – Gaming and Mobile Application Development Specialization associate degree program. “Having the ability to make something that other people and I […]

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