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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, January 28, 2015

Using Education to Create a Secure Future

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Joshuah Russell was a high school dropout at 16. He remembers hating high school and didn’t believe education was important in his life. As time passed, though, Joshuah began to worry about his future.

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Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015

For MECC Student, Community College is a Lifeline

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

When he was a younger man, David Hall couldn't resist the temptation to travel west and try his hand in theater. After all, he had a degree and the only thing standing between him and a successful career in film was opportunity.

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Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 2

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

On Thursday Jan. 22, the Senate Education and Health Committee heard Senator Rosalyn Dance present SB 992, which would streamline and simplify the process for active duty military personnel and veterans to receive academic credit for military training and credentialing at Virginia’s community colleges.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Training Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Workforce

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Virginia’s manufacturing community is critical to the viability of the Commonwealth, with 6,000 manufacturers employing more than 200,000 people and contributing $34 billion to the state’s gross national product.

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Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015

Virginia’s Community College Students Make Annual Pilgrimage to State Capital

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Last Thursday, about three dozen students from Reynolds, Eastern Shore and Mountain Empire Community Colleges made the journey to Richmond.

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Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 1

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

The General Assembly session officially began at noon on January 14.  The first week of the General Assembly has been incredibly fast-paced.  As of Friday, Jan. 16, 1915 bills had been introduced.  The deadline for members to file budget amendment requests was today at 5:00 p.m. Workforce Incentive Bill Advances Last Thursday, a VCCS top priority […]

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Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Annual Report Shines Light on Virginia’s Highly-Skilled Workforce

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 2 comments.

The Virginia Board of Workforce Development recently released its 2013-2014 Annual Report. The theme of the report, Elevate Virginia: Skills for Jobs and Business Growth, aligns with Virginia’s new workforce brand. The report demonstrates the state’s focus on preparing Virginian’s for occupations through credentials that demonstrate in-demand skills. This is a top priority for all […]

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