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Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014

Passion for Music and Teaching Shines Through for NRCC Educator

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 3 comments.

2014 has hardly begun and it’s already proven to be quite a year for New River Community College associate professor of music, Dr. Louise Billaud. She recently received her doctoral degree and her dissertation has been honored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). To top it off, Billaud has received the Outstanding Faculty Award […]

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Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014

How Virginia Tracks the Education and Training of Its Workforce

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

All States gather high-level, state-wide data on a variety of measures such as education, productivity, salaries, wages, and employment. These measures allow a comparison at a national level of the general health of a State. Virginia tracks progress on these indicators through Virginia Performs – the Commonwealth’s performance leadership and accountability system. The Council on […]

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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014

Elizabeth Creamer: Profile in Workforce Leadership

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

When Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his administration earlier this week, it was no surprise to see Elizabeth Creamer’s appointment as Advisor for Workforce Development, within the Secretary of Commerce and Trade Office. “I feel certain that she’ll be doing a great deal of good for the Commonwealth at large and for workforce […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

General Assembly Roundup: Special Session 3/24/2014

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

This morning, Governor Terry McAuliffe released HB 5003.  A press release describing this budget is attached.   This budget used former Governor McDonnell’s budget as a starting point, and incorporated 104 revenue and expenditure amendments.  HB 5003 contained a two-year pilot program for Medicaid expansion; Governor McAuliffe had received a letter from the federal government’s Center for […]

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Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Northern Virginia Veteran Scores Employment Success

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

Despite nine years of experience as a Project Manager, Gerardo Romero was let go from his job due to the declining financial condition of his firm.  Gerardo found his skills outdated and lacking for today’s job market. A Workforce Services Representative from the Virginia Employment Commission referred Gerardo to the Northern Virginia Jobs for Veterans […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Wizard Turns Five

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

The Virginia Education Wizard has come a long way in a relatively short period of time – from infancy to adulthood in just five short years. And, it’s still evolving and growing in popularity. The Wizard and its interactive avatar “Ginny” have helped thousands of prospective students tailor their academic schedules, chart career paths and […]

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Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Community Colleges Offer Pathway to In Demand Jobs

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Every day is busy in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit at Bristol Regional Medical Center. However, no day is too busy for Travis Rife, who is thankful for a work schedule as busy as his. After receiving a permanent layoff notice in 2009, Travis sought the assistance of the dislocated worker program at the Bristol Virginia […]

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