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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 Friday, February 9, 2018

General Assembly – Week 5 Update: Feb. 9, 2018

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

General Assembly – Week 5 Update: Feb. 9, 2018 Crossover and Budget Recommendations A lot of activity was swirling this week as the House and Senate committees began dispatching bills since legislation must “cross over” from the house of origin to the opposite house by Tuesday, February 13. Next week, members of the House Appropriations […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2018

COLLEGE ROUND UP: Adult Learner Finds Purpose in WCC’s Project AIM Program

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Adult Learner Finds Purpose in WCC’s Project AIM Program Submitted by Jill Ross, development services coordinator, Wytheville Community College When Jessica Phillips decided she would like to go to college, she was both excited and terrified. “I knew I wanted to go to college,” she said, “but I was 39 years old and had been […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2018

COLLEGE ROUND UP: DSLCC Student Stays One Step Ahead

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DSLCC Student Stays One Step Ahead Submitted by Jodi Burgess, interim marketing coordinator, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Teanna Sowers has a personal motto: “I like to get all my ducks in a row,” she says with a grin. The 20-year-old Dabney S. Lancaster Community College (DSLCC) student and graduate of nearby Craig County High School […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2018

INITIATIVE UPDATE: The “Road to Success in Virginia Program” is Helping Virginians Transition from Government Assistance to Lifelong Careers

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The “Road to Success in Virginia Program” is Helping Virginians Transition from Government Assistance to Lifelong Careers Submitted by Amanda Christopher, workforce development, VCCS, and Layia Perry, workforce development, Central Virginia Community College The Road to Success in Virginia Program (RSVP) envisions a Virginia in which all TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) recipients will […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2018

INITIATIVE UPDATE: Early Wage Data Reveals Strong Gains for Workforce Credentials Grant Recipients

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Early Wage Data Reveals Strong Gains for Workforce Credentials Grant Recipients Virginians taking advantage of a state grants program for workforce training are graduating and being hired into careers that typically increase their take-home pay between 25 percent and 50 percent, and even higher in some cases. Those statistics represent a first look at the […]

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Posted on Monday, February 5, 2018

Take Five with State Board Vice Chair Robin Sullenberger

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 1 comment.

Don “Robin” Sullenberger, III, retired in 2013 as CEO of the Shenandoah Valley Partnership, a regional economic development and marketing organization. He served five terms on the Board of Supervisors, retiring from that role in 2011. In 2013, he was featured in Virginia Business Magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential Virginians. That same […]

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Posted on Monday, February 5, 2018

General Assembly — Week 4 Update: Feb. 2 2018

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General Assembly — Week 4 Update: Feb. 2 2018 Submitted by Ellen Davenport, assistant vice chancellor for governmental relations, VCCS Many bills which have not been heard in committee or subcommittee, or which have been passed by temporarily so that patrons can work on them, will likely be resolved next week since the date for […]

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