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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 25, 2017

Workforce Spotlight: Learn About Job Training Opportunities Across Virginia

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

*Free Electronic Tax Filing is Available to all Virginia Community Colleges and Local Workforce Development Areas (more info at the end of the blog). Workforce education and training is becoming increasingly important to Virginians, according to key findings from the 2017 Public Policy Poll: Economic Development and Workforce Training report released this month, as evidenced by […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: SVCC Collaborates with Local Prosecutors on Alternative Sentencing

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: SVCC Collaborates with Local Prosecutors on Alternative Sentencing Submitted by Christie Hales, SVCC   “As prosecutors we are always looking for sentencing alternatives. Probation and/or incarceration doesn’t fit every case, but often these are the only options we have,” said Lezlie Green, Commonwealth’s Attorney for Brunswick County.  Southside Virginia Community College now offers a […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

COLLEGE PRESIDENT SPOTLIGHT: VCCS State Board Awards Germanna’s David Sam President Emeritus Status

Posted By Laura Osberger | 1 comment.

COLLEGE PRESIDENT SPOTLIGHT: VCCS State Board Awards Germanna’s David Sam President Emeritus Status  Submitted by Mike Zitz, GCC Germanna Community College President David A. Sam, who will retire at the end of June, was awarded president emeritus status by the State Board for Virginia’s Community College on Thursday, Jan. 19 in Richmond. “We’re pleased that […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: Multiple Measures for Student Success

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

In separate meetings in November, December and January, the Academic and Student Affairs Council (ASAC), the Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP), and the State Board for Virginia’s Community Colleges unanimously approved a new policy to guide the way VCCS colleges ensure that incoming students are placed in appropriate math and English courses. Called Multiple Measures […]

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Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017

Weekly General Assembly Round Up – Week 2 (Jan. 16-20, 2017)

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Below is a recap of this past week’s activity in the General Assembly. Bills Re-referred to Senate Finance Committee Several bills which had been assigned to the Senate Education and Health Committee were re-referred to the Senate Finance Committee on January 19.  This includes a number of bills changing college and university board governance, earmarking […]

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Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017

Weekly General Assembly Roundup-Week 1 (Jan. 11-13, 2017)

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

It was a busy and interesting first week in the 2017 “short” session of the General Assembly. Procedural and organizational matters have dominated the first three days. Special Election Results and House Appropriations Committee Appointment ChangesSpecial elections on January 10 resulted in three new General Assembly members: Jennifer McClellan (D) in the 9th Senatorial District, Mark […]

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Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Growing Skills Gap and Virginia’s New Economy

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Hovering at around four percent, Virginia’s unemployment rate is looking pretty good. While not everyone who wants a job can find one, today’s job search is far less strenuous than it was in the aftermath of the Great Recession when a staggering number of Americans were routinely filing for unemployment benefits. Now, Virginia finds itself firmly […]

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