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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, July 25, 2017

COLLEGE ROUND UP: PHCC Mechatronics program keeps perfect pass rate for four years

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PHCC Mechatronics program keeps perfect pass rate for four years Submitted by Amanda Broome, communications specialist & social media manager, Patrick Henry Community College For the fourth consecutive year, the entire Industrial Electronic Technology cohort at Patrick Henry Community College passed the Level 1 Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program exam – a critical credential for […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: New State Board Chair Focused on Increasing Community College Enrollments

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

New State Board Chair Focused on Increasing Community College Enrollments 2017 State Board Chair, Eleanor Saslaw, plans to focus on increasing enrollment during her tenure. Eleanor Saslaw begins her yearlong term as the chair of the Virginia State Board for Community Colleges this month, and she is focusing on increasing community college enrollment. Serving on […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: Chancellor’s Taskforce Aims to Reverse Enrollment Declines

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges, today announced a Chancellor’s Taskforce to reverse a six-year trend of declining enrollment that affects all 23 of Virginia’s Community Colleges. “This is the deepest enrollment decline I’ve seen in my 36-year career, and it’s the biggest drop seen in VCCS history,” said DuBois. “There’s no question that this […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

WCG Student Round Up: A Road Frequently Traveled: A Former Inmate Drives Her Own Future

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For Andrea Davis, the Workforce Credential Grant (WCG) program has been nothing short of life changing. Andrea was arrested for selling drugs and spent eight-and-a-half years in federal prison. “I never used drugs,” she said, “But it was, I thought, the only way to feed my family. I was a single mom and needed to […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

WCG Student Round Up: From Credential to Career in the Blink of an Eye

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Kouri Tweedy, Central Virginia Community College  Going from two part-time jobs with no career path to three credentials and a full-time job in the healthcare field in months is an impressive feat. Meet Kouri Tweedy, a 24-year-old student at Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) who turned her life around thanks to the Virginia Community College […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

WCG Student Round Up: A Decorated Combat Veteran Reaps the Benefits of the Workforce Credentials Grant Program

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 1 comment.

Thirty seven-year old Nate Humphrey (a.k.a., “grandpa”) isn’t just strong, he’s physically imposing, too. And the expression on his face is one that could best be described as a standing invitation to “bring it.” It’s the kind of countenance a man wears after seven grueling combat deployments, including one each in Iraq and Afghanistan. Truth […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: New Grants Jump Start Workforce Training at Virginia’s Community Colleges

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

New Grants Jump Start Workforce Training at Virginia’s Community Colleges Thanks to the Commonwealth’s new emphasis on workforce training, Virginia’s Community Colleges nearly tripled the number of people who trained and were credentialed for high demand careers last year. To mark the first anniversary of Virginia’s New Economy Workforce Credential Grants program, Governor Terry McAuliffe, […]

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