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Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014

GCC Student Urges Lawmakers to Keep the Dollars Flowing

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The first thing you notice when you meet Qarahn (pronounced Kur-ron) Anbiya is that he’s very articulate. Words seem to flow effortlessly from his mouth. And he likes to talk – a lot. By his own admission, Anbiya is very “social.” “I love to be outgoing. I just like to get out there and meet people,” […]

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Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Virginia Celebrates Career and Technical Education Month

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Governor McAuliffe recently recognized February as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, highlighting opportunities this type of education offers Virginians, including lifelong skills development, career choices, expanded earning potential and job satisfaction. Manufacturing is growing in Virginia. Finding employees with the fundamental technical skills modern manufacturing environments require, however, is a challenge. The ideal solution […]

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Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 4

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Legislation Granting In-State Tuition for Certain Undocumented Students Goes to House Appropriations HB 747 (Rust), HB 59 (Kory), and HB 88 (Lopez) were heard on January 28 in the Higher Education Subcommittee of House Education.  HB 59 and HB 88 were incorporated into HB 747, which has been re-referred to the House Appropriations Committee.  This […]

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Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014

For MECC Student, Opportunity is Only a Keystroke Away

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20-year old Kayla Miller readily acknowledges her good fortune. The second-year student at MECC will be able to get her associate’s degree then transfer to UVA Wise to pursue her bachelor’s without taking out a loan or spending a dime of her own money (or her parents’) on tuition, thanks to the college’s AIMS scholarship […]

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Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Musings on Workforce, Social Media and Today’s Youth

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Dr. Najmah Thomas is one of my favorite people to chat with when it comes to all things workforce.  As the Administrator of the Workforce Investment Act Program, one of the largest funding streams for Virginia’s workforce programs, Thomas’ expertise lies in employing youth, adults and dislocated workers. Outside of her work at the Virginia […]

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Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 3

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Chancellor  Addresses Education Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee Chancellor Glenn DuBois made a dynamic presentation before the Education Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, January 21.  DuBois highlighted the challenges faced by Virginia to replace and train workers in high-demand professions, the Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative, the need for new and renovated […]

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Posted on Sunday, January 26, 2014

BRCC Student Juggles Multiple Commitments to Achieve Career Goal

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Josh Abshire is built like a tank.  Although he’s never played football, people automatically assume he has because of his imposing size (6’1”, 275 pounds).  If you were a running back, you’d definitely want him clearing a path for you.  But Abshire is laying the foundation for a different sort of career far away from […]

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Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2014

Military Experience Helps Former Soldier Take Aim at Career

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You’ve just spent eight years in the U.S. Army. So, what do you do now?       A.   Take a few odd-jobs and blend into society        B.   Leverage your military skills and experience and jump headlong into a professional career        C.   Further your education If you’re Calvin Linnette, you select option A.  […]

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Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014

Anne Holton: A Profile in Leadership

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“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” ― John C. Maxwell Anne Holton influenced many lives as director of the Great Expectations (GE) program while dispensing copious amounts of hope to scores of foster youth around Virginia. Since joining the organization in early 2013, Holton led fundraising efforts […]

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Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 2

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

This was the first full week of the General Assembly, and committees got down to work and began hearing bills and acting on legislation. It was also the first week of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s administration. The Governor addressed the General Assembly on the evening of January 20 and outlined his ambitious agenda.   Students, administrators, and stakeholders […]

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