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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

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

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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

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

“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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Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014

Strategic planning: What’s old is new again!

Posted By Jeffrey Kraus | 0 comments.

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Conversations beginning later this month will chart the course of Virginia’s Community Colleges into the next decade. Our strategic planning taskforce will continue the process that began with a statewide listening tour last fall. It’s hard to believe we’re there again, says the guy who staffed the taskforce that created our last six-year strategic plan, […]

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Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Governor McAuliffe Shines Light on Community Colleges in Inaugural Address

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

*Today we inaugurate Workforce Wednesday with the first in a series of blog posts focusing on workforce issues around the commonwealth. It was certainly an honor and privilege to sit in the rain-soaked bleachers this past Saturday as a witness to the Inauguration of the Commonwealth’s 72nd Governor Terry McAuliffe. As I explained to my teenage son […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

RCC Student’s Future is All Heart

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

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Diona Ormon wants to be a cardiologist. The desire has been burning inside her for as long as she can remember and it’s insatiable. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do my whole life. I’ve always been fascinated with the heart and with the different ways the body works.” The 19-year old biology major was one […]

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Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 1

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 1 comment.

Legislative Update January 8 marked the beginning of the 2014 General Assembly session.  Terry McAuliffe, the first gubernatorial candidate to visit all 23 of Virginia’s community colleges during his campaign, will be inaugurated as Virginia’s   72nd governor on Saturday, Jan. 11. Because the introduced budget did not include funding for all of the priorities of the […]

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