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Posted on Monday, December 1, 2014

Rebuilding Virginia’s Middle Class through Skills Enhancement

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

Among the discussions that took place at the Annual Meeting of the Virginia Community College System was a panel discussion on what Virginia – and higher education – needs to do to boost employability  of its citizens, and help meet the goal of tripling the attainment of credentials in both credit and noncredit areas. “This is […]

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Posted on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Governor McAuliffe Kicks Off Elevate Virginia Workforce Month

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Workforce leaders from across the state gathered at the Governor’s mansion on the eve of Sept. 30 for the unveiling of Virginia’s new workforce brand, Elevate Virginia, and the kickoff of Elevate Virginia Workforce Month. Maurice Jones, Secretary of Commerce and Trade, offered remarks about the administration’s commitment to workforce development and training – to […]

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Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2014

WIOA: The Road Ahead

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 1 comment.

President Barack Obama signed The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Congress passed […]

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Posted on Monday, September 8, 2014

Wizard takes home Governor’s Technology Award

Posted By Susan Hayden | 1 comment.

Virginia’s Community Colleges were winners in the Governor’s Technology Awards presentation, held at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) in Richmond on Sept. 3, 2014. The VCCS received the Innovative Use of Technology in Education award for the Wizard mobile app. The Wizard app was developed as a native app available for both iOS […]

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Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Art of Giving: the 9th Annual Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.


“Some things you just don’t tinker with.” – Hunter Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation Dominion Foundation’s partnership with Virginia’s Community Colleges to provide student scholarships in honor of the annual class of philanthropy leaders from across the commonwealth is one of those things. “The original no-brainer,” he said. “A bankable asset.” “The gift that […]

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Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014

Isaac Grunstra – VHCC’s Man of Steel

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Isaac Grunstra has received the Congressional Gold Medal for Youth Award, hiked 100 miles through the wilderness, and he’s also an Eagle Scout. Not too shabby for a guy who only recently turned 16. “He’s a great kid,” says his mother, Ruth Grunstra. “He is very purposeful in the choices he makes.” Isaac, who has […]

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Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014

Passion for Music and Teaching Shines Through for NRCC Educator

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 3 comments.

2014 has hardly begun and it’s already proven to be quite a year for New River Community College associate professor of music, Dr. Louise Billaud. She recently received her doctoral degree and her dissertation has been honored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). To top it off, Billaud has received the Outstanding Faculty Award […]

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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014

Elizabeth Creamer: Profile in Workforce Leadership

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

When Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his administration earlier this week, it was no surprise to see Elizabeth Creamer’s appointment as Advisor for Workforce Development, within the Secretary of Commerce and Trade Office. “I feel certain that she’ll be doing a great deal of good for the Commonwealth at large and for workforce […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

General Assembly Roundup: Special Session 3/24/2014

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

This morning, Governor Terry McAuliffe released HB 5003.  A press release describing this budget is attached.   This budget used former Governor McDonnell’s budget as a starting point, and incorporated 104 revenue and expenditure amendments.  HB 5003 contained a two-year pilot program for Medicaid expansion; Governor McAuliffe had received a letter from the federal government’s Center for […]

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Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Governor, Valley Proteins Fellows visit during Legislative Reception

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Margo Fairchild, from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, and Armando Vega, from Tidewater Community College, got a chance to be up close and personal with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe at the Legislative Reception sponsored for Virginia’s Community Colleges in February. Fairchild and Vega are both part of an elite group of 10 students that participated […]

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