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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

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

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

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

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 Friday, June 30, 2017

A Different Kind of Summer Camp for Girls

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Scores of middle school girls will be exercising their intellectual muscles this summer at Paul D. Camp and Patrick Henry Community Colleges. The two community colleges were selected along with three others in Iowa and Tennessee to take part in a pilot project designed to encourage girls from rural America to give STEM careers a […]

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Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Former Coal Miners Graduate from POWER Welding Program

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

A group of 11 dislocated coal industry workers recently completed an intensive, 80-hour welding class through Mountain Empire Community College (MECC) and attended a graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 6th at the Russell County Conference Center in Lebanon. After receiving framed certificates of completion, the graduates attended a reverse job fair with representatives from a […]

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Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Grant Helps Laid-Off Coal Miner Train for New Career

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For Lee County, Virginia resident Jimmy Pittman, the POWER Grant was just the opportunity he had been waiting for. Since 2006, Jimmy has worked for Combs Group, Inc. in Harrogate TN, where he worked his way through the ranks as a welder and machinist, to eventually becoming supervisor and shop foreman. Although he loved his […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

DCC Precision Machining Students Head to National SkillsUSA Championships

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Three of Danville Community College’s precision machining students will compete at the national SkillsUSA Championships during the week of June 19 in Louisville, KY. Quin Motley of Chatham, Stephen Chambers of Axton, and Artsem Fitsner of the Republic of Belarus will make the trip following their successes in earning first place in their respective competitions […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Community College Students and Local Businesses Participate in Richmond LogistiX Games

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Logistics companies participate in friendly competition highlighting supply chain and logistics industry The RVA LogistX Games returned to the Central Virginia region on April 20, showcasing 10 local companies involved in the movement of goods between source and consumer, in a head-to-head competition. “We’re once again happy to partner with local logistics companies to promote […]

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Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: Meet Some Students Who Transferred After Earning Their Associate Degree and Saved Big $ In the Process

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

In 2007, Virginia’s Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program (CTG) was enacted allowing qualifying students who complete their associate degree at a Virginia two-year public college and then transfer to a participating Virginia four-year college or university to receive up to $3,000 annually. Students must have an associate degree with a 3.0 grade-point-average and meet financial […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: Learning from the Mistakes Others Have Made Can Translate into Big Savings

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

1.  Not starting at one of Virginia’s Community Colleges: Tuition and fees at Virginia’s Community Colleges are 1/3 less than Virginia’s public four-year universities. Students who first complete their community college associate degree save as much as $45,000 on the cost of earning a bachelor’s degree when they transfer to one of Virginia’s public four-year […]

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