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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tidewater Community College dedicates new facility for workforce training

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Tidewater Community College president Gregory DeCinque calls TCC’s Skilled Trades Academy “a game changer” for eastern Virginia. The new 20,000-square-foot facility is one of the largest run by a community college on the East Coast and the only one of its kind in Virginia. It provides short-term workforce training for in-demand construction and maritime trades. […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

TNCC does good works in a short time span. One-day clothes closet provided warm clothing for dozens of students.

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It started with pressure from a faculty member’s spouse who wanted to clear out some closet space at home. And when all was said and done, Thomas Nelson Community College had gathered enough warm clothing to donate to 64 people in need…and have enough leftover clothes to take to the local Goodwill. TNCC’s Care Team […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

$100,000 grant from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation will boost student food pantries and start new food stations at VCCS Rural Horseshoe colleges.

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The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to supplement local efforts to alleviate student hunger at 14 community colleges that serve Virginia’s “Rural Horseshoe.” “Eastern Virginia localities along the Interstate 95 and 64 corridors have enjoyed growth and prosperity in recent decades,” said Dorcas Helfant-Browning, chair of the Virginia […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

$5.8 million Harvest Foundation grant will boost workforce training at Patrick Henry Community College

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Patrick Henry Community College will increase the number of graduates who enter the local workforce in several fast-growing sectors with a three-year, $5.8 million grant award from The Harvest Foundation. The grant will focus on satisfying employer needs in Southside Virginia, providing students with the skills and credentials needed to obtain a living wage job […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Altria makes grant to boost workforce training at JTCC. Business partnership with VCCS will help ensure skilled workers in high-demand jobs.

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Thanks to a $1.33 million grant from Altria Group, John Tyler Community College will be able to expand the capacity of two of its programs that train people for high-demand jobs – industrial electricity and mechanical maintenance. This grant illustrates the importance of private business partnerships with community colleges to help address specific skills gaps. […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

VCCS Military and Education Summit Explores Ways of Helping Veterans

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Whenever America’s service men and women receive their discharge papers, the regimentation that has influenced virtually every aspect of their lives suddenly vanishes and the contract that had bound the two parties together is dissolved. They become civilians. In most cases, civilians in search of opportunity. Veterans often find that opportunity at community college. There, […]

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Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Future VCCS leaders gather in Richmond – Chancellor’s Leadership Academy spotlights challenges, opportunities for Virginia’s Community Colleges

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Helping students achieve their dreams, of course, is more than just an academic pursuit for Virginia’s Community Colleges. And for Mandy Barrett and Shawn Anderson, the mission also takes on a personal dimension. Both are the first members of their families to graduate from college. Today, Barrett and Anderson coordinate student engagement programs at Southwest […]

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Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

VCCS targets tough problems: student hunger and homelessness

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For Van Wilson, it was a moment of clarity. Having been asked by VCCS leadership to help shape Virginia’s community college response to the issue of food and housing insecurity, Dr. Wilson, VCCS associate vice-chancellor for student experience and strategic initiatives, learned of a conversation between a Virginia community college instructor and a student who […]

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Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Food and housing insecurity: Suffering in Silence?

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You can’t always see poverty with the naked eye. And at times, it seems to have a decided preference for anonymity. The signs of food insecurity are not always apparent, either. Sometimes, they hide in plain sight, dressed as an everyday community college student shuffling off to his or her next class. On other occasions, […]

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Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2018

LFCC to the Ivy League

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Lord Fairfax Community College is enjoying a moment of pride as one of its former students transfers this fall to Columbia University and participates in a prestigious fellowship for students with military service. Matthew Baroncelli’s path has carried him from Woodstock, Virginia to the U.S. Marines, where he served in Southeast Asia and joined in […]

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